Texas Pecos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Dryden: Independence Creek Preserve

The Nature Conservancy's Independence Creek Preserve - is a significant piece of West Texas’ natural heritage. The pristine waters of this desert oasis make a substantial contribution to the Pecos River corridor wildlife community downstream. Furthermore, the creek itself sustains diverse and abundant flora and fauna including several rare and endangered species. While the Independence Creek Preserve is not open daily to the public, we do offer many activities at the preserve in which the public is encouraged to participate. At least twice a year the public is invited to enjoy the incredible oasis area on Preserve Day. 


  • Hwy 349
  • Dryden, Texas
  • 79781


Hours & Fees

  • Open for special events only.

  • See website for event details.

Map & Directions

Located 22 miles south of Sheffield off Hwy 349, or 37 miles north of Dryden, in Terrell County.