Rough Creek Lodge and Resort is an outdoor traveler's dream in Texas Hill Country, SW of Dallas-Fort Worth.

With virtually endless opportunities for outdoor recreation and so many activities in nature and the wilderness, the tough choice is what to do first:

Zip Lining and Mountain Climbing: Challenge your rock climbing skills on our 40 foot climbing wall and then propel yourself 675 foot toward Mallard Lake on the thrilling Zip Line.

Biking and Hiking: Discover what Hill Country has to offer while biking on a beach cruiser through the countryside or hiking on one of many trails. You may also bring your own Mountain Bike to enjoy the challenging 5 mile trail.

Nature Trail: Enjoy 5 miles of nature trails around Mallard Lake. Visit the Enchanted Forest and enjoy the native wildlife surrounding Rough Creek.

Kayaking: Two-person kayaks are a great way to relax, exercise and explore Mallard Lake.

Bird Hunting: Treat your colleagues, friends, and clients to the finest Upland Gamebird Hunting available. Mixed bag hunts include Bobwhite Quail, Pheasant, and Chukar. Dove and Turkey hunting are also available during the Texas Parks and Wildlife Season.

Deer Hunting: Hundreds of additional acres of prime hunting land have been opened within the existing 11,000 acre ranch. Feral Hog, Whitetail Deer, Elk, and Exotics are available in close proximity to your accommodations. Ask a Wildlife Guide for more information.

Varmint Hunt: Experience a Varmint Hunt at night. It's not something you will soon forget.

Sporting Clays: Ten Stand Sporting Clays Course features multiple traps on each stand and is the finest course in the area.

Five Stand Shooting: Enjoy a round of Five Stand Clay Shooting with the assistance of professional hunting guides.

Wobble Trap Shooting: A fast and furious game of Wobble Trap will test even the most experienced shooter.

Shooting Instruction: Sharpen your shooting skills with a private one-on-one shooting lesson.

Aqua Cycle Paddleboat: Just like when you were a kid. It's a great way to explore Mallard Lake and have fun on the water.

Bird Watching: Borrow a pair of binoculars if you're interested in bird watching and enjoying nature.

Swimming:Enjoy some fun in the sun or relax your tired muscles in the outdoor family pool complete with 66 foot slide, lazy river, and hot tub.

Catch and Release Fishing: Wake up early, get a bass boat or fish from the dock at the fishing shack at Mallard Lake. See if you can break the 11 lb. 4 oz. record!

Bungee Trampoline: Perform acrobatic flips and jump high toward the clouds while safely harnessed to bungees. This is great fun for everyone; located conveniently near the Lazy River Pool and Zip Line.

Fossil Hunting: Round up the kiddos for an excursion to search for and dig up fossils. The fossil hunt includes a bag, picks to dig for fossils and an informative book describing the different types of fossils you might discover.

Tennis/Basketball: Enjoy Tennis on the outdoor court then test your MJ skills at the basketball court near the Fitness Center. Balls and Rackets are available at the Concierge Desk.

Disc Golf: Try your hand at the new 9-hole Disc Golf Course. Just pick up your complimentary discs and begin the course right behind the main lodge.

Gunn Mountain: Challenge your athletic ability and climb to the top of Gunn Mountain; a spectacular view well worth the effort.

Kite Flying: In spring and summer, pick up a complimentary kite and relax while your kite floats on the breezes.

Horseback riding: With over 11,000 acres, you can take a 90-minute guided tour with experienced wranglers or bring your own horse and enjoy the freedom of riding the trails by yourself.

Cattle Drive: Get a group together and experience a Cattle Drive - Rough Creek Style. This is an exciting way to see real cowboys at work and to move some cattle yourself!

Guided Fishing: Enjoy a Guided Bass Fishing excursion on Mallard Lake or Chalk Mountain Lake.

Beginner Fly Fishing Lessons: Expand your fishing capabilities and allow one of the available guides to provide basic instructions on fly fishing.

Paintball: Enjoy the Paintball recreation field, perfect for team or individual play.

GPS Navigational Challenge: Bring a group of friends, relatives or colleagues and compete for first place in the GPS Navigational Challenge. This will definitely test your outdoor skills.

Wildlife Spotting: Take a guided spotlighting tour to watch Texas native wildlife's night time activities.

Brazos River: Have a riparian adventure with kayaking, canoeing, tubing and swimming on the Brazos River.

Oakdale Park: Headquarters for family fun, visit Oakdale Park in Glen Rose. The Park offers swimming and children activities, playground, and snacks.

Dinosaur Valley State Park: Visit Dinosaur Valley State Park and follow 113 million year old dinosaur tracks in the Paluxy River bed.  Who knows what you’ll find at the end of your hunt!

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