Miller Springs Nature Center welcomes students and teachers of all ages. A pavilion is located near the Nature Center parking lot, for picnics and excursion planning. Restrooms are found in the south parking area. Numerous overlooks provide perfect opportunities for class discussions of Geology, Paleontology, Natural History and Biology.

Anyone wishing to organize an event in the park should first contact the Miller Springs Alliance (c/o Heart of Central Texas Independent Living) at 254-933-7487. Organized events occur throughout the year and information can be found on the Home and Facebook pages.

Teaching Nook
There is a teaching nook on the trail down to Green Pond, just below the kiosk at the head of the Armadillo Trail and at the east end of the mural wall. The “Nook” is located in a small amphitheater and there are 12 benches for student use.

Boy Scouts
Many Eagle Scouts have successfully completed their scout service projects in the park. Additional projects are often available both for Eagle Scouts and for scout troops. If you are interested in doing scout service work in the park please contact Murray McCarley at 254-939-2461.

Volunteer Groups
Numerous groups volunteer for service projects in the park each year, ranging from a few people to more than 30! If your group would like to help us improve this beauatiful park please contact the Miller Springs Alliance (c/o Heart of Central Texas Independent Living) at 254-933-7487.

In addition to a ranger-led tour, a scout hike, a school field trip, or a naturalist expedition, these nature resources will enhance your appreciation of the natural attractions of the park:

Nature Galleries

The nature center has a wide variety of photo galleries that can serve as wonderful resources for the classroom.

Corps of Engineers Lake Information:

Belton Lake Reservoir Storage Summary

Current release rate from Belton Dam

Online Handbooks of Texas:

Tennessee Valley, TX

Belton Lake

Master Naturalist Program:

Central Texas Chapter Texas Master Naturalists

CenTex Naturalist – J. Evans:

Photo Galleries – Lots of information on central Texas wildflowers, mushrooms, animals, insects, and much much more!