OUR BASTROP CAMPUS
Our beautiful 80-acre wooded campus sits between the towns of Cedar Creek and Bastrop, TX and is the perfect setting for our school. It is just a short twenty minute drive from Austin and is the home of a ton of incredible native plants and wildlife.
Our land sits on the banks of Cedar Creek, which is one of the rare year round spring fed creeks in Central Texas. From our stunning native pecan bottom area (which includes some huge old growth pecan trees) to our 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, raccoons, 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 medicinal plants including, turk’s cap, chili pequin, prickly pear, pecan, mesquite, wood sorrel, sugarberry, dewberry, cucumber plant, toothache tree, wafer ash, pokeweed and more.
We have many cool teaching and camping locations on the land including 7 outdoor fire pits. Other facilities on campus include indoor bathrooms with attached showers, numerous open-air outdoor classrooms, and our Wild Life Forest Preschool including a 16-foot Earth Bag roundhouse classroom and natural play-yard. We look forward to seeing you here!
We have two entrances to our campus that do not connect by road. Please be sure to check your confirmation email for the correct entrance to use for your class:
WOODVIEW ENTRANCE: 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX 78602
SHILOH ENTRANCE: 921 Shiloh Rd, Bastrop, TX 78602
Driving Directions from Austin
Head east on TX-71, toward Bastrop (approx. 21.4 miles east of I-35)
Turn Right on FM 1209
Continue on FM 1209 for approx. 2 miles. You will cross over Hwy 21 and eventually will come to the intersection at Shiloh Road.
Turn left onto Shiloh Rd, and continue for 1 mile. You will find the SHILOH ENTRANCE on your right hand side at 921 Shiloh Rd, Bastrop 78602
To reach the WOODVIEW ENTRANCE:
Continue down Shiloh Rd for .2 miles and turn Right at Bil Brook Dr. (at the three big Oak trees) and continue down Bil Brook for a few hundred yards until you reach Woodview Ln. (You will see an Earth Native sign here.)
Turn Right on Woodview Lane
Continue on Woodview Lane for a couple hundred yards. The gate to the school’s land is on the left hand side of the road at the end of the street with an Earth Native School Sign posted.
WOODVIEW ENTRANCE - 137 Woodview Ln, Bastrop 78602
**BOTH BIL BROOK AND WOODVIEW LANE ARE PRIVATELY MAINTAINED DIRT ROADS. PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY -- MAX 10 MPH**