State Parks in Texas (95)

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Abilene State Park
Tuscola, TX
Come to the shady banks of Elm Creek, where large trees arch overhead and deer and other critters wander by. Just 16 miles southwest of Abilene, the park has a lake and fishing pond, a historic swimmi
Atlanta State Park
Atlanta, TX
Atlanta State Park sits on the shores of Wright Patman Lake in the far northeast corner of Texas. Towering pines and hardwoods shade the park, providing fall and spring color, and beauty year-round.
Balmorhea State Park
Toyahvale, TX
Dive into the crystal-clear water of the world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool. Swim, scuba dive, or just relax under the trees at this historic park in arid West Texas. The Civilian Conservation
Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Terlingua, TX
Barton Warnock Visitor Center serves as the eastern entrance for Big Bend Ranch State Park and is near Lajitas. Permits for backpacking and camping (no hookups) at Big Bend Ranch State Park can be obt
Bastrop State Park
Bastrop, TX
For more than 70 years, folks have visited Bastrop State Park to enjoy its history and marvel at the Lost Pines. Forest fires and floods have ravaged the park in recent years. Now comes rebirth: new t
Battleship Texas State Historic Site
La Porte, TX
The Battleship Texas is closed for a lengthy repair project. No reopening date has been set. More than 36,000 items are part of the Battleship Texas artifact collection. Many will be on display afte
Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Mission, TX
Down in the valley you’ll find a birder’s paradise. About 360 species of birds have been reported at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, along with butterflies, javelinas, bobcats and more! Nature
Big Bend Ranch State Park
Presidio, TX
Big Bend Ranch State Park offers outdoor recreation for the truly adventurous. This remote park features rugged mountains, steep canyons, amazing views, unparalleled night skies, and solitude in a hig
Big Spring State Park
Big Spring, TX
Dramatic views off of the 200-foot bluff and from the CCC-built loop road are among the featured attractions of this 382-acre park. Early morning or sunset, joggers, walkers and cyclists circle the lo
Blanco State Park
Blanco, TX
Come for a picnic, afternoon swim, fishing trip or a weekend campout on the banks of the spring-fed Blanco River. We’re just an hour from Austin and San Antonio. This small park hugs a one-mile stret
Bonham State Park
Bonham, TX
Northeast of Dallas is a small park filled with natural beauty. At Bonham State Park, you’ll find a serene 65-acre lake, hilly trails, colorful history and a quiet place to relax.
Brazos Bend State Park
Needville, TX
Looking for a “wild” experience? You will find it at Brazos Bend State Park, just 45 miles from downtown Houston! Nature has top billing at this park. Be sure to bring your walking shoes, binoculars
Buescher State Park
Smithville, TX
East of Austin and a short drive past Bastrop State Park, you’ll find its sibling, Buescher. Set up camp, hike or bike under tall trees, or fish and paddle the 30-acre lake at this peaceful park.
Caddo Lake State Park
Karnack, TX
Bald cypress trees draped with Span­ish moss tower over the maze of bayous, sloughs and ponds of Caddo Lake. Paddle these waterways, stay in a historic cabin, or try your luck fishing. Discover an Eas
Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Quitaque, TX
Wind and water over the eons shaped the rugged beauty of Caprock Canyons State Park in the Panhandle of Texas. Today, bison roam the plains, bats roost in Clarity Tunnel, and you can explore 90 miles
Cedar Hill State Park
Cedar Hill, TX
Relax by the lake, tour an old Texas farm, or explore our rugged limestone hills and rare prairie pockets. Though we’re just a short drive from the DFW Metroplex, it feels like you’re a world away fro
Choke Canyon State Park
Three Rivers, TX
Watch the sun rise over the lake while birds sing in the brush. Spend the day casting for your next big fish story. Come see us on the shore of Choke Canyon Res­er­voir, between San Antonio and Corpus
Cleburne State Park
Cleburne, TX
A spring-fed lake, trails through the forest, quiet camp­sites – what more do you need? Get away from hectic city life at Cleburne State Park, just 30 minutes south­west of Fort Worth on the northern
Colorado Bend State Park
Bend, TX
Spend a weekend exploring the unspoiled wilderness of Colorado Bend. We’re two hours northwest of Austin. Marvel at the beauty of Gorman Falls, cool off in Spicewood Springs, fish or paddle the river
Cooper Lake State Park
Cooper, TX
With two park units, you’ll find plenty of room to roam. Bring your fishing pole, your hiking shoes, your horse, your swimsuit–or heck, just bring yourself! We’re only 90 minutes northeast of Dallas.
Copper Breaks State Park
Quanah, TX
Early Americans, including the Comanche, camped in this part of North Texas for thousands of years, replenishing body and soul. You can do the same today at Copper Breaks State Park.
Daingerfield State Park
Daingerfield, TX
Tall trees reach for the sky in the north­east corner of Texas. Explore life in the forest at Daingerfield State Park as you wander the trails, paddle Little Pine Lake, or relax at your campsite. On l
Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis, TX
High in the mountains of West Texas you will find a beautiful and historic park. Explore Davis Mountains State Park’s miles of trails, stay up late to marvel at the night sky, learn about the history
Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area
Rocksprings, TX
Some 3 million bats emerge in a swirling mass from the Devil’s Sinkhole in search of food on warm nights. Marvel at the amazing spectacle at this state natural area northwest of San Antonio. Bats are
Devils River State Natural Area
Del Rio, TX
In southwest Texas, far from all cities and most people, lies one of the most pristine rivers in Texas. Clear spring-fed water tumbles past rugged ridges, scenic canyons and brushy banks. It’s not eas
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Glen Rose, TX
Long ago, dinosaurs left footprints in the mud at the edge of an ancient ocean. Today, you can walk in their tracks in the bed of the Paluxy River. This long trip to the past is just a short drive fro
Eisenhower State Park
Denison, TX
Adventure awaits on the shores of Lake Texoma! Explore trails along high bluffs, splash at our sandy swimming cove, or fish for striped bass, crappie and catfish. Connect to nature just an hour north
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Fredericksburg, TX
The massive pink granite dome rising above Central Texas has drawn people for thousands of years. But there’s more at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area than just the dome. The scenery, rock formations
Estero Llano Grande State Park
Weslaco, TX
The orchestra is always in full swing at Estero Llano Grande State Park. You’ll hear birds singing, insects buzzing, frogs peeping, water trickling, leaves rustling, and more. Per­for­mances held dail
Fairfield Lake State Park
Fairfield, TX
Activities include camping, backpacking, hiking, horseback riding on approximately 15 miles of day-use equestrian trails (bring your own horse), nature study, bird watching, boating on a 2,400-acre la
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