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Swift River Cruiser

Macromia illinoiensis


Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center is a gateway to more than 2,900 acres of bottomland hardwood forest, upland prairie, and diverse aquatic habitats. Located within Lake Lewisville’s upper floodplain and managed by the City of Denton, it provides residents and visitors with unmatched ecological, educational, and recreational opportunities. Clear Creek Natural Heritage Area includes the confluence of Clear Creek and the Elm Fork of the Trinity River and was originally established to protect and restore rare bottomland and upland prairie ecosystems. The City of Denton leases the land from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,


The Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center serves as a gateway to the approximately 2700 acres comprised of rare bottomland habitat, surprisingly diverse flora and fauna, all surrounding the confluence of Clear Creek and the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. Just a few miles from Denton's historic town square, the Clear Creek Trails offer open space covered with a lush ash, willow and cottonwood forests, a wetlands area pond, hiking trails, 200 species of birds, the original path of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. Nestled in the lowlands, the Clear Creek preserve is a wonderful riparian area along the Clear Creek and Elm Fork of the Trinity river. The City of Denton has worked using eco-friendly practices to restore the land to its natural state, as well as constructing about 10 miles of interpretive trails detailing the preserves colorful history and fragile ecology. The preserve is adjacent the 11 mile Greenbelt trail that follows the river from Lake Ray Roberts to Lake Lewisville.


many of the trails are not open do to the floods earlier this year. watch for snakes

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Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 27, 2017
Submitted on May 28, 2017

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