Texas State Parks Official Guide

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The free mobile guide to all 95 Texas State Parks.

Law Enforcement

TPWD's New Prosecutor of the Year Award Reflects Critical Role To Protect Woods, Waters, Wildlife


A brand-new award aims to formally recognize a courtroom champion each year for exemplary efforts in prosecuting fish, wildlife, water safety, natural and cultural resource or other environmental crimes in Texas. Nominees may include any prosecutor at the county, district, state or federal level whose action occurred during the previous two calendar years.

Nomination Form

Nomination Instructions




A new era of Toyota ShareLunker is underway! The year-round season began Jan. 1, and now anglers who catch a bass that's at least 8 lbs. or 24" can enter their catch online or in the ShareLunker app. Participants will receive a catch kit, achievement decal, ShareLunker gear, and entry into a drawing for prizes including a $5,000 shopping spree!

Learn More at TexasShareLunker.com


5 Prehistoric Places

Prehistoric animals heads

Texans prize their history, and rightly so. This month, Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine highlights 5 paleontology hot spots that hold a record that goes far beyond human history and provide a fascinating glimpse into what came before us.

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine

March 2018 Magazine cover

In this Issue:
Racing Through History


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Activities and Programs

Go Wild

Family Biking

Enjoy wildflowers, wildlife and wild fun at your Texas State Parks!

Hop into springtime fun


Protect the Lakes You Love

Learn How to
Clean,Drain and Dry
Play Now Clean, Drain, Dry Your Boat

Invasive species like zebra mussels and giant salvinia are attacking your lakes and rivers. These invaders harm native plants and animals and hurt fishing, swimming and boating. Stop them from spreading - clean, drain and dry your boat before traveling from lake to lake.


Texas Fishing Guide

Texas Fishing Guide from Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine

Get to know your favorite freshwater fish species. Experts have provided a special, free look into Texas’ most popular fish - including species descriptions (with top quality color illustrations), where to fish and how to catch them in this exclusive feature in the Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine mobile app.

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