Unless otherwise indicated, the Nature Tours (NT) will depart and return to the Refuge Headquarters via vans.
The Social events have no van transportation. Please meet at the specified location
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Directions to the Refuge
To reach the refuge headquarters from Lago Vista, go west on FM 1431 for 5 miles past the intersection with Bar-K Road. If you are coming west on FM 1431, the office will be one mile after Cow Creek Road. The office is on the north side of the highway.
Balcones Canyonlands NWR Headquarters
24518 FM 1431, Box 1
Marble Falls, TX. 78654
Directions to Flying X Ranch
To get to the FLYING X RANCH, take FM 1431 west out of Lago Vista to RR 1174. Turn right on RR 1174 and travel north for about 5.5 miles. The Flying X entrance is on the left, just after you pass the Doeskin Ranch public-access area,You will find the entryway to the Flying X on the left hand side of RR 1174. The entryway is made of stone, with a small sign that says Flying X (but only on one side) and will be prominently marked. The lane from the entryway to the Flying X parking area is nearly a mile long.
Doeskin Ranch Doeskin Ranch
is on RR 1174. If you are coming from the south, Doeskin Ranch is about 1.5 miles north of the intersection of RR 1174 and Cow Creek/County Road 328. Cow Creek Road is a slower and scenic drive, but if there has been recent and significant rainfall, the several creek crossings may be under water. If you are coming from the north, Doeskin Ranch is 2.3 south of the intersection of RR 1174 and RR 1869. Doeskin Ranch is on the east side of the road.
Shin Oak Observation Deck
This facility is on RR 1869. If you are coming from the west, the Shin Oak Observation Deck is 1.3 miles east of the intersection with RR 1174 and RR 1869. If you are coming from Liberty Hill, the deck is located about 8.5 miles to the east on RR 1869. The deck is on the south side of the road.
Warbler Vista and Sunset Deck
This area is located on FM 1431. If you are coming from the Austin area, go west through Lago Vista. After crossing the cattle guard, you’ll go .2 miles and turn right into Warbler Vista/Sunset Deck. If you are coming from the west, Warbler Vista is 3.5 miles east of Headquarters. Turn left into the entrance.
Directions to Flat Creek Winery
The vineyard and winery location is off RM 1431, 6 miles west of Lago Vista. Turn south on Singleton Bend road and travel 2.5 miles to Singleton Bend East. Turn left and go ¾ of a mile to the bottom of the hill. The vineyard will be on your left. Turn up the gravel road 1/8 mile to the gated entrance of Flat Creek Estate.
Flat Creek Estate Winery
24912 Singleton Bend East Road
Marble Falls, TX 78654