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Government Canyon

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. Located on the northwestern outskirts of San Antonio, the 8,600-acre Government Canyon is open to daytime visitors Friday-Monday, and closed Tuesday-Thursday. The natural area also welcomes overnight campers

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Canyon Lake

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 from San Antonio to Austin. Although

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Palmetto State Park

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 Austin. The best time to

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Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Resting peacefully in the Texas countryside is Lake Mineral Wells State Park. Originally established as a water supply source for the city of Mineral Wells, TX this park supports a thriving ecosystem of fish and winged wildlife while offering park visitors and campers plenty of room to enjoy recreational activities. Located roughly forty-five miles west of Fort Worth, the latest

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McKinney Falls State Park

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 short getaway or for unwinding peacefully after

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Bergheim Campground and River Outfitter

Looking for a relaxing float or paddle down the Guadalupe River? Come visit Bergheim Campground and River Outfitter.  Located on the Upper Guadalupe, this campground is a bit off the beaten path, making for a more peaceful experience. This section of the river is also known as Sultenfuss Crossing, and many locals come down here to swim, and just chill

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Enchanted Rock

s Explore one of the world’s oldest rock formations – Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Located near Fredericksburg in the Central Texas Hill Country, the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is named after the estimated 1 billion year old batholith, igneous above ground rock from a volcano magma chamber that never erupted.  The Tonkawa Native American Tribe believed this 425

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Inks Lake State Park

Come jump the cliffs at Devil’s Waterhole! Inks Lake State Park is one of the smaller lakes that make up the Seven Lake Highland Chain, created by the dams built by the Lower Colorado River Authority.  Located in Burnet, TX, Inks Lake State Park is fairly developed, and entices those looking for a comfortable outdoor experience with amenities. Activities Boating

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