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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.

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Woofing Wardens, Spring Saver, Birding Friends

Searching for hidden game, weapons, missing people, or playing with a tennis ball, it's all in day's work for canine commissioned Texas Game Wardens. Chad Norris is working with a lot of different groups and people to save San Solomon Springs. How many different birds can be seen in a day, a morning, or from just one spot? Follow some folks on the Great Texas Birding Classic to find out.

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Fishing

Neighborhood Fishin'

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'Tis the Season for Rainbow Trout Stocking – catch one close to home!

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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.

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Boating

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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