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Reimers Ranch Park

Nestled in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Reimers Ranch Park is a true gem for outdoor enthusiasts. This expansive park, covering over 2,400 acres, offers a variety of thrilling activities and stunning landscapes that promise to captivate visitors of all ages. From its rugged limestone cliffs and meandering trails to the serene Pedernales River, Reimers Ranch is a haven

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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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Lost Maples

Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Lost Maples State Natural Area is a haven for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. This park is renowned for its breathtaking autumn foliage, featuring the vibrant hues of Uvalde bigtooth maples, making it a must-visit destination during the fall season. Beyond its picturesque landscapes, Lost Maples offers a tranquil escape

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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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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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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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Big Bend Ranch State Park

Located in the nation’s second largest and most populous state, “a paradise on Earth” awaits. Tucked away, deep in the northern Chihuahuan Desert lies the extraordinary Big Bend Ranch State Park. Backcountry camping, nature viewing, and wildlife observation opportunities away visitors eager to set their sights on Texas lyre snakes, and mountain lions. Activities Nature Viewing and Birdwatching Nature viewing

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Big Thicket National Preserve

Located in the southeast portion of the state, Big Thicket National Preserve is the creator of many Texans’ fondest memories. The overwhelming consensus from county locals: The Big Thicket is awesome. It can literally strike a sense of wonder into the minds and hearts of its visitors. Towering trees, bio-life variety, and the mysterious “Ghost Road” all come together in

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