Published on March 17, 2022 • Last updated on July 8th, 2022

Fossil Hill Hike on Lake Amon Carter – Western Cross Timbers

Join us on this trip to a prime example of an ancient Western Cross Timbers forest, with prairie openings. Slopes and ridges are covered in numerous Pennsylvanian strata with rocks and gravel at the surface. The topography is hilly, with elevations from 1050 feet at the top of the hill along the ridge, to 920 feet at the lake. On slopes and along ridges lie numerous boulders, carpeted with ferns, mosses and lichens. There are 10 different species of ferns on the property. REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fossil-hill-hike-on-lake-amon-carter-western-cross-timbers-tickets-300284327507

Fossil Hill hike with a view of Lake Amon Carter

Meet at 8:30am in Decatur at the TXDOT rest area, approximately 2-3 miles northwest of the intersection of Highway 287 and Loop 380. Meet in front of the restrooms. We will leave the TXDOT rest area promptly at 8:30am, so please be prompt and on time. It is approximately a 30 minute drive to Fossil Hill From Decatur.

If you want to bring a lunch or snacks, we will eat lunch afterwards at her house in the screened in porch.

*Reservations are required through Eventbrite. Suggested donation of $5.00 or any amount you wish to donate to assist NPAT with future programming & outreach events (plus EventBrite processing fee). The limit is 15 people, with a maximum of 6 cars, due to parking limitations. Questions? Please email Jeff Quayle [email protected].