Lake Lewisville Volksmarch

Todays walk was at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) also know as the Lewisville Wildlife Managment Area. This area is below the Lewisville Lake dam. It was a one day event sponsored by the Dallas Trekkers Club. This was a nice walking event laid out in two loops. The first loop was a short walk through the woods to the Minor-Porter Log Cabin. The cabin was built in 1869 and was moved to this location in 2005 and it was restored. If you would like to read the complete history it can be found here.

The second loop went through grasslands and woods along the Elm Fork of the Trinity River to the spillway for the Lewisville Lake. Crossing the spillway the walk continued by going around a small lake with viewing blinds for bird watching. Part of this trail was on boardwalks over the marshy area.

Arriving at the walk start.

A Volksmarcher registering to walk.

A Volksmarcher coming behind us.

So much Cottomwood seeds on the ground it looks like snow. volkmarchers

Pretty Wildflowers.

Ed, Carol and Robert on the trail.

Inside a viewing blind.
View of the lake.

Ed trying out the front porch.

What's upstairs?

Reverchon Park Just the bedroom.

Robert talking to the tour guide. volksmarchers

Rambling rose.

Log cabin smoke house.

Group just arriving at the cabin.

One of several blooming water lilies.

Saw Bill and Marilyn at the start
when we finished the first loop.


Looking down river.

Islands in the river.

Checkpoint volunteers.
Ed on the trail.

Dave -Volksmarch Checkpont Carol crossing one of the bridges.

Nice cedar log bench.

Kayakers across the river getting ready to put in.

View of the wooded section. volksmarchers

View of the grassland section.


Bird watching blind across the lake.

Egrets and Herons.
Volksmarchers behind us.

Another section of boardwalk.

Black butterfly posed for me.

Another section of boardwalk.

Kayakers coming down river.


Buttercup in the middle of the trail.

Another view of the spillway.

Carol greeting Susan, Brooke and other walkers.

Group photo.