Put in at the Fort Worth nature Center ($5 fee per person) and paddle to the dam at Eagle Mountain Lake. There is a lot of wildlife on this trip, which is suitable for beginners. This time of year you can often see Gators. (they are fairly tame and will not bother paddlers) as well as lots of bird life and turtles etc. There are also hiking trails for those who want to hike after the paddle, or for adventurous souls, paddle the other way out to Lake Worth and Greer Island.