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'Tis the Season for Campfires…

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It's the perfect time of year to sit around a campfire and tell stories, sing songs or just stare into the flames.

Find parks where you can enjoy a campfire by using our Search State Parks map. Click on Filters, then select “show parks without burn bans.”

Planning Your Visit

State parks are very busy at this time of year, especially on weekends and holidays. Guarantee entry by making day pass and overnight reservations online or by calling (512) 389-8900.

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Hike Pick: Fresno West Rim Trail

Big Bend Ranch State Park

Fresno West Rim Overlook - Big Bend Ranch State Park

The Fresno West Rim Trail meanders through fields of volcanic rock. It ends at a spectacular overlook of the park's Flatiron formation. Ocotillo forests and rock set the scene of a surreal desert landscape millions of years in the making.

The trail is a moderate out-and-back hike to the overlook (5 miles total). It's located off the Puerta Chilicote Trailhead in the interior of Big Bend Ranch State Park. You will need a 2WD high-clearance vehicle to access the trailhead.

TPW Magazine

Tomahawks and Scoobies

Lake Arrowhead Disc Golf

Bend your knees, wind up and throw. Don't forget to follow through. Keep an eye on your disc as it soars through the air. Watch out for that tree!

Disc golf shares many of the same rules and features as regular golf. The goal is to play each hole in the fewest strokes (throws with colorful names like Tomahawk and Scooby) as possible. Instead of a hole in the ground, disc golfers aim at metal baskets with chains.

Lake Arrowhead State Park, near Wichita Falls, features the only disc golf course in a Texas state park.

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