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Looking for a new job in the new year? Come work with us!

If you enjoy…

  • Helping people connect with the outdoors,
  • Creating moments that make good memories,
  • Protecting Texas' natural and cultural resources,
  • Providing safety, security and law enforcement,
  • Maintaining grounds and facilities,
  • Using your talents in business and operations management,

…then we have a job for you!

Hike Pick: Foshee Trail

Garner State Park

Foshee Trail - Garner State Park

Often referred to as the backbone of Garner State Park, the Foshee Trail stretches from the original CCC-built entrance 1.6 miles across the trail system to the junction of Old Baldy.

A moderately steep incline up limestone hills leads hikers to the highest elevated point in the park, Shady Oak. Numerous trails intersect with the Foshee, letting you choose your own adventure. Strike out on some trails less traveled, like the Wilks or Donovan trails!

Make sure you bring plenty of water, a map and proper hiking shoes when exploring the Foshee Trail. Learn more about Garner's trails.

TPW Magazine

Powderhorn Ranch Donation Completed

Powderhorn Ranch State Park

The entire Powderhorn Ranch near Port O'Connor is now in the hands of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Powderhorn Ranch is one of the largest remaining tracts of unspoiled coastal prairie in Texas. It contains precious coastal habitat and forests of coastal live oak.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, TPWD's official nonprofit partner, led the $50 million fundraising effort to buy the property.

TPWF donated most of the 17,351-acre property to TPWD for a wildlife management area in late 2018. The foundation recently donated the rest for a future state park.

Read more Powderhorn Ranch Donation…