mckinney roughs

The Adventure Seeker’s Spring Break at McKinney Roughs

March 1, 2019 | By Melissa Gaskill

With 18 miles of hiking trails—
13 of them open to mountain bikes and horses, along with plenty of flora and fauna along the Colorado River—
McKinney Roughs Nature Park lives up to the “nature” in its name. Adding the word “adventure” seems more appropriate though, given the current offerings of zip lining, universal terrain vehicle tours, survival skill classes, and more. All of the above makes this Lower Colorado River Authority property an excellent destination for a family spring break adventure.

4 Alternative Spring Break Trips

March 1, 2019 | By

Say “spring break,” and most of us picture a tourist-packed beach, but there’s a world
of options away from the seashores. We’ve planned four under-the-radar trips for those
ready to seek out experiences beyond the norm … with or without kids in tow.

Kayaking the Colorado River at McKinney Roughs

March 5, 2015 | By

I recently discovered a little-known natural escape near Bastrop that’s easily accessible from Central Texas, 90 minutes from San Antonio, and about two hours from Houston.

A Day in the Roughs

August 17, 2014 | By Melissa Gaskill

The river rounded a bend and ahead of me, civilization dropped away. A heron soared overhead, Pterodactyl-like, and a few dragonflies hovered around the front of my boat.

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