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Thank you, Texas!

Garner State Park

Texans voted to approve Proposition 5 in the Nov. 5, 2019, election. Now 100 percent of the sporting goods sales tax will go to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission. This funding will help secure the future of local parks, state parks and historic sites for generations to come.

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the people of Texas for voting to approve Prop 5.

See what's in store for Texas State Parks.

Law Enforcement

Applications Being Accepted for Texas Game Warden Cadet Class

Warden Cadet

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is building its next generation of elite state law enforcement officers with the 64th Texas Game Warden and State Park Police Cadet class. Applications are being accepted until midnight on November 15th.

For more information and apply now!

Hunting and Fishing

Win a Lifetime License!

Lifetime License Drawing

The Lifetime License Drawing is your chance to win a Lifetime Super Combo License ($1,800 value) that lets you hunt and fish in Texas without ever buying another state license. There is one final chance to win this year: enter by November 30.

Enter today

Watch TPW Television

Airing on PBS this Week

Play Now Counting Parrots, Interpreting Parks, Woodpecker Search

Counting Parrots, Interpreting Parks, Woodpecker Search

Avian enthusiasts in south Texas are turning their attention to a bird which researchers know little about: the Red-Crowned Parrot. Regional Interpretive Specialists teach park staff about a state park's natural and cultural resources. In 2005, news of an extinct Ivory Billed Woodpecker appearing in Arkansas electrified the birding community and led to years of searching for this lost species.

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine

November 2019 Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine cover

In this Issue:
The State of Whitetails


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Activities and Programs

Fall for Parks

Fall for Parks

Autumn in Texas brings some of the best weather of the year! Enjoy the crisp fall season with a colorful hike, a feast in the park, or a camping getaway.

  Celebrate the Fall

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Neighborhood Fishin'

Dad and son fishing

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

Find a lake near you

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


Duck Hunters: Protect the Lakes You Love

Play Now Clean, Drain, Dry Your Boat

Invasive species like giant salvinia can grow quickly and cover expanses of fresh water, blocking access for hunters to prime waterfowl hunting areas. Invasive species can move to new lakes by hitching a ride on your boat, trailer or gear. Stop the spread and protect the lakes you love by always taking time to clean, drain and dry your boat, trailer and gear when you travel from lake to lake.

Learn How to Clean, Drain and Dry

State Parks

Discover Park Waterfalls

Gorman Falls - Colorado Bend

The soothing sound of falling water can be found at these 3 parks:

  • Gorman Falls is a 65-foot shimmering spectacle at Colorado Bend.
  • The Pedernales River cascades over limestone to create Pedernales Falls.
  • Both 100-foot Madrid Falls and 80-foot Mexicano Falls are found at rugged Big Bend Ranch.

Waterfalls create fragile habitats – so respect their rules. Read more about waterfalls in our blog post Texas Waterfalls. Popular parks can quickly reach capacity, so get a day pass or make camping reservations before you visit.

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