Hours & Admission

Refuge Hours
Winter (Oct-Apr) 8 AM – 5 PM
Summer Weekdays (May-Sept)
7 AM – 5 PM
Summer Weekends (May-Sept)
7 AM – 7 PM

Hardwicke Interpretive Center
Year Round 9 AM – 4:30 PM

September 29, 2017 – October 1, 2017 – The Nature Center will accept cash and checks ONLY at the entry gate for admission. We apologize for any inconvenience.

$5 Adults (13-64)
$2 Children (3-12, under 3 FREE)
$3 Seniors (65+)
$1 Discount per person (with Military ID-Active/Retired)

9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Fort Worth, TX 76135
(817) 392-7410

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Nature Center Notes

  • Bison have been moved across the street from their summer pasture. They can still be seen from the road.
  • The Cross Timbers Trail and western portion of Riverbottom Trail are closed.
  • Winter hours will begin October 1, 2017. Refuge will open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

September 29, 2017 – October 1, 2017 – The Nature Center will accept cash and checks ONLY at the entry gate for admission. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life by enrolling and educating our community in the preservation and protection of natural areas while standing as an example of these same principles and values in North Central Texas.

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Sat 23

Natural Guard

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 23

Nature Hike

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 23

Monarch Migration

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sun 24

Canoe Tour

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sun 24

Oak Motte Trail Hike

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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