The parks reservation system is undergoing changes to better help you plan your day or overnight trip to a state park. Soon you'll be able to pick your site, “save the day”
with optional day use reservations, and purchase your Texas State Parks Pass online. Learn more about the changes coming to Texas State Parks.
Sign up today to be notified when the new features are available.
Sharks are disappearing from the world's oceans at an alarming rate but efforts are underway along the Texas coast to help save these wolves of the ocean. Recognizing that
habitat restoration doesn't happen overnight, one Texas family has taken a step-by-step approach to managing their ranch. Palo Duro Canyon's youngest park host has found a way to save money
on housing while attending college.
Winter birding offers relief from the heat and an opportunity to see new and rare feathered visitors to the state. It's time to put on your woolen cap and bundle up with some beautiful birds
in some of the best birding areas of Texas.
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.
Ready to embrace your inner chef? Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine visited chef Jesse Griffiths' venison prep class and came away with
4 venison recipes for pho soup, chorizo sausage, liver pâte and stuffed
venison flank. There's sure to be one that will wow your holiday crowd, whatever the event.
If you have a favorite venison recipe you'd like to spice up, the story also includes a
list of herbs, spices and other flavorings that complement deer meat.
Serve your wild game harvest with pride and have a savory holiday!
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.
Every responsible hunter wants to make a clean shot, one that takes down game within sight. But even with a well-placed shot, you may find yourself trailing a wounded animal to recover it.
Be prepared by reading Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine's
tips to track and recover wounded game.