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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.

Fishing

Neighborhood Fishin'

Ladies fishing on dock

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

At Neighborhood Fishin' ponds

At 150+ locations statewide

Watch TPW Television

Airing on PBS this Week

Play Now Bird Man, Night Hiker, Ocean Office

Bird Man, Night Hiker, Ocean Office

Texas state ornithologist Cliff Shackelford answers all your bird questions on his “Bird Calls” radio show. One of Rick Torres' passions is leading families on night hikes at Ray Roberts Lake State Park. Exploring the depths of Texas' artificial reefs, documenting species of fish and coral, and monitoring the health of our reefs are all in a day's work members of the TPWD Artificial Reef Program.

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine

November 2019 Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine cover

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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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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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