Volunteer with Texas Parks and Wildlife

Volunteer with Texas Parks and Wildlife

Texas state parks, wildlife, lands and waters all depend on volunteers. Whatever your interests or skill level, we have a volunteer opportunity for you. So bring your friends (or meet some new ones) and come help protect the outdoors you love.

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine This Month

January/February 2016 Magazine cover

In this Issue:
The Year of State Parks

2016: The Year of State Parks

Wyler Aerial Tramway at Franklin Mountains

A visit to Franklin Mountains kicks off the Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine‚Äôs yearlong look at our iconic Texas state parks. At this park in El Paso, candy-striped roadcuts and lava-bubble caves offer geological whimsy and breathtaking vistas around every bend. In fact, a trip on the Wyler Aerial Tramway gives a view of Franklin Mountains that is one of the 10 most stunning views in the state. Read More »

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Activities and Programs

Get Healthy

Get Healthy

What are some of your health goals this year? Your state parks can help you get there. Walk, run or bike your way to wellness, blaze new trails as a Texas Buffalo Soldier, or help your child become a Junior Ranger.

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Coastal Recreation

Discover the Natural Wonders of the Texas Coast!

Coastal Recreation

The Texas Coast has it all - 14 padding trails to explore, hundreds of saltwater fish waiting to be caught, more than 450 kinds of birds to spot and 12 scenic state parks to enjoy - all along the coast.

Coastal Paddling Trails »

Weekly Saltwater Fishing Reports »

Coastal Birding Trails »


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!

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