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 […]
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 […]
Two hours north of the Live Music Capital of the World rests Colorado Bend State Park. Texans from all over the great state enjoy the serene beauty blossoming in the park, and are often wowed by the presence of mountain lions and black bears that appear frequently in their own natural habitat. Offering relaxing […]
Imagine a sunlit day filled with unforgettable boating and fishing experiences, jumping into cool inviting lake water with childlike abandon, and camping with family and friends under a towering canopy of pine trees. Memorable days like this are made at Huntsville State Park.
Believe it or not, Texas is a great place to enjoy the surf and sun. Enjoy the waves, camp out on the beach or take the boat out for a fishing excursion. You can do all this and so much more at Mustang Island State Park, all you have to do is bring the swimsuit.
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!
As flat as a board and an expanding to the reaches of the farthest horizon is the Texas Panhandle. While driving through the flatland, visitors of Palo Duro Canyon State Park often come upon a delightful surprise as the landscape reveals a startling 900+ feet deep canyon. Known as the “Grand Canyon of Texas,” this […]
Davy Crockett may not have slain a bear at the tender age of three, but he was quite the explorer and frontiersman, whose heroics and respect for nature are well documented. It’s no wonder one of the nation’s most treasured parks bears his name. Located off U.S. Highway 69, Davy Crockett National Forest is […]
For outdoor enthusiasts seeking challenging terrain and beautiful landscapes, Big Bend National Park is the grandaddy of all Texas parks. Providing visitors with its vast desert land, mountains, and the Rio Grande River this national park is bound to impress. Located on the Texas-Mexico border, this park is the largest protected public land […]
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 […]