McKinney Falls State Park

April 17, 2014: A portion of the Rockshelter Trail remains closed due to damage from the Oct. 31, 2013 flood.

Nature

Wildlife present in the park includes white-tailed deer, raccoons, armadillos, squirrels and numerous bird species, including the spectacular painted bunting. 

The flowing waters also support majestic bald cypress trees and bright wildflowers like red turk's cap.

The park is also home to "Old Baldy," one of the oldest bald cypress trees on public land in Texas. The tree is estimated to be more than 500 years old. It's 103 feet tall, its trunk circumference measures 195 inches, and its diameter is 60.5 inches.


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