Spring into Texas State Parks with the New Mobile App

Stephanie Salinas, 512-389-8756, stephanie.salinas@tpwd.texas.gov

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AUSTIN—Go from everyday to getaway this spring with the new Texas State Parks Official Guide mobile app. The app, which is available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play, makes it easy for park enthusiasts to find their perfect park based on favorite activities, campsite requirements and trail preferences from the palm of their hand.

“We’re excited to be able to offer this new and free tool to our customers” said TPWD Marketing Director Darcy Bontempo. “The app makes it easy for people to find the perfect state park getaway.”

The mobile app gives visitors access to park descriptions, locations, facility maps, and other essential information from anywhere. It also keeps users up-to-date on full or partial park closures caused by weather or other events, so visitors can keep their getaways happy and safe.

The new app features a filtered search that allows users to sort through the Texas State Park system by location, by facilities and by activities and amenities offered at any of the 95 state parks. Visitors can also create a custom list of their favorite parks, which is a fun way to keep track of the parks they frequent or hope to visit in the future.

Texas State Parks Official Guide Features

  • Facilities and amenities for all 95 Texas State Parks
  • In-app dialing to make reservations or contact a park
  • Downloadable trail maps for offline use
  • Driving directions to parks from current location
  • Photos and videos of parks

“Mobile devices are very much part of our lives these days and with this app, we can help enhance the park experience in more interactive ways,” said Brent Leisure, Texas State Parks Director. “It brings the outdoor experience into the 21st century by making valuable state park information more accessible than ever before in a very user friendly and easy to use format.”

Get more information about the Texas State Parks Official Guide, visit www.TexasStateParks.org/app.

This app was made possible, in part, by the support of Toyota and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation.

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