texas state parks

Keep Your Kids Entertained With These Texas Holiday Activities

November 22, 2023 | By Cynthia J. Drake

Winter break is fast approaching. Cue later bedtimes, mornings with hot cocoa by the fire, and, best of all, weeks of no homework.

Prepare a Dutch Oven Feast at Lake Tawakoni State Park

November 10, 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.

Flock to Brazos State Park for Birdwatching this Fall

October 11, 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.

After Spring’s Mating Season, It’s Babies Gone Wild at Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway

August 16, 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.

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.

The Floating Campsite at Sea Rim State Park Is a One-of-a-Kind Experience

May 2, 2023 | By Dan Oko

Treat Yourself to a Glamping Weekend at Palo Duro Canyon State Park

April 13, 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.

Head to South Texas for Hawk Watching at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park

March 10, 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.

The Sky’s the Limit at South Llano River State Park

February 3, 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 different outdoor activities.

A New Book Explores the Beauty and Diversity of Texas State Parks Through Art

December 31, 2022 | By Clayton Maxwell

For a Quick Road Trip, the President’s Ranch Trail Takes You All the Way With LBJ

November 22, 2022 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Prepares to Celebrate the Centennial of Texas State Parks in 2023

October 12, 2022 | By Matt Joyce

How One Houston Family Visited All 89 Texas State Parks—And More

August 8, 2022 | By Natalia Gonzalez Blanco Serrano

These 7 Less-Visited Texas State Parks Offer Solitude During COVID-19

October 21, 2020 | By Julia Jones

Texas Park Officials Say Preparation and Flexibility are Key to a Safe Camping Trip During the Pandemic

August 6, 2020 | By Pam LeBlanc

Looking to escape your home? Book campsites in advance and bring your own sanitation supplies to make the most of an outdoors getaway.

Nature Beckons, But Officials Urge Restraint When it Comes to Visiting Texas Parks

March 26, 2020 | By Pam LeBlanc

 
As of 5 p.m. on April 7, all Texas State Parks are closed to the public at the direction of Gov.

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.

Get Festive a la Fresca at These 8 Texas State Park Events

November 8, 2017 | By

On a bluff overlooking La Grange, ice skaters swirl on an imaginary pond and penguins check their fishing lines amid a sea of twinkling lights.

Ten parks. One day.

October 31, 2016 | By

Ten state parks in one day? It’s not entirely impossible.

State Parks Recovering

May 28, 2015 | By

Read JUNE 11, 2015 UPDATE for State Park openings/closures
Even as more storms continue to hammer a rain-soaked state, communities and families are knee-deep in recovery efforts from the torrential Memorial Day Weekend storms.

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