At 8,749 feet, Guadalupe Peak is the highest point in the state of Texas! The Guadalupe Mountains, once a reef in an ancient sea, are the southernmost part of the 40-mile-long Guadalupe range. The Apaches occupied these mountains for centuries. With over 80 miles of trails, hikers and backpackers will feel rewarded for making the […]
Del Norte is a special place for the “primitive at heart.” A remote 20,000 acre preserve awaits the visitor to what has been referred to by most Texans as the Devils River State Natural Area. This park provides kayakers and canoers flowing downstream towards Canyon Marina at Lake Amistad with a key camping stop. The […]
Sitting on the boundary between Texas and Louisiana, the Sabine National Forest is the easternmost of the four national forests in Texas. This ecologically diverse environment and expansive forest have a long history of human civilization. The popularity of this special place continues to draw visitors today. The Toledo Bend reservoir (or lake) is the […]
Copper Breaks State Park is a place with a long history. For more than 150 years the Comanches followed a nomadic lifestyle hunting bison and raiding nearby areas. While the hunting, raiding, and mining has seized, there is still plenty to attract outdoor enthusiasts to this area. A ten mile trail system gives hikers, runners, […]
One of four National Forests in Texas, Sam Houston offers 140 miles of ecological diversity and a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. With an abundance of miles to explore, this is a hiking and mountain biking wonderland! Two scenic areas found in the park are Big Creek and Winters Bayou.
The word “Amistad” means friendship in Spanish. Amistad National Recreation Area offers worldwide visitors and locals from two countries an opportunity to enjoy a water paradise nestled within the desert. “At conservation pool capacities, Amistad Reservoir is the second largest lake in Texas” (National Park Service). Maintaining a friendship among nations will be essential in […]
Almost 1000 acres of natural space await visitors to this popular city park adjacent to the airport in North Central San Antonio. With over 15 miles of multi-use trails for mountain biking, cycling, running, or walking, this park has something for everyone. Some of the latest improvements to the park by local organizations include a […]