Eastern Turkey Season is Open
The season is open through May 14. Keep hunting great in Texas! Your MANDATORY harvest reporting helps manage healthy game populations. Learn more about the changes to Eastern Turkey Season.
4 Tips For Spring Visits
Spring is a busy time at your parks, so plan your visit by using these tips.
- Save the Day! Make a day use reservation to secure your entry into a park on a specific date.
- Plan a weekday visit to avoid the weekend crowd.
- Use the Texas State Parks app to locate alternative parks in case your first choice has hit capacity.
- Monitor individual parks on social media for capacity updates.
Where to Find Spring Bling
Texas wildflowers are world famous, and your state parks offer many opportunities for picnics and photos among the blossoms. For tips on where to go, read our magazine story listing state parks with wildflowers. Before you head out, you may want to check with the park to be sure the wildflowers are still in bloom. Keep an eye on our Flickr page for the latest photos of wildflowers at state parks.
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Hunters Welcome, Goldthwaite Goldmine & Some Deer
Hunting is not only a tradition in small towns across Texas, it's also an important part of the local economy. Travel to Goldthwaite, population 1,687, for the opening weekend of deer season to see how this close knit community comes alive when the hunters arrive.