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Guided Tours at the Gay Ruby Dahlstrom Nature Preserve


If you are interested in learning a little more during your visit, then this is the tour for you! Guided tours cover a variety of topics including the history, ecology and archaeology of the Gay Ruby Dahlstrom Nature Preserve. Tours will be led by a knowledgeable volunteer or park staff member. Each guide will specialize in different topics, but you can expect to learn more about the creation of this Preserve, the flora and fauna found on the property, and the unique relationship between water and the Texas Hill Country.

Guided tours are available to the public on the first and third Friday and Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. Tours are by request only and you must purchase a day pass to the Preserve for the date you wish to tour. There is no additional fee for the tour. All guests who have a day pass for the first or third Friday/Saturday of the month are welcome to schedule a tour as well.

Tours begin at 10 a.m. Please be sure to arrive at the park at least 15 minutes prior to check in. It is highly recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring an adequate amount of water for your visit. No pets are allowed on Preserve property and no food or water will be provided.

Entrance and tours are by reservation only. Reservations can be made by clicking here.

TO CREATE A RESERVATION: Click the link above and select Dahlstrom Ranch from the list at the top. Then, select the date on which you wish to visit and click Book Now. Be sure to double-check that you have selected the correct date. During the process you will be prompted to enter the number of guests in your party as well as some personal contact information. Reservation fees must be paid IN FULL at the time of your reservation. Please be sure to read all reservation rules and information thoroughly.

Contact if you would like to schedule a tour. Please be sure to schedule your tour by the previous day or we may not be able to accommodate you.

Please contact us at least 2 weeks in advance if you are interested in scheduling a tour for an educational/school/Scout group or corporate event.

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