An overlook at Independence Creek Preserve

Photo: Jerod Foster

Independence Creek Preserve is located in southwest Texas

 Independence Creek Preserve

30o 28′ 28.86″ N
101o 47′ 137.30″ W

An overlook at The Nature Conservancy’s Independence Creek Preserve in Terrell County reveals an awe-inspiring view of the spring-fed creek and surrounding terrain—a convergence of arid desert mesas, woodlands, and prairie grasses. The preserve opens to the public for several days during the year, including April 20-22, for camping, swimming, hiking, and fishing. From Interstate 10, take State Highway 349 south nearly 27 miles to the preserve entrance.
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From the April 2018 issue
The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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