Texas State Parks
Texas State Park News
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Texas State Parks now has a new reservation system!
You can choose a specific site, reserve a “Save the Day” pass, buy and renew a state park pass, and buy a gift card – all online.
Hike Pick: Martin Creek Lake State Park
Striking out on a trail connects us to nature. Some trails connect us with our heritage. The Old Henderson Road Loop Trail at Martin Creek Lake State Park does both.
The trail provides a moderate 1.2-mile hike through pine trees and hardwoods. Sometimes in the spring, you'll see more woodpeckers than you can count.
As you meander along the trail, you'll cross a bridge with an informational sign. You pause to read. When you look up, you step right into the past: You are standing on a roadbed travelled for nearly two centuries.
TPW Magazine: Park News
Three Tips for Spring Breaking at a Texas State Park
Texas state parks let families get outside and enjoy the diverse landscapes of Texas. With places to swim, walk and play at many parks, there is something for every member of the family to enjoy. Here are a few tips to ramp up the fun during spring break.
Visit a new park
Take part in a park program
Park staff hosts many guided activities, including bird walks, kayaking tours, archery 101 classes, arts and crafts, yoga in the park, stargazing and cooking demos, to name just a few. Find an event near you.
Plan a mini-adventure
At Longhorn Cavern State Park, visitors can learn about the history and geology of the cave. Families heading to the Rio Grande Valley can visit the newly-restored Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historic Site for a unique view of the bay.
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