Kalyn Stralow

A writer and editor by profession, Kalyn is a fan of all things outdoors. (Well, almost all. Mosquitoes will always be a huge bummer). Whether running, hiking, biking or camping, she prefers to spend her free time exploring. And when writing is combined with her love for the great outdoors – ahem, TrekTexas – that’s just living the dream. Currently based in San Antonio, Kalyn is enjoying the opportunity to visit Texas’ many great parks and unique landscapes with her A-Team: husband Josh, and adventure-loving dog, Maya.

Stephen F. Austin State Park

A reviewer described SFA State Park best, calling it “all the fun of camping without actually roughing it.” With a wide range of camping options, some great hiking and mountain biking trails, interesting history, and close proximity to Houston, Stephen F. Austin State Park is a great place to be introduced to an active, outdoor …

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Lake Somerville State Park

Comprised of two units, Nails Creek and Birch Creek, the Lake Somerville State Park draws crowds because of its secluded campsites (which feel private even with hundreds of other guests), trails and lake activities. A laid back environment with a little something for everyone, Lake Somerville is popular for family reunions, holiday trips, and group …

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Cedar Hill State Park

Less than 20 miles from downtown Dallas, Cedar Hill State Park is a quick getaway for city dwellers known for its mountain biking trails and access to Joe Pool Lake for swimming, picnicking, fishing, paddle sports and boating. The park features hundreds of spots for “urban-friendly” camping, all with easy access to hot showers and …

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