Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center

Photo: Michaela Kral

Where the Texas Hill Country Meets Dallas County

At Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, the ecosystems of east, west and central Texas converge, making the canyon an ideal location for learning about environmental science and nature. Audubon preserves natural habitat of over 200 acres, a portion of the surrounding 3,000+ acre greenbelt near Cedar Hill State Park and Cedar Ridge Preserve, which is managed by Audubon Dallas.

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center has over 2 miles of hiking trails reaching some of the highest elevations in Dallas County, allowing visitors a view of Joe Pool Lake and, on a clear day, to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington and beyond. The center's Nature Play area with picnic tables, bird blind with a rain catchment system, education animals on site, a resident raptor, indoor bird viewing area, gift shop, special events and programs enable Dogwood Canyon to serve the community by connecting people with nature, especially thousands of school children that visit on environmental science field trips each year. 

Set at the mouth of a forested canyon, Dogwood Canyon is one of the few remaining places in Dallas County to observe native trees, grasses, wildflowers, butterflies, birds, insects, reptiles, etc. in a natural setting. The greenbelt area that includes the center is an important stopover for migrating birds and other species.

Current Highlights

School Programs
Academics

School Programs

Introduce your students to nature and customized programming to reinforce TEKS-aligned science concepts.

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Guided Kayak Eco-Tours
Programs

Guided Kayak Eco-Tours

Schedule a privately guided paddle with an Audubon Guide

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Badge Programs
Programs

Badge Programs

Get outdoors for adventure & earn all badge requirements at Dogwood Canyon!

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Priority Birds
Birds

Priority Birds

The birds whose habitat we protect.

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 Audubon Conservation Treks
Programs

Audubon Conservation Treks

Join Audubon on a life-changing multi-day outdoor adventure (Grades 6-12)

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Volunteer Opportunities
About

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is an exciting and rewarding way to participate with Audubon.

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Dog Days Saturdays
Programs

Dog Days Saturdays

Enjoy our trails with your furry friend on Saturdays.

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In 2018, Audubon is joining National Geographic in marking the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful bird-protection law ever passed. In honor of this milestone, nature lovers around the world are coming together to protect birds today, and for the next 100 years.

Join Us David Morgan/Audubon Photo Awards

In 2018, Audubon is joining National Geographic in marking the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful bird-protection law ever passed. In honor of this milestone, nature lovers around the world are coming together to protect birds today, and for the next 100 years.

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