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Ray Roberts Lake First Day Tri-Park-Athon

Start the New Year off right by hitting the trails and participating in the first Tri-Park-A-Thon at Lake Ray Roberts. For this year's First Day Hike the will be hosting a Tri-Park-A-Thon!!!

You can come for just one hike at the Ray Roberts Lake State Park Unit of your choice OR complete the Tri-Park-A-Thon by making it to each first day hike at the three main units of the park; Greenbelt Unit, Isle du Bois Unit, and the Johnson Branch Unit.

If you make it to all three hikes and get a stamp for each one you will receive a prize!

Whether joining for one or all three, they invite you to come celebrate the new year with some of your favorite park rangers as they hit the trail to break a sweat. These programs will be a group hike with a moderate pace.

1st Hike

Greenbelt Unit - 428 Entrance.When: Jan. 1, 2024, 8AM - 10AM

Meet: 428 Entrance in Aubrey, Picnic Day Use area. Look for the sign and Rangers. (GPS coordinates provided due to no physical address: 33.306711, -97.040070) Trail: Coyote Run to Swallowtail Trail - 3.1 mile partially gravel and dirt trail - Trail rated Moderate.

2nd Hike

Isle du Bois Unit. When: Jan. 1, 2024, 12 PM - 2 PM

Meet: Isle du Bois Unit - Boat Ramp parking lot. Look for the sign. Trail: Randy Bell Scenic Trail - 2 miles paved trail with some inclines - Trail rated Easy.

3rd Hike

Johnson Branch Unit (2 Trail Options).When: Jan. 1, 2024, 3 PM - 5 PM

Meet: Dogwood Canyon Parking Lot Trail: Dogwood Canyon Trail- 5.2 miles- Trail rated Moderate. Meet: Nature Center Parking Lot Trail: Cross Timbers Trail- 2.6 miles- Paved trail- Trail rated Easy.

Who: All ages

Dogs are invited but must be on a secure leash (please no extendable leashes), up to date on vaccinations, and socialized around other people and dogs. Bring: water, trail shoes, and dress for the weather. Reminders: All ranger-led programs are subject to weather cancelations.

Please dress for the weather. Attendance to this event is open to the public and free AFTER regular entrance fees.

Park frequently meets capacity and reservations prior to arrival are encouraged to ensure entrance into the park. Visit to make day pass reservations.


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