805 North Capital of Texas Highway
Austin, TX 78746
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Sunrise to Sunset, 7 days a week
Creative Research Center
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
None, Donations Accepted
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Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve is managed as part of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve and consists of 227 acres of beautiful Hill Country woodlands owned jointly by Travis County (164.4 acres) and St. Edwards University (62.6 acres). Wild Basin is open to visitors who can hike the 2.5 miles of trails and can visit the Wild Basin Creative Research Center. The Creative Research Center, which is owned and operated by St. Edwards University, functions as the information and welcome hub of Wild Basin. It serves both the visiting public and facilitates student education and research at Wild Basin.
Wild Basin provides habitat for the endangered Golden–cheeked warbler as well as many other native plant and wildlife species. It also contributes to clean air and water and provides a unique opportunity for people to enjoy the outdoors and learn more about nature.
Bikes, pets, smoking, and picnics are all prohibited at Wild Basin.