|Horseback riders at Linfield Flat, Wetland Cell Project, Trinity River, Dallas|
The lower chain of wetlands are comprised of half a dozen cells that extend from the I-45 bridge south to Loop 12. The wetlands are not a part of the Trinity River channel. They sit up and above grade from the Trinity. As a result the land and water are much cleaner than the river channel nearby. Hard to even find a piece of trash in this part of the Trinity River Project. Much of the land used by the chain of wetlands was originally part of the Sleepy Hollow Golf Course and Country Club.
|Thunderstorms in Kaufman County as viewed from Fellows Lane Gate at Trinity River Wetland Cell Project|
Location: 4800 Fellows Lane
Currently there is not any on-site parking available to access this portion of the Trinity River Project. The best parking option is at 4800 Fellows Lane where it dead ends at an access gate. Other options include parking at the Loop 12 Boat Ramp parking lot and heading north. The Great Trinity Forest paved path can be visited on the same trip which lies directly to the south of Loop 12.
|Trinity River Wetland Cell Trail Map|
Routes above are a mixture of dirt roads and some trails
|Downtown Dallas skyline as viewed from Trinity River Wetland Chain of Lakes|
|Gravel road at Fellows Lane gate looking south towards Loop 12|
Currently no formal hike and bike trails exist in the wetland cell project. There are a few dirt roads that skirt the perimeter of the lakes and also meander along some treelines along the river. This area is fairly open and easy to negotiate in dry weather. At the present time there are not any water fountains or restroom facilities available.
|Wetland Cell as viewed from Union Pacific Trestle|
|Thundershower over Fair Park during Tropical Storm Hermine|