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Texas State Parks Centennial Plan

Texas State Parks will celebrate its centennial in 2023. Download our Centennial Plan to learn how we'll prepare for this big year.


Park Pick: Eisenhower State Park

A View of the Lake

Camping in Eisenhower State Park

An eagle's-eye view awaits you in the premium campsites at Eisenhower State Park. These sites overlook Lake Texoma, just northwest of the old railroad town of Denison.

The park also draws anglers with its access to the 89,000-acre lake and many fishing amenities.

Wildlife watchers: look for white-tailed deer, armadillos, raccoons and rabbits. Try to spot nocturnal species, such as coyotes and bobcats.

Read more in TPW magazine

Hike Pick: Goose Island State Park

Walking the Shore

Cabbage head jellyfish
Cabbage head jellyfish

Walking along the shores of Goose Island State Park will give you a great Texas coastal experience.

From the 1,500-foot pier at one end of the island, you'll likely see cabbage head jellyfish in waves lapping on the oyster reefs. From the observation deck on the other end, you'll see herons, egrets, terns and gulls resting and preening. In between, mullet and even dolphins may break the water's surface to catch your eye and the smell of stinky beach or salt air will catch your nose.

Every day it's a different walk, as the weather and tides control the surf in Aransas Bay.

Activities and Programs

Get Healthy

Your Texas State Parks have some of the best activities and programs for your physical, mental, and social well-being.

Cheers to a Healthy You!

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