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State Parks

State Parks App

Download the Official App for Texas State Parks!

Now find your perfect state park escape using the Texas State Parks Official Guide for Apple and Android devices. The free app locates campgrounds, cabins, trails and places to hike, bike, swim, fish or kayak. And it’ll give you all the details on 95 state parks in Texas.

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State Parks

Parks For Wildlife Watching

Great Kiskadee

One highlight of visiting our state parks is the possibility of seeing wildlife - everything from birds to armadillos, bison, alligators, bears and snakes. In this month’s issue, Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine visits parks that offer a good chance of viewing fascinating wild creatures, including the World Birding Center which includes three state parks: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley, Estero Llano Grande and Resaca de la Palma. Read More

9 more parks for wildlife watching

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World Birding Center

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Go Wild

kids outside discovering wildlife

What have you always wanted to see in the wild? Birds, butterflies, wildflowers, mammals and more are alive and well in your state parks, and it's all thanks to your support. Now is the best time for you to visit!

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Free Mobile Texas Fishing Guide

Mobile Texas Fishing Guide

Get to know your favorite freshwater fish species. Experts have provided a special look into Texas’ most popular fish including species descriptions (with quality color illustrations), where to fish and how to catch them in this exclusive feature in the Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine app! For a unique interactive experience, download the free app. Apple iOS or Android

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Fishing

TPWD Debuts Catfish Management Plan

A Vision for Catfish in Texas

TPWD has completed work on a plan designed to expand angling opportunities for Texas' growing urban population and introduce the next generation of anglers to the pleasures of fishing. Get your copy of TPWD's Catfish Management Plan and see how catfish figure into our vision for the future of freshwater fishing in Texas.

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Boating

Boater Advisory

Zebra Mussels

Zebra mussels are attacking your Texas lakes. They damage boats, harm fishing habitats and ruin shorelines with their sharp shells. Are they hiding on your boat?

Don't be a carrier - always clean, drain and dry!

It's the law - Boaters must take action

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