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.

Check the status of the location you're planning to visit.

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

How can I be sure whether the State claims the bed of the stream?

The Department can give you an educated guess, based on certain characteristics and past cases, but the final arbiter of the ownership lies with the Texas General Land Office. Contact the Surveying Section, 512-463-5212 for a definitive answer. You may also contract with a registered state land surveyor, qualified to perform such surveys, if time is a critical factor.