The Earth Native Wilderness School 25-acre wooded campus sits between the towns of Cedar Creek and Bastrop, TX. It is just a short twenty minute drive from Austin and is the home of a ton of incredible native plants and wildlife. The land sits on the banks of Cedar Creek, which is one of the rare year round spring fed creeks in Central Texas. From the native pecan bottom area (which includes some huge old growth pecan trees) to the rolling hills covered in White Oak, Cedar Elm, and Mesquite, opportunities for exploration and adventure are never more than a step away.
Wildlife on the land is abundant and includes, white-tailed deer, turkeys, armadillos, bobcats, racoons, grey-foxes, coyotes, and eastern cottontails. Numerous bird species are also incredibly abundant and include, red-shouldered hawks, several resident barred owls, pileated woodpeckers, and numerous other species. We are also lucky to have a very diverse number of native edible and medical plants including, turk’s cap, chili pequin, prickly pear, pecan, mesquite, wood sorrel, sugarberry, dewberry, cucumber plant, toothache tree, wafer ash, pokeweed and more.
They have many cool teaching and camping locations on the land including 4 outdoor fire pits. Other facilities on campus include indoor bathrooms with attached showers, an open-air outdoor classroom, a school office, and a 16-foot Earth Bag roundhouse that is currently under construction.
Earth Native Wilderness School
137 Woodview Lane
Bastrop, TX 78602
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