Geographically and historically, the Texas Lakes Trail Region of North Texas has long been a meeting place. Once, a great ancient sea met the land here.
The sea receded. The land became rolling tallgrass prairies — the Blackland and Grand Prairies — located between piney woods to the east and wind-blown plains to the west. Major rivers — the Red, Trinity, Brazos, Sabine and Sulphur crossed the prairies, as did belts of hardwood forests called the Eastern and Western Cross Timbers.