Texas State Parks
Texas State Park News
- Early Voting Begins Monday; Constitutional Amendment Supporting State, Local Parks and Historic Sites on Ballot
- Applications Being Accepted for Texas Game Warden, State Park Police Cadet Class
- Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site Hosts 25th Annual Interpretive Fair Oct. 19, 20
Proposition 5 is a constitutional amendment that provides a reliable and permanent source of funds for state parks and historic sites - without increasing taxes. Texans will vote on Prop 5 on Nov 5. Early voting starts October 21.
Hike Pick: Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Experience the rugged beauty of the southwestern Hill Country on Kickapoo Cavern State Park’s Barbado Ridge Trail. This moderate to strenuous hike starts at the lower elevations of the park, giving you a feel for the Chihuahuan Desert as you hike past sotol and lechuguilla.
After a short climb, the landscape opens to grassy remnants of the Edward’s Plateau with great views. You may hear or see the elusive Montezuma quail.
A trails map and phone or GPS unit can help you locate Bee Cave. This sinkhole is home to cave swallows, raccoons, porcupines and, of course, bees. The 2.1-mile trail then heads down to intersect the Long Way Home Trail. From here, you can continue hiking or return to the trailhead.
Bring plenty of water for you and your pet.
TPW Magazine: Park News
“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower”, wrote Albert Camus, 20th century French philosopher and writer. While some who move here from northern climes with more spectacular fall color mourn what they left behind, some areas of Texas do put on a colorful show.
Here's a few favorites:
- Daingerfield State Park
- Dinosaur Valley State Park
- Garner State Park
- Lost Maples State Natural Area
- Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
- McKinney Falls State Park
- Tyler State Park
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