Lockhart State Park caters more to those looking for a slower-paced nature experience than some of the other Texas parks. Great for families, educational opportunities or passing a leisurely day, Lockhart has a swimming pool, golf course and walking/hiking trails that are dog and kid friendly.
Serenity now! Witness the beauty of the park’s namesake, experience some seriously historic geologic formations, and enjoy the solitude. For the rock geeks, Pedernales Falls is a 50 ft waterfall cascading down 300 million year old limestone formations, created by Cretaceous seas that deposited what is seen there today, including marine fossils. For […]
Welcome to Hill Country! Located on the Edward’s Plateau in Central Texas, Garner State Park attracts visitors from all over to it’s steep canyons and rolling hills. Its star attraction – the aptly named Frio River – is a refreshingly cool spring-fed body of water perfect for escaping that hot Texas weather!
Whether the day’s agenda includes canoeing or bird watching, South Llano River State Park boasts an environment well suited to a wide range of activities. Comprised of land that was gifted to the state of Texas on the condition that its turkey roost be protected, South Llano is known for its stunning […]
Come and cool off in 4 miles of riverside estate primo for swimming, camping and enjoying time with the family. Located just 30 miles from San Antonio and only 1.5 hours south of Austin, Guadalupe River State Park tends to be geared more towards folks with young children, although people of all ages […]
Over 2,000 acres of pristine land awaits you at Reimers Ranch Park. Located just under an hour from Austin, Reimers Ranch Park is in beautiful Travis County along the Perdanales River and the Pogue Springs Preserve/Hogge Reserve. It boasts of lush green wilderness, sandy riverbanks and towering rocky peaks – with minimal crowds.
Hiking, mountain biking, geocaching? Check. Government Canyon State Natural Area is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground, with more than 40 miles of trails to explore deep in the heart of Texas Hill Country.
In Texas there tends to be two seasons – Warm Summer and Scalding Summer. For a change of scenery, come out to Lost Maples State Nature Area, and experience the most spectacular display of Fall in the state. In its full color blasted leaf changing glory – oranges, yellows, reds – it’s an […]
Those yearning for cool relief from the harsh Texas heat need look no further than the aqua-blue waters of Canyon Lake. Canyon Lake is located on the Guadalupe River in Comal County, Texas. With over 80 miles of scenic shoreline and an area covering 8,200 acres, Canyon Lake is the premier destination for water-lovers […]
Palmetto State Park is a place that stands apart from the rest of Central Texas. With old-growth trees draped in Spanish moss and a wealth of semi-tropical vegetation, this green oasis appears pulled straight of of prehistoric times. Located in Gonzales County, Palmetto State Park is only 1 hour from major cities San Antonio and […]
McKinney Falls State Park is something of a hidden gem of the Austin area, offering its namesake falls, remarkable sightseeing and miles of wooded trails all nestled within a 700-acre corner of Austin city limits. With a surprising wealth of activities, particularly hiking, biking and swimming opportunities, McKinney Falls is perfect for a […]