McKinney Roughs Nature Park
1884 State Highway 71 West
Cedar Creek,TX,78612
United States
-97° -97' 20.6928" N 30° 30' 4.1784" W

McKinney Roughs is a1,100 acre nature park where characteristics of four ecosystems-- Post Oak Savannah, Blackland Prairie, East Texas Piney Woods, and a riparian zone-- converge to create an unusual blend of natural resources. Located just 13 miles east of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, McKinney Roughs is home to hundreds of plant and animal species living within the rolling box canyons, wildflower meadows and lazy river bends of the Texas Colorado River.

Important information: McKinney Roughs is a day use park where visitors can explore close to18 miles of trails by foot or horseback (bring your own horse) or take part in one of the park’s many community programs. At the Visitors’ Center, pay your entrance fee and get the latest trail information. Peruse the gift shop and learn about the area's indigenous species through interactive exhibits and why the “river is the reason” for the presence and protection of this natural area.

Hours: day-use only

Admission fees: do apply, see Park website for details.

Cabins/ Lodging
Grills/ BBQ Pits/ Fire ring
Picnic Tables
Trails- Hiking
Trails- horse
Visitor/Nature Center
Wildlife Viewing Area
Things To Do: 
Educational Programs
Guided Tours
Hiking/ walking
Horseback Riding
Wildlife Watching