Bluebonnets!! Our beautiful state flower blooms in early spring, most prominently near the end of March through the end of April. While many weather factors can influence this, here is a roundup of the top spots where you can find bluebonnets in the DFW area, and around Texas.
Keep in mind these locations are based on resident mention/viewing during the 2021 Bluebonnet season. Bluebonnets are annual, meaning they are highly likely to bloom in the same place year after year depending on weather and environment.
Other things to note about the upcoming bluebonnets season: While it is not illegal to pick Bluebonnets, it is common courtesy to take photos and leave them for the next person to enjoy. Bluebonnets patches along highways or in city parks and other attractions are the best places to take family photos. Many bluebonnet patches outside of big cities and on country roads will be on private property. While you are welcome to photograph them from a distance… there are plenty of stories of accidental trespassing when an eager photographer went off the beaten path for a good family picture.
DFW area for viewing bluebonnets
- McInnish Park & Sports Complex
- Mary Heads Carter Park
- Cedar Hill State Park
- J.C. Penney Headquarters on Legacy Drive
- Around Zion Cemetery in Frisco/Little Elm
- Ennis Texas Bluebonnet Trail
In 1997, Texas Legislation named Ennis the home of the official Bluebonnet Trail. Ennis is 35 miles south of Dallas and is in Ellis County. The annual Ennis Bluebonnet Trail highlights over 40 miles of mapped driving of bluebonnet trails from April 1 through April 30 and is sponsored by Ennis Garden Club. The 2022 trail/map results will be released soon. Stay updated here.
- Garden Ridge Boulevard near FM 3040
- Native Texas Park
- Tarrant County College South Campus
- Botanic Research Institute of Texas
- Hayes Park near South Country Club Road
- Right off of the 3500 Block of Cistercian Road near Highway 114.
- This area of Texas has its own patch on the Bluebonnet Trail. You’ll find them near Independence & Coit Roads.
Other Texas areas that are popular for bluebonnets
- Austin- Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Big Bend National Park
- Blanco State Park
- Brenham/Chappell Hill
- Burnet- hosts a bluebonnet festival every year in April
- DeWitt County – has its own trails and maps for bluebonnet sightings
- Houston area:
- bluebonnets are usually plentiful along 290 and I-45 leaving the city.
- Wotham Park usually has lots of bluebonnet patches as well.
- Johnson City – LBJ State Park and Historic Site
- Marble Falls
- Rio Grande Valley
- Somerville/LaGrange/Ellinger area
- Spicewood- Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area
- Willow City Loop – a scenic 13-mile hill country loop outside of Fredericksburg
I hope this helped you know where to go to find bluebonnets! Enjoy our state flower and Happy Spring everyone!
Beth Brake REALTOR® 214-769-2947
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