Texas State Park News
- Local Park Grants Fund Projects Statewide
- Texas State Parks Host Arts Workshops Through February
- Volunteers Needed for Bastrop State Park Reforestation Efforts
One of Texas' first state parks is getting a facelift, with new facilities and campsites. Mother Neff State Park will hold a grand re-opening on Friday, Jan. 23. A Family Fun Day will follow on Saturday, Jan. 24, with activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
New facilities will open Jan. 23. The visitors center will tell the story of the park and the people behind it. Peruse new exhibits, share special memories of the park in the media room, and buy souvenirs at the park store. A new camping loop will add 20 full hookup sites.
Park Pick: McKinney Falls State Park
McKinney Falls State Park is an urban treasure. Nestled along a scenic stretch of Onion Creek in southeast Austin, its wildlife, waterfalls and ruins attract people from all walks of life. The park's serene beauty makes it the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Texas' state capital.
But on Halloween Day of 2013, Onion Creek flooded the park. The creek rose 41 feet from its banks and flowed at 120,000 cubic feet per second. It was a raging river flowing with nearly twice the force of Niagara Falls.
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