This Saturday, April 14, is open day at the Davis Mountains Preserve


FORT DAVIS—The Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountains Preserve will be open for hiking, picnics, photography, birding and other outdoor activities on Saturday, April 14, 2012, from 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The Davis Mountains Preserve is located approximately 25 miles northwest of Ft. Davis on Hwy. 118 (about 10 miles past McDonald Observatory & about ¼ mile past the Lawrence E. Wood Picnic Area).

Guests will be required to sign in and out at the McIvor Conservation Center.

Important Reminders:

  • Only high clearance vehicles will be allowed past the McIvor Conservation Center.
  • Only camp stoves are allowed, and open camp fires are prohibited.  (Jeff Davis County continues to be subject to a burn ban.)
  • Restrooms are available at the McIvor Conservation Center.
  • Guests should bring their own food and drinks and plan to take their trash home with them.
  • Hikers should bring their own binoculars, cameras, sunscreen, hats and plenty of water to drink.
  • Firearms, stereos and TVs are not permitted on the preserve.
  • For safety reasons, children must be supervised by their parents or other designated adults.
  • No pets of any kind are permitted on the preserve.

Interested parties are reminded that the Madera Canyon Trail, also located in the Davis Mountains Preserve, adjacent to the Lawrence E. Wood Picnic Area, is open to the public year-round from dawn until dusk.

For further information, contact Davis Mountain Preserve Director, Chris Pipes at or 432-426-2390. To learn more about the Davis Mountains Preserve and other Texas lands The Nature Conservancy works to protect, visit


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