texas parks and wildlife

Musicians Go Wild on New Album Celebrating Texas State Parks

May 2, 2023 | By Joe Gross

A few years ago, Anne Brown had an idea. As the executive director of Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, she started contemplating the centennial of the Texas State Parks system in 2023 and how the organization could celebrate it.

How Longhorn Cavern Was Carved by Hand

May 2, 2023 | By Bobby Alemán

A Look to the Future of Texas State Parks

May 2, 2023 | By Matt Joyce

Andrew Sansom got his first job in 1959 as a lifeguard at Lake Jackson Municipal Pool in his hometown about 55 miles south of Houston.

Editor’s Note: The First 100

May 2, 2023 | By

Though our family has traveled to far-flung parks like Big Bend National Park out west and Caddo Lake State Park in East Texas, it wasn’t until last month that we finally visited McKinney Falls State Park in South Austin, about 25 minutes from our home.

Galveston Island State Park’s Beachside Set to Reopen for First Time Since 2019

June 23, 2022 | By James Hernandez

Galveston Island State Park is welcoming visitors back to its popular beachside for the first time in three years.

Trail Race Offers Sneak Peek of Unopened Hill Country State Natural Area Near San Antonio

September 3, 2019 | By Karen Hoffman Blizzard

Spectrum Trail Racing and Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation are presenting the Oct. 10 race, which traverses rugged ranch roads and climbs hills with elevation gains of up to 1,700 feet at the Albert & Bessie Kronkosky State Natural Area.

Texas Parks & Wildlife’s Texas Outdoor Family Program Caters to Rookie Campers

May 1, 2019 | By Kimya Kavehkar

Texas Parks & Wildlife ranger Immanuel Salas assists Texas Outdoor Family campers in building a fire. Photo: Tiffany Hofeldt

Paddling and Floating the Llano River Just Got Easier

February 14, 2019 | By E. Dan Klepper

The popular Llano River is a state-owned, navigable waterway over 100 miles long, but much of its riverfront property remains in private hands, creating accessibility challenges for anglers and paddlers who want to tackle its meandering course. Texas Parks and Wildlife has made getting onto the river a little easier by introducing four new public access points, with a fifth on the way, all available for fishing, floating, canoeing and kayaking.

Cabin Fever

January 11, 2016 | By Daniel Blue Tyx

“But won’t it be cold?” my in-laws asked, when I first proposed the idea of a February getaway to Garner State Park.

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