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PUBLIC USE AREAS -- OPEN dawn - dusk**

Warbler Vista and Sunset Deck Google Maps

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.

Doeskin Ranch Google Maps

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 Google Maps
**CLOSED for nesting birds late March/April

This deck 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.


Refuge Headquarters Google Maps
HEADQUARTERS BUSINESS HOURS
Monday - Friday 8 AM -4 PM

24518 FM 1431, Box 1
Marble Falls, TX  78654
Phone: 512 339-9432
Fax: 512-267-6530
Website: Balcones Canyonlands NWR

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DIRECTIONS: To reach the refuge office 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 from the Cow Creek Road. The office is on the north side of the highway.

Flying X Ranch Google Maps
89365 S. FM 1174, Bertram, TX

Used as an event center, but not a public use area.

DIRECTIONS:
FROM LAGO VISTA go west on FM1431 about 14 miles to RR1174. Turn right on RR1174. Travel north on RR1174 for about 5.3 miles. The entrance to the Flying X is the first driveway on the left about .8 miles from Doeskin Ranch.

FROM MARBLE FALLS go east on FM1431 about 12.3 miles to RR1174. Turn left on RR1174. Travel north on RR1174 for about 5.3 miles. The entrance to the Flying X is the first driveway on the left abut .8 miles from Doeskin Ranch.

FROM LIBERTY HILL go west on FM1869 about 10 miles to RR1174 Turn left on RR1174. Travel south on RR1174 for about 2.3 miles. The entrance to the Flying X is the second driveway on the right at the bottom of the first steep hill.

The entryway is made of stone, has a small sign that says Flying X (but only on one side). During events the entrance will be marked wit flag banners. The lane from the entryway to the Flying X parking area is nearly a mile long.



Call- 512-466-6813

Email- friends@friendsofbalcones.org

Mail- Friends of Balcones

PO Box 4678

Lago Vista, Texas 78645

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