Alert

Practice social distancing even when outdoors.

Please follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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Some Texas state parks, TPWD offices, public recreation facilities and water access points are closed.

See list of temporary closures and operations adjustments.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Resource Protection

If I live along a stream claimed by the State, can I dig up sand and gravel for landscaping my yard or to fill holes in my driveway?

While small amounts may not pose a great threat to the fishery or to wildlife habitat, the law does not differentiate on the size of a project. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is obligated to determine the advisability of a project based on its probable impact, and authorized to enable small projects without lengthy permitting process, but there is a "general permit" fee of $250 which would have to be submitted with the request for a permit. It may be easier and cheaper to obtain material from a lumberyard.