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Gay Ruby Dahlstrom Preserve Hours/Closures/Fees

The Preserve is Open:

Thursday – Sunday         8 a.m.-4 p.m.  No admittance after 2 p.m.

Wednesday – Friday      8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Preserve Closures: Gay Ruby Dahlstrom Nature Preserve will be closed to the public annually on several occasions (listed below). During those times no visitors will be allowed on the property and no public events will be held.

January 1-5
April 1-8
September 1-8
December 18-31

All county parks are closed on days designated as county holidays. See the dates here.

Visitors to the Preserve for a tour or day pass must pay the associated fees when making the reservation. In addition to the fees below, an online service fee will be applied to all purchases. Make reservations at and choose the Dahlstrom option.

Adults: $5.00
Children $3.00

Hays County