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Guided Hike to the Savannah Restoration Area

🎉 At Government Canyon: It's All About Water

State Parks Centennial logoWhy are we restoring the native grasses and plants in the Frontcountry at Government Canyon?

It’s all about water!

Enjoy a guided hike into the Savannah Restoration Area and learn about its importance for the wildlife, the plant life and the aquifer. 10 AM – noon. This hike is approximately 2.5 miles in length with a small amount of elevation change and relatively gentle terrain. Hike leaders will share the history of Government Canyon and point out the important restoration work being done in this part of the Natural Area.

Open to all ages; no reservations required. No strollers please; minors must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. No pets please. Dress for hiking outdoors; sunscreen and hat recommended. Wear sturdy footwear appropriate for rough trails; bring one (1) liter of water PER PERSON and a snack if you like. The Natural Area front gates open at 7 AM; plan to be at the Visitor Center and ready to go no later than 9:45 AM. The hike starts promptly at 10 AM. Meet at the rainwater harvesting tower at the Visitor Center.

The Natural Area can be very busy!  To ensure entrance and save time at the Fee Booth please reserve and PRINT OUT your day pass in advance.

This is one of many 100-year celebration events happening in Texas state parks this year. Entry to a park is free on the day it hosts an official 100-Year Celebration (applies to day passes only). Guarantee entry by reserving your free day pass up to one month before this special event.

This hike is subject to cancellation. Check trail conditions by going to the GCSNA Twitter feed, or the GCSNA Facebook Page.

Grassy meadow with trail winding through