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#POTD: Fall Color at Guadalupe River State Park

This week we took a break from the computers and headed to Guadalupe River State Park to enjoy the fall color with our dogs, Tiki and Irie. The cypress trees along the river were simply beautiful, and the park was nice and quiet, perfect for a sunny walk… …skipping some stones… …and just enjoying the […]

Goliad State Park Celebrates Rio! Rio!

Goliad State Park is one of our favorite stops whenever we head from our home base in the Austin area to the coast. Just this past week, we made a picnic stop at the park as we headed to Port Aransas. If you visit the park next Saturday, you’ll be able to enjoy the park’s […]

Top 10 Texas State Parks for Dogs

Looking for an inexpensive day trip or camping getaway with your dog? The answer just might lie in one of the many dog-friendly Texas state parks. From beaches to lakes, piney woods to rolling plains, you and your four-legged buddy will find an array of parks that offer miles of hikes, swims, and relaxation for […]

#POTD: Inks Lake State Park

We love Inks Lake State Park. The constant level lake is perfect during these times of low lake levels. We always visit as a day trip and enjoy both hiking and swimming in the park; John often fishes there as well. The park is also very dog-friendly!

Free Texas State Park Guide Now Available

Are your thoughts turning to fall weather? (Come on…we know they are after this week’s heat…) Cooler days are perfect for camping in Texas’s 93 state parks, and we just received news that there’s a new, free 112-page Texas State Park Guide available to pick up or to download. The digest-size, seventh edition of the […]

Houston’s Sheldon Lake SP Adding Tower

Are you a birder or photographer? We just got this news from Texas Parks & Wildlife: Houston’s Sheldon Lake State Park will be adding a $1.3 million observation tower to you can watch hawks, songbirds, alligators, and more just 15 minutes from downtown Houston. Starting early next year, you’ll be able to step out on […]

Cowboy Poetry, Copper Breaks SP, Quanah, Texas, July 31, 2010

Texas poetry takes center stage at a Cowboy Poetry reading at Copper Breaks State Park. Doc Wood and Hal Newsom and their award-winning show will feature original Texas poetry. The show is accessible for the mobility, visually and hearing impaired. When: July 31, 2010, 8 p.m. Where: Copper Breaks State Park, 12 miles south of […]

Texas Parks Schedule Holiday Events

The countdown is on to Christmas but there are still weeks of activities left at facilities in the Texas Parks system. We’ve received word of these fun events scheduled primarily for the coming weekends: Through Dec. 24 — Candlelight Christmas Dinners — Starr Family State Historic Site — Marshall, Harrison County — PineywoodsBy advance reservation, […]

Palo Duro Canyon SP Will Remain Open This Winter

This winter season, Palo Duro Canyon State Park will remain open through the winter months. In recent years, the park closed facilities past Water Crossing #1 to public access, including many trails and campgrounds. The park also reduced staffing and hours at the front gate. Camping & Cabins: All campsite and cabin reservations are handled […]

Lake Tawakoni State Park Becomes a Star Thanks to Spiders

You may not have heard of Lake Tawakoni State Park, located near Wills Point, before now but since late August the state park has been a media star. National news coverage–on everything from CNN to FoxNews to the Discovery Channel. The coverage brought over 3,300 visitors to this 376-acre park on the shore of Lake […]

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