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The Fate of Jacob’s Well Remains Uncertain

The Fate of Jacob’s Well Remains Uncertain

I look down upon the blue-and-green-tinted waters of Jacob’s Well, the headwaters of Cypress Creek. Even barely ... Read More »

The Volunteers Keeping Texas’ Waterways Clean

The Volunteers Keeping Texas’ Waterways Clean

Waterway Wellness Volunteers are fundamental to keeping Texas’ bodies of water clean By Melissa GaskillOur state’s ... Read More »

Nature and Tranquility Await at Three Parks on the Edge of East Texas

Nature and Tranquility Await at Three Parks on the Edge of East Texas

A sandy trail leads me through the forest to a bog spanned by a suspension bridge that sways as I cross. On the ... Read More »

Pucker Up for a ‘Longhorn Kiss’ at Copper Breaks State Park in Quanah

Pucker Up for a ‘Longhorn Kiss’ at Copper Breaks State Park in Quanah

The Texas State Parks system marks its 100th anniversary this year. With 89 parks, natural areas, and historic ... Read More »

How Three Men in Wheelchairs Summited Guadalupe Peak in the Early 1980s

How Three Men in Wheelchairs Summited Guadalupe Peak in the Early 1980s

A mile above the West Texas badlands, a desert thunderstorm is unleashing its fury on the Guadalupe Mountains. ... Read More »

For a New Outdoor Activity, Archery Hits the Bull’s-eye at Lockhart State Park

For a New Outdoor Activity, Archery Hits the Bull’s-eye at Lockhart State Park

The Texas State Parks system marks its 100th anniversary this year. With 89 parks, natural areas, and historic ... Read More »

Musicians Go Wild on New Album Celebrating Texas State Parks

Musicians Go Wild on New Album Celebrating Texas State Parks

A few years ago, Anne Brown had an idea. As the executive director of Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, she ... Read More »

Get Cooking Around the Campfire with These Tips and Tricks

Get Cooking Around the Campfire with These Tips and Tricks

Take it from the people who know: Cooking while camping doesn’t have to be hard. You just need the right ... Read More »

How Longhorn Cavern Was Carved by Hand

How Longhorn Cavern Was Carved by Hand

As soon as I descend the stairway leading into Longhorn Cavern, the temperature drops. A great rush of air ... Read More »

An Adventurer’s Guide to Texas State Parks

An Adventurer’s Guide to Texas State Parks

I learned a few important lessons on my first multiday mountain biking trip through Big Bend Ranch State Park as I ... Read More »

Why We Should Care About Public Land

Why We Should Care About Public Land

The economy is in free fall despite new developments in technology allowing you to work more efficiently, ... Read More »

Find Adventure in Texas’ Lesser-Known State Parks

Find Adventure in Texas’ Lesser-Known State Parks

I should have known better. After a weekend of vineyard-hopping in the Hill Country, I craved a detoxifying ... Read More »

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