McDowell Nature Center and Preserve
Awesome place to getaway from the craziness!!
Nicely maintained trails. A nice kids jungle gym area. Lots of picnicking areas and parking. I just wish there was a little more grass for spreading out a blanket.
Gorgeous place to be. Normally isnt super busy and thats what I look for in a park/ hiking trails! Its mostly shaded when walking through the woods so even on hot days my pup can enjoy being outside with me.
Great campsite for tents and RVs. The camp sites have power and water, a fire ring with an attached grill, picnic table, and gravel area for tent. Bathroom facilities are 8 single units, which I found better to have privacy. Gate code to get in that comes with reservation. At check in they have ice and firewood for sale, good prices. You can walk or drive to the lake to fish or hang out. If you walk its quite a hill back! On the top of my list for camp sites!
This is such a pretty and peaceful place. I came in the middle of the afternoon on a weekday in January, so I didnt run into too many other people. Walking through the woods to get down to the water reminded me of home. I cant wait to come back and explore more of the nature preserve.