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March 7, 2024

Make the Most of Your Spring Break Outdoors with Texas State Parks

AUSTIN – With spring break around the corner, most Texans are finalizing travel plans to their favorite places in search of sun and fun. If you’ve waited until the last minute to find something to do, never fear. Texas State Parks offer a chance for families to get outside and enjoy the diverse landscapes that make Texas unique. With opportunities to swim, walk and play at many parks, there is something for every member of the family to enjoy.

March 5, 2024

Fort Phantom Hill Records its First Legacy ShareLunker

ATHENS – Fort Phantom Hill Reservoir, just north of Abilene, joined the list of public reservoirs in Texas that have produced a Legacy Class ShareLunker largemouth bass. Eric Lewis of Haskell reeled in 13.33-pound ShareLunker 660 Sunday as Fort Phantom Hill became the 77th public waterbody to achieve that feat.

March 4, 2024

La Comisión de TPW autoriza el intercambio de tierras para un nuevo parque estatal

AUSTIN— La Comisión de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas autorizó hoy al Departamento de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas (TPWD) a buscar la adquisición de aproximadamente 477 acres para un nuevo parque estatal a cambio de aproximadamente 43 acres no contiguos del Parque Estatal Boca Chica.

TPW Commission Authorizes Land Exchange for New State Park

AUSTIN— Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission today authorized Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) to pursue acquisition of approximately 477 acres for a new state park in exchange for approximately 43 noncontiguous acres from Boca Chica State Park.

March 1, 2024

Toledo Bend, O.H. Ivie Back in the ShareLunker Spotlight

ATHENS – Toledo Bend and O.H. Ivie shared the ShareLunker Legacy Class stage to kick off the final week of February. O.H. Ivie in West Texas continued its unprecedented run of monster largemouth bass and Toledo Bend in East Texas showed that excellent fisheries abound from one corner of Texas to the other.

CO-OP Program Awards Over $1.9 Million in Grants to Texas Communities

AUSTIN — Communities throughout Texas will have more opportunities to get outside, thanks to grants awarded through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP).

Las reservaciones de pases de un día para parques estatales para el Eclipse solar se abren el 8 de marzo

AUSTIN – Las reservaciones de pases de un día para parques estatales para el 8 de abril se abrirán a las 8 a.m. 8 de marzo, hora estándar central.

State Parks Day Pass Reservations for Eclipse Open March 8

AUSTIN – State Park day pass reservations for April 8 will open 8 a.m. March 8 (CST).

Feb. 29, 2024

Public Input Sought on Texas Hunting Regulation Proposals for 2024-2025

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is taking public comment until March 27 to the following proposed changes to the 2024-2025 Statewide Hunting and Migratory Game Bird proclamations:

Official Media Statement: Gene Howe Wildlife Management Area