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Lockhart State Park

   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. Less than a half hour away from San …

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Pedernales Falls State Park

      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 the …

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Colorado Bend State Park

  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 …

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Huntsville State Park

   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. Tucked away in the Sam Houston National Forest, the park is …

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Garner State Park

      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! Activities Water …

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Big Bend National Park

    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 …

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South Llano State Park

    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 – …

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Guadalupe River State Park

      Come and cool off in 4 miles of riverside estate primo for swimming, camping and enjoying time with the family. Located just 30 miles from San Antonio and only 1.5 hours south of Austin, Guadalupe River State Park tends to be geared more towards folks with young children, although people of all ages can …

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Reimers Ranch Park

Over 2,000 acres of pristine land awaits you at Reimers Ranch Park. Located just under an hour from Austin, Reimers Ranch Park is in beautiful Travis County along the Perdanales River and the Pogue Springs Preserve/Hogge Reserve.  It boasts of lush green wilderness, sandy riverbanks and towering rocky peaks – with minimal crowds. Activities Rockclimbing …

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