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Lost Creek Dam, Jacksboro Field Trip

  • Sat, October 08, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Lost Creek Dam Jacksboro, TX

The Dallas Paleontological Society is hosting a field trip to the Lost Creek Dam site outside of Jacksboro, TX, October 8th, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  From the parking location there is about a 1/3 to 1/2 mile walk to the collecting site. You will also have to climb over a gate.

The fossils are from the Carboniferous Pennsylvanian period. They include brachiopods, bivalves, bryozoa, corals, sponges, cephalopods, gastropods, crinoids and many others. The fauna is exceptionally diverse. It is geologically part of the Graham Formation.

Bob Williams will be leading this trip.

No registration with Dallas Paleontological Society is required, but if you are attending and you do not have a Texas State Park pass you will need to obtain a day parking pass at this URL: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/fort-richardson/fees-facilities/entrance-fees    

Please email fieldtrips@dallaspaleo.org with any questions.

The address is

992-1356 Lost Creek Rd,

Jacksboro, TX

GPS: 33.2462N 98.11898W

Also, We ask that you print out the attached Hold Harmless agreement, sign it and give to Svetlana  upon your arrival. Also, attached is a fossil identification sheet for the site.


Jacksboro fossil identification-1.pdf

Who we are

The DPS is a group of professional and amateur paleontologists that want to exchange information, interact, and continue their education in paleontology.  We meet once a month on the second Wednesday evening of the month at Brookhaven College, Building H.


If you have a question, if you have a fossil that you cannot identify, or need a site investigation, contact the Fossil Bureau of Investigation for help.

Contact Us at 817-355-4693 

Why join us

We have fun.

We learn stuff.

We go cool places.

We find interesting things.

We make new friends.

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