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Spend the Last Days of Summer at Sea Rim State Park

September 20, 2023 | By Melissa Gaskill

The Texas State Parks system marks its 100th anniversary this year. With 89 parks, natural areas, and historic sites to choose from, visitors can experience all kinds of outdoor activities.

Seeking Solitude, an East Texas Native Discovers an Island of Indelible Characters

June 24, 2019 | By Wes Ferguson

Battling Snakes, Rapids, Mud, Spiders, and Heat While Training for the Texas Water Safari

May 20, 2019 | By Pam LeBlanc

I can distinctly remember telling a friend a decade ago that I’d never compete in the Texas Water Safari, a grueling 260-mile paddling race from San Marcos to the coastal Texas town of Seadrift.

“Sounds horrible,” I said. Snakes, rapids, mud, spiders, heat, and sitting on a hard plastic canoe seat for two or three days? No thanks.

Man Versus the Most Untamed Stretch of River in Texas

March 26, 2019 | By Brantley Hargrove

Inspired by John Graves’ “Goodbye to a River,” a Writer Returns to Her Roots on the Guadalupe

June 29, 2018 | By Clayton Maxwell

Dive into Classic Summer Activities at Daingerfield State Park

April 26, 2018 | By

Summer fun awaits at Daingerfield State Park, located a couple of miles southeast of the city of Daingerfield in Northeast Texas. The 507-acre park offers plenty of classic summer diversions from camping to swimming, fishing, hiking, dancing, canoeing, kayaking, and pedal boating.

Big Thicket Drift

February 9, 2017 | By Matt Joyce

“It’s not too often that you just don’t have anything to do,” our guide remarked as we lounged on the sandy shoreline of the Neches River in East Texas, cooling off in the water after a day of canoeing.

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