Yes We're Open

Red Snapper fishing in federal waters open weekends, now through Labor Day.


Apply Now for Drawn Hunts


Apply for high quality, supervised hunts across the state, including special drawings for both adults and youth hunters. Each entry costs from $0 to $10, and Youth Only category entries are always free. Don't delay, enter for your favorite hunts today. The first deadlines – including the Premium Private Lands Dove Hunts – are August 1.

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Neighborhood Fishin'

Dad and son, Mesquite City Lake, DFW

Catch your catfish close to home at Neighborhood Fishin' lakes and ponds. Help your kid hook a keeper!

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State Parks

5 Parks for a Trail Ride

Horseback riding in Palo Duro Canyon State Park

This month, Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine gives you 5 Texas parks where you can bring your equine friend for a trail ride. Included on list is Palo Duro Canyon State Park, pictured above. This park offers dedicated equestrian campsites and 1,500 acres of horseback riding to enjoy the colorful beauty of “The Grand Canyon of Texas.” If you don't own your own horse, local outfitters also offer guided rides.

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Activities and Programs

Summer Fun

Summer Fun

Sun's out, fun's out! Swim, paddle and explore at a Texas State Park.

 Top Summer Happenings


Protect the Lakes You Love

Learn How to
Clean,Drain and Dry
Play Now Clean, Drain, Dry Your Boat

Invasive species like zebra mussels and giant salvinia are attacking your lakes and rivers. These invaders harm native plants and animals and hurt fishing, swimming and boating. Stop them from spreading - clean, drain and dry your boat before traveling from lake to lake.


Get the Texas Fishing Guide

Texas Fishing Guide

As the fishing season heats up, our experts are bringing you the Texas Fishing Guide, packed with info on our state's most popular fish – now including both freshwater and saltwater fishes! You'll get details on where to find them and how to catch them. Get the special guide for free, exclusively in the Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine mobile app.

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New Interactive Map of the Texas Landscape

New Interactive Map of the Texas Landscape

The new Texas Ecosystem Analytical Mapper is now available for public use! Use this free interactive tool to create custom maps of the Texas landscape and its habitats. It includes information about vegetation, soils, geology, hydrology and ecoregions. Make your own Texas Vegetation Field Guide or discover another way this map can help you.

Use the map

State Parks

Download the Official App for Texas State Parks!

State Parks App

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. Learn more about the app

Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play

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