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[ Media Contact: TPWD News, news@tpwd.texas.gov, 512-389-8030 ]
March 3, 2017
Inks Lake State Park Public Meeting on Future Development March 9
BURNET-- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will hold a public meeting March 9 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. to address future development at Inks Lake State Park Complex, which includes Inks Lake State Park, Longhorn Cavern State Park and Park Road 4.
The meeting will be held at the Burnet County Courthouse on 220 South Pierce Street in Burnet.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss preliminary ideas proposed in the new public use plan for the Inks Lake State Park Complex including facilities and recreational use of new areas. These plans will be presented in detail and a map of the facilities and public use will be available for viewing. A public question and answer period will follow the presentation.
Proposed facility and use concepts for Inks Lake State Park are focused on the former golf course area, existing campgrounds and day use areas, and the trail network.
At Longhorn Cavern State Park, proposals include the main developed area, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) interpretive elements, and the trail network.
Projected concepts for Park Road 4 would be the CCC interpretive elements and the trail network.
The public is encouraged to comment on this plan in person at the public meeting, by mail or email to Matt Fougerat, Lead Park Planner, Austin Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX, 78744, matthew.fougerat@tpwd.texas.gov or Cory Evans, Inks Lake State Park Superintendent, 3630 Park Road 4, Burnet, TX, 78611, cory.evans@tpwd.texas.gov. Deadline for public comment is April 1.
For more information about Inks Lake State Park Complex, visit the TPWD website.
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March 3, 2017
Final Update Completes Great Texas Wildlife Trail Maps Collection
AUSTIN - Drive on the wild side of the prairies and forests with two newly updated Great Texas Wildlife Trail maps. The updated Prairies and Pineywoods East and West maps mark the completion of the entire collection, displaying more than 920 wildlife-viewing sites all across Texas.
The nine wildlife trail maps invite nature lovers to discover the best of Texas' native wildlife including birds, butterflies, bats and more throughout different regions of the state. Highway signs mark the wildlife-viewing sites, or print maps with GPS coordinates to guide them can be purchased. An interactive version of the map is also available online to explore the region.
To view all nine Great Texas Wildlife Trails maps or to purchase a printed map, visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) website. Each regional map details several smaller trail loops for easy driving trips throughout Texas. The maps also list contact information, entry fees and operating hours for attractions along the trails.
To commemorate the launch of the new maps, TPWD and community partners from the City of Bonham and Fannin County will hold a public event at Bonham State Park Tuesday, March 7, from 1-2 p.m. The park is part of the Prairies and Pineywoods East map on the newly created Bois D'Arc Loop. The new maps will be unveiled and representatives from the community and sites along the trails will be available with information about wildlife-viewing opportunities in the region. Visitors to the park can enjoy swimming and fishing in the man-made lake, as well as camping, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking and boating. Some points of interest at the park include Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed footbridge, pump house, dam and fireplace.
The new wildlife maps were made possible in part from the support of a number of sponsors, including the Wildlife Diversity Conservation License Plate Program and Toyota.
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