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Parks open for day use and limited camping.

  • All state parks that can be are currently open for day use and limited camping.
  • Day pass and camping reservations are highly recommended – make reservations online or by calling (512) 389-8900.
  • We are taking reservations for overnight stays up to three months in advance.
  • Check the Texas State Parks Alert Map for status of individual parks.

Guidelines to follow for your visit:

  • Face coverings are required inside all state park buildings.
  • Six-foot social distancing is required.
  • No groups larger than ten people are allowed, except for families or people living in the same household.
  • See guidelines and tips to plan your visit.

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Hike Pick: Lake Trail

Fort Boggy State Park

Lake Trail - Fort Boggy State Park

Fort Boggy State Park's one-mile Lake Trail, draped in post oaks and river birches, winds its way around quiet Lake Sullivan. You may see deer, opossum or an armadillo along the way. A pileated woodpecker or painted bunting may even announce its presence.

Your path rises and falls lazily along the lake's shore until you return to the trailhead, renewed. Both beginner and expert hikers will enjoy this peaceful trail.

The park is four miles south of Centerville on State Highway 75. Contact park headquarters for more information at (903) 344-1116.

TPW Magazine: Park News

Big Woods Loop

Big Woods Loop

This month's trail involves driving, not hiking (though there can be some of that, too). In the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's collection of Great Texas Wildlife Trails, some of the best spots for seeing Texas wildlife are rounded up into regional driving trails.

The Big Woods Loop straddles two ecoregions — Blackland Prairie and Post Oak Savannah — and takes visitors to state wildlife management areas, state parks (Fort Parker and Fairfield Lake), and other parks in the region between Dallas and Houston. Check in advance for closures and availability status.

Read more Big Woods Loop

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