Field Trip to Jacksboro, TX

March 21-22, 2015

I know we usually go to Brownwood in March, but I want to see and do something new and somewhat different. So, I have planned a trip to the Lake Jacksboro spillway (which is the main focus of this trip), the Mineral Wells Fossil Park, and maybe Bridgeport if there is enough time to do them all. It has been a long time since the club has visited this area. The Whiteside Museum of Natural History (our buddy Chris Flis is the Museum Director there) is an hour and 10 minutes northwest of Jacksboro, so I am tempted to maybe go there.

My plan is to do the Lake Jacksboro Spillway on Saturday. Maybe drop over to Lake Bridgeport if time permits. Sunday morning will be the Mineral Wells Fossil Park or……., and then back home or wherever you want to go on your own.

I am going to head up on Friday to get settled and scout a couple of additional locations if time permits.

Lodging will be your responsibility. There are hotels in Jacksboro and Mineral Wells. Neal recommends:
Jacksboro Inn
944 S Main St
Jacksboro, TX 76458