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.


  1. Hunting, Fishing and Boating
    Texas hunting, fishing & boating regulations, education, license
  2. Water Safety Digest
    A Summary of Boating Laws
  3. Commercial Fishing
    Guide, harvest reporting, landings
  4. State Parks and Historic Sites
    Rules & regulations
  1. Endangered and Threatened Species
    Regulations, definitions & guidelines
  2. Prohibited Exotic Aquatic Species
    Rules against transportation & prevention of spreading exotic species
  3. Floating Cabins
    Permit info, permit/& application requirements
  4. Permits
    Fishing & boating, hunting & wildlife, land & water

Documents referenced on this page summarize laws and regulations enforced by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Links to actual laws and regulations:


Public Comment

When new or updated regulations are proposed, TPWD solicits citizen input via the web and public hearings. See Opportunities for Comment on Proposed New Regulations.