Miller Springs Nature Center

Miller Springs Nature Center

The Miller Springs Nature Center is a 260-acre scenic natural area located between the Leon River and 40 foot high bluffs, immediately east of the Lake Belton Dam. The natural preserve is open to the self-guided public, at no charge, each day of the year, from dawn to dusk.The Nature Center is overseen by the Miller Springs Alliance, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, whose purpose is to promote conservation and management of natural and cultural resources, and to provide an educational and recreational nature area at Miller Springs Park.

  Miller Springs Nature Center, trails


Following the 1992 flood,of Lake Belton all of the development below the dam was inundated and damaged, and the park required numerous improvements.  The Miller Springs Alliance rallied community support to restore and improve trail access and preserve park lands. The flooding also created a geologic window, in the new canyon where the floodwaters carved limestone below the spillway.


Since the Nature Center’s inception, numerous community events have been held in the park, including school field trips, birdwatching tours, star parties, and naturalist expeditions studying geology and local flora and fauna.

 Miller Springs Alliance, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation