Natural Beauty Beckons You to Texas: Ray Roberts Lake State Park – Johnson Branch

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Named for the Johnson family homestead which was built on the land in the 1850s, the Ray Roberts Lake State Park – Johnson Branch is a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department property located on the north side of Ray Roberts Lake in north Texas. This wonderful retreat will be hosting upcoming events in the great outdoors that might interest you in the land, the natural beauty of the area, and how best to witness it all – through guided tours.

On June 22 at 9 a.m. and June 30 at 10:30 a.m., Ray Roberts Lake State Park – Johnson Branch will be hosting a Dogwood Canyon Hike and a Wildflower Walk, respectively. Visitors will tour through its wonderful natural spaces. The June 22 two-mile hike will take guests through the Cross Timbers forest, featuring beautiful oaks as well as pocket prairies along the trail. Visitors are asked to bring sunscreen, water, and wear a sturdy pair of shoes. During the June 30 walk, guests will see wildflowers in bloom, learn the native species of the area, and the makings of a great wildflower habitat. Participants are asked to wear durable shoes, bring water, and a camera is optional.

Natural Beauty Beckons You to Texas: Ray Roberts Lake State Park – Johnson Branch

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Johnson Branch is located in an exceptional ecological site. The Cross Timbers forest covers the majority of the park, consisting mostly of blackjack and post oak trees. Along the eastern side of the property, the Blackland Prairie introduces a diverse assortment of native grasses to the area. Visitors to the park aren’t required to register for events, but also have the opportunity to simply experience the wonderful outdoor recreational activities on-site. Walk or hike the trails, go camping, see the local wildlife in their natural habitat, or get some fishing time in with your family or friends! The rangers at the property invite you to “get in tune with nature, take a break from the ordinary, and discover something new at Johnson Branch.”