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Activities and Programs
‘Tis the season for winter walks, festive lights, perfect presents and quality time with friends and family. Your state parks offer special events and unique gifts to help you celebrate.
Just a walk in the park
Start your new year with a walk in the park! Texas State Parks and parks across the nation will host First Day Hikes on Jan. 1.
Life's better outside, especially on New Year's Day!
Park Pick: Fort Parker State Park
Just miles east of modern Waco lies a place where you can step back in time. The Civilian Conservation Corps built Fort Parker State Park on the site of an early Texas town. All that's left of the town now is its cemetery, in the park.
For today's visitors, the park offers trails, camping and water fun. Rent canoes and kayaks to explore the lake and upstream on the Navasota River. You can also borrow fishing gear. You don't need a license to fish in the park!
Learn more on Fort Parker State Park’s website.
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