See a prime example of an ancient Western Cross Timbers forest, with prairie openings. Slopes and ridges are covered in numerous Pennsylvanian strata with rocks and gravel at the surface. The topography is hilly, with elevations from 1,050 feet at the top of the hill along the ridge, to 920 feet at the lake. 

Meet in Decatur at the TXDOT rest area, approximately 2-3 miles northwest of the intersection of Highway 287 and Loop 380. Meet in front of the restrooms. We will leave the TXDOT rest area promptly at 8:30 a.m., so please be prompt and on time. It is approximately a 30-minute drive to Fossil Hill From Decatur.

If you want to bring a lunch or snacks, we will eat lunch afterwards at her house in the screened in porch.

*Reservations are required through Eventbrite. Suggested donation of $5 or any amount you wish to donate to assist NPAT with future programming & outreach events (plus EventBrite processing fee). The limit is 12 people, with a maximum of 6 cars, due to parking limitations. Once you make your reservation, email Jeff Quayle [email protected] with your city, county and zip code so he can set up attendees with carpooling options.

Event Location: 
TXDOT Rest Area
NW of Highway 287 and Loop 380
Decatur , TX
Date and Time: 
Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 8:30am to 12:00pm