texas parks and wildlife department

27 Hours Lost in Big Bend Ranch: How One Man Survived a Hike Gone Wrong

November 13, 2023 | By Emily Brindley

Sympathy for the Devil in Southwest Texas

September 22, 2021 | By Matthew Adams

In a world where we are perhaps overly dependent on GPS—focused on getting from point A to point B as quickly and efficiently as possible—I’ve found that simply unfurling a road map and blindly jabbing a finger down on the page just to see what’s there is a surefire way of reopening my mind to the possibilities of exploration and adventure.

Texans Asked to Report Dead Bat Sightings as White Nose Syndrome Spreads

February 25, 2021 | By Asher Elbein

Take the Family Camping for a Fun Way to Make Lasting Memories

August 5, 2020 | By Dan Oko

Maybe your children can tell stories of playing cards in a soggy tent as raindrops popped against the nylon walls. Or maybe you remember being young yourself, roasting marshmallows and nestling into a cozy sleeping bag to watch the Milky Way wheel overhead. As anybody who’s gone on a family camping trip will attest, such experiences produce rich memories. And if you don’t have any yet, there’s no reason to miss out.

How to Become a Backyard Birder to Enliven Life at Home

April 10, 2020 | By Heather Brand

Atta Girl: Lucy the ‘Bark Ranger’ Completes Quest to Visit All 95 Texas State Parks

April 24, 2019 | By Dale Blasingame

The title of “bark ranger” comes with great responsibility and even greater dedication. Lucy, my 5-year-old rescue dog, knows this better than most.

Texas State Parks Unveils New Website for Booking Campsites and Day Passes

February 6, 2019 | By Matt Joyce

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department unveiled a new reservation website today that allows visitors to book specific campsites and reserve day-use passes online—features designed to make reserving a site and checking into a park more efficient for both visitors and park employees.

Balmorhea works to accommodate big weekend crowds

July 21, 2015 | By

Balmorhea State Park—home of the spectacular San Solomon Springs swimming pool—is adding parking options to accommodate heavy traffic on summer weekends that leads to backups on Texas 17. 

It’s trout-stocking season in Texas

January 13, 2015 | By

No need to go to the grocery store for rainbow trout at this time of year.

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