Waco Mammoth National Monument and Camping

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Date(s) - 10/06/2017
10:45 am

Waco Mammoth National Monument


Let’s tour the Waco Mammoth National Monument. This paleontological site represents the nation’s only recorded discovery of a nursery herd of Columbian mammoths. Visitors can view “in situ” fossils including female mammoths, a bull mammoth, and a camel that lived approximately 67,000 years ago. 

June 10th – 10:45am meet at the Waco Mammoth National Monument.

After the monument, explore downtown Waco, go back to the campgrounds or head home.

You can make this a day trip or camp at Airport park, Waco, Texas. Reserve your site soon June 9 -11 https://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/airport-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71001#sr_a

Airport Park information – I visited with the park host and the beach site at Airport park is closed.  If you want to spend some time in the water she suggested Twin Bridges Park (about 5 minutes away). Twin Bridges Park, located on the west shore of Lake Waco on the South Bosque River, was formerly known as Speegleville III Park. Park activities include: boating, swimming, picnicking and fishing. Two swim beaches, a four lane boat ramp, a covered playground and pavilion are available.  The park is open to day use activities, only. 

Directions to Airport Park:
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
[masked], [masked]31°36’37″N, 97°14’12″W

From I-35, take the Lake Shore Drive exit and drive west to Steinbeck Bend Road. Take a right and head to Airport Road. At the stop sign, take a right and drive for about 2 miles. From I-35, take the Lake Shore Drive exit (Exit 339) and drive west to Steinbeck Bend Road. Turn right and proceed to second stop light. At the intersection with FM 1637 (China Spring Highway) turn right. Go to next stop light (Flat Rock Road). Turn left and drive approximately 1 mile to Skeet Eason Road. Turn left and drive about ½ mile. Airport Park is on the first road to the right.

Waco Mammoth Guided Tour Fees
Adults: $5
Seniors (over 60): $4
Military (with ID): $4
Educators (with ID): $4
Students (7th grade through college): $4
Children (PreK through 6th grade): $3
Infants (ages 3 and under): Free

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