Get Outside
in 2021

Make a resolution to visit Texas State Parks this year.

Texas State Parks App

Download the Official App for Texas State Parks!

Now find your perfect state park escape using the Texas State Parks Official Guide for Apple and Android devices.

Alternatives to doing business in person with TPWD.

Some Law Enforcement and Austin HQ offices are closed to customers for licenses and boat registration. Please consider the following online and mail-in options.

Online Boat Registration
Renew registration, obtain replacement documents and more online.
See available online boat registration options
Mail-in Boat Requests
Mail ownership transfer transaction requests to your nearest TPWD Law Enforcement Office:
Contact TPWD Boat Section
(800) 262-8755
Fishing & Hunting Licenses
Online purchase of licenses, stamps, tags & packages.
Buy fishing & hunting licenses
Outdoor Annual
Summary of Hunting, Fishing and Boating Regulations
View the Outdoor Annual or Download the app
Boater Education
Online courses are available for required boater education.
See available boater education courses

Law Enforcement Contacts

Stay connected to the outdoors from your home.

Watch TPW Television

Airing on PBS this Week

Play Icon Outdoor Inspiration, Dutch Oven Cooks, Moving Bees

Outdoor Inspiration, Dutch Oven Cooks, Moving Bees

Meet a man that loves life to the fullest. Cole Johnson may be legally blind, but he doesn't let his disability slow him down. Members of the Lone Star Dutch Oven Society whip up some tasty dishes at Cleburne State Park. Moving your family that numbers in the thousands? Watch a bee specialist relocate a hive of European honey bees, giving them a safe new home where they can keep on buzzing.

Where to Watch »

Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine

Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine December 2020 cover

In this Issue:
125 Years of Texas Game Wardens


Magazine covers $10 for one year (Print or App)
to Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine
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How to Find a Spot to Fish Close to Home

Father and son fishing on Lake Bastrop

The closer to home you fish, the more time you get on the water. Try any of these 3 useful tools to find places to fish near your home:

Some lake and river access points may be closed during the pandemic. Many have contact information listed, so confirm the area is open before you head out. Check our Temporary Closures and Operations Adjustments for any Texas fishing updates related to COVID-19.


Duck Hunters: Protect the Lakes You Love

Play Icon 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