Near Austin

Buescher State Park

“Scenic” is the word that comes to mind when describing Buescher State Park, which is known primarily for charming country drives, winding bike rides, and day hiking through Central Texas’ Lost Pines Forest. Only 12 miles from the larger and more well-known Bastrop State Park, visitors often enjoy both parks on the same trip, making a drive or ride along […]

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Camp Huaco Springs

Situated along the serene Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, Texas, Camp Huaco Springs is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. This charming campground offers a blend of rustic beauty and modern amenities, making it an ideal getaway for families, couples, and solo adventurers alike. Whether you’re seeking the thrill of river tubing, the tranquility of riverside camping, or

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Enchanted Rock

Enchanted Rock

Nestled in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area beckons nature lovers and adventurers alike. This iconic pink granite dome, rising impressively above the landscape, offers an array of outdoor activities that promise to captivate your spirit and imagination. From the moment you set foot on its rugged trails, you’ll be enchanted by the park’s breathtaking

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Krause Springs

Tucked away in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Krause Springs offers a tranquil escape that feels worlds apart from the hustle and bustle of city life. This lush, 115-acre property in Spicewood is a hidden gem, boasting over 30 natural springs, picturesque waterfalls, and serene swimming holes. Whether you’re a nature lover, an adventure seeker, or simply looking

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Inks Lake State Park

Inks Lake State Park

Nestled in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Inks Lake State Park is a haven for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. With its shimmering blue waters, rugged rock formations, and lush landscapes, this park promises a memorable escape into the great outdoors. Imagine spending your days exploring scenic trails, lounging by the lake, or discovering hidden waterfalls. Whether you’re

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Bastrop State Park

Bastrop State Park owes its impressive beauty to the presence of the “Lost Pines,” the westernmost forest of loblolly pines in the country, separated from their nearest neighbors in east Texas by 100 miles. Also of interest are several buildings constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Considered an excellent example of the rustic, non-intrusive architectural style of

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A wooden dock extends into a small pond surrounded by grass and trees. A sign labeled "Family Fishing Pond" is positioned in the foreground. The sky is partly cloudy.

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 outings with people of all

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