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We are switching to a new reservation system in early 2019. You'll be able to:
- Pick Your Site – Reserve specific campsites, shelters and cabins in advance
- Reserve Day Use – Buy a “Save The Day” Pass in advance, ensuring your entry to busy parks
- Buy Your Parks Pass – Buy or renew your Texas State Parks Pass online.
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Hike Pick: Cleburne State Park
Cleburne State Park is a slice of Hill Country beauty within a 45-minute drive of Dallas/Ft Worth. One of the best ways to enjoy its beauty is on a trail!
Follow the Spillway Trail (0.7 miles) to an overlook of the spring-fed Cedar Lake and its spillway. The Civilian Conservation Corps built the three-tiered spillway in the 1930s. When the water is flowing, the spillway is a 30-foot-high waterfall.
Continue past the overlook to the Fossil Rim Trail (6.2 miles) which traces the park’s boundaries. The trail features different elevations, scenic vistas and peaceful forest areas.
Find adventure in the park on more than 13 miles of hiking and biking trails!
Park Pick: McKinney Falls State Park
If you're a regular at McKinney Falls State Park, you may have met a few of our staff members. We are experts at ranger-ing, but we want to do even more. And for that, we know we need a little help from our friends.
We revived a Friends of McKinney Falls State Park Group with great results. These intrepid individuals routinely lead programs that introduce visitors to everything from atlatl competitions to wildflower identification.
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