State Parks

Several Texas State Parks are closed due to Hurricane Harvey.

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Hunting and Fishing

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Horseback riding in Palo Duro Canyon State Park

The Lifetime License Drawing is your chance to win a Lifetime Super Combo License ($1,800 value) that lets you hunt and fish in Texas without ever buying another state license. There are 3 chances to win and $5 entries are on sale from August 15 – November 30. Enter early for your best chance to win.

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State Parks

6 Mysterious Parks

Goliad State Park & Historic Site

Whether you're on the lookout for ghost crabs at Galveston Island or telling hair-raising stories around a campfire at Caddo Lake, Texas state parks can be the perfect places to get that spine-tingling feeling of mystery. Before you go trick-or-treating this Halloween, head out for trick-or-trekking at one of the parks on this list from Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine.

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Cool Escapes

Kayaking Arlington

Beat the heat with a swim, paddle, star party and more at Texas State Parks.

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Protect the Lakes You Love

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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.

Hunting and Fishing

Know the Rules

Outdoor Annual App

Each year, September 1 brings the excitement of a new hunting and fishing season. Along with the new year comes new season dates, rules and regulations. Be sure you're in the know. Pick up a copy of the new Outdoor Annual at the store when you buy your license, or download the free app now. You can also find regulation information at


Texas Hunting Guide

Play Now Texas Hunting Guide from Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine

Our experts bring you the Texas Hunting Guide, packed with info on the state’s most popular game birds and animals, including hunting tips, identification guidance and information on their habits and habitats. Get this special guide free, exclusively in the Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine mobile app.

State Parks

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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. Learn more about the app

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