Celebrate Texas Independence at a State Park!

Independence Hall Exhibit

Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!

Texas' fight for independence from Mexico is the stuff of legends. Experience this colorful period when you visit one of these parks:

Park Pick: Resaca de la Palma State Park

Timeless Refuge in South Texas

Resaca de la Palma State Park

Resaca de la Palma State Park is a place where the landscape doesn't change, despite cities creeping ever closer.

The resacas, historically filled by floods, need a little help to flow these days. But this refuge of thornscrub habitat remains virtually untouched by the hustle and bustle around it. Colorful butterflies float from flower to flower for nourishment. Birds of every size and color inspect the trees and resacas for their next meals. Texas tortoises patrol the landscape for tasty morsels.

Tram tours and guided hikes take you on winding paths through the thornscrub and over the resacas. Or rent a bicycle and tour on your own.

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Photography in Texas State Parks

Photography in Texas State Parks (Photo credit: Tommy Johnson, Monahans Sandills State Park)

Capture memories of your time in state parks, from magnificent sunsets to playful moments with family and friends.

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