An oasis in West Texas, Independence Creek Preserve protects the spring-fed creek and about 20,000 acres between Dryden and Sheffield. On specific days, the preserve opens to visitors for access to the pristine waters of Independence Creek (pictured) and hiking through the hillside juniper woodlands and Chihuahuan Desert scrub landscape. Travelers along Interstate 10 turn south onto Texas 349 and drive about 22 miles south of Sheffield to reach the pre-serve entrance.
Photos by: Kenny Braun
Published: July 29, 2016 at 8:20 pm
Written by Art Williams, Photographs by Kenny Braun | From the August 2016 issue | Updated: July 29, 2016 | Filed Under: Photo Gallery
Published monthly by the Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Highways, the official travel magazine of Texas, encourages travel to and within the Lone Star State and tells the Texas story to readers around the world.