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Celebrate Texas Independence at a State Park!
Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!
Texas' fight for independence from Mexico is the stuff of legends. Experience this colorful period when you visit one of these parks:
- Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site: Stand in the hall where Texas declared its independence.
- Goliad State Park and Historic Site: Travel the path of Col. James Fannin and his troops in their last days.
- San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site: Walk the grounds where brave Texians defeated the Mexican army.
- Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site: Pay your respects to men killed defending our state.
Park Pick: Resaca de la Palma State Park
Resaca de la Palma State Park is a place where the landscape doesn't change, despite cities creeping ever closer.
The resacas, historically filled by floods, need a little help to flow these days. But this refuge of thornscrub habitat remains virtually untouched by the hustle and bustle around it. Colorful butterflies float from flower to flower for nourishment. Birds of every size and color inspect the trees and resacas for their next meals. Texas tortoises patrol the landscape for tasty morsels.
Tram tours and guided hikes take you on winding paths through the thornscrub and over the resacas. Or rent a bicycle and tour on your own.
Outdoor Activity of the Month(Photo credit: Tommy Johnson, Monahans Sandills State Park)
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