State Park Leased Concessions Opportunities

Concessions are a significant element in the Texas State Park System. State park concessions offer economic benefits in many smaller communities. They also generate revenue to offset the cost of operating Texas State Parks.

Typical concessions are marinas, recreation equipment rentals, food service operations, equestrian facilities, park stores, and other accommodations. A concession may be as simple as vending machines or as complex as a resort development at Ray Roberts Lake or an entire park, like Longhorn Cavern State Park.

The purpose of offering a concession program is to seek public/private partnerships and assistance, where appropriate, and to provide quality services, programs, and facilities that enhance the enjoyment and provide convenience and recreational experiences for state park visitors.

Our goals are:

  1. Develop and maintain concession facilities and services that contribute to high quality experiences for park visitors
  2. Seek new opportunities to improve and provide services, programs, and facilities to park visitors through concessions

Park visitor services and accommodations in the following categories may be operated by a concessionaire under contractual arrangements:

  • Food and merchandise sales.
  • Equipment rentals for recreational use.
  • Merchandise vending machines.
  • Marine supplies and services.
  • Horse livery.
  • Transportation.
  • Automotive supplies and services.
  • Fishing piers and fishing marinas.
  • Resort developments.

Current Concession Opportunities

Leased Concession Opportunity: Fairfield Lake State Park

  • What: Recreational Equipment Rental (Kayak)
  • Opening Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2018
  • Closing Date:   Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 5:00 PM
  • Description: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department intends to award a leased concession contract through a “Request for Proposal” process for implementation and operation of a recreational equipment rental concession to meet the needs of the Park visitors.
  • More Info: Request an RFP Packet (shot-term Prospectus) by e-mailing LeasedConcessions@tpwd.texas.gov , calling Pat Berger (512) 390-8086, or writing to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, attn.: Pat Berger, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744.

Leased Concession Opportunity: Cooper Lake (South Sulphur) State Park

  • What: Recreational Equipment Rental (Kayak)
  • Opening Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2018
  • Closing Date:   Tuesday November 20, 2018 at 5:00 PM
  • Description: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department intends to award a leased concession contract through a “Request for Proposal” process for implementation and operation of a recreational equipment rental concession to meet the needs of the Park visitors.
  • More Info: Request an RFP Packet (shot-term Prospectus) by e-mailing LeasedConcessions@tpwd.texas.gov , calling Pat Berger (512) 390-8086, or writing to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, attn.: Pat Berger, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744.

Leased Concession Opportunity: Lake Livingston State Park

  • What: Recreational Equipment Rental (Kayak)
  • Opening Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2018
  • Closing Date:   Wednesday, November 20, 2018 at 5:00 PM
  • Description: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department intends to award a leased concession contract through a “Request for Proposal” process for implementation and operation of a recreational equipment rental concession to meet the needs of the Park visitors.
  • More Info: Request an RFP Packet (shot-term Prospectus) by e-mailing LeasedConcessions@tpwd.texas.gov , calling Pat Berger (512) 390-8086, or writing to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, attn.: Pat Berger, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744.

Leased Concession Opportunity: Franklin Mountains State Park

  • What: Guide Service
  • Opening Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
  • Closing Date:   Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM
  • Description: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department intends to award a leased concession contract through a “Request for Proposal” process for implementation and operation of non-exclusive guide service opportunities to meet the needs of the Park visitors.
  • More Info: Request an RFP Packet (shot-term Prospectus) by e-mailing LeasedConcessions@tpwd.texas.gov , calling Pat Berger (512) 390-8086, or writing to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, attn.: Pat Berger, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744.

Leased Concession Opportunity: Lake Mineral Wells State Park

  • What: Water Recreation based Park Convenience Store with Food Service and Recreational Equipment Rentals
  • Opening Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
  • Closing Date:   Tuesday, October 31, 2018 at 5:00 PM
  • Description: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department intends to award a leased concession contract through a “Request for Proposal” process for the implementation and operation of a Water Recreation based Park Convenience Store with Food Service and Recreational Equipment Rentals Concession to meet the needs of the Park visitors.
  • More Info: Request an RFP Packet (Long-Term Prospectus) by e-mailing LeasedConcessions@tpwd.texas.gov , calling Pat Berger (512) 390-8086, or writing to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, attn.: Pat Berger, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744.

Leased Concession Opportunity: Purtis Creek State Park

  • What: Recreational Equipment Rental (Kayak)
  • Opening Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2018
  • Closing Date:   Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 5:00 PM
  • Description: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department intends to award a leased concession contract through a “Request for Proposal” process for implementation and operation of a recreational equipment rental concession to meet the needs of the Park visitors.
  • More Info: Request an RFP Packet (shot-term Prospectus) by e-mailing LeasedConcessions@tpwd.texas.gov , calling Pat Berger (512) 390-8086, or writing to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, attn.: Pat Berger, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744.

Leased Concession Opportunity: Colorado Bend State Park

  • What: Recreational based Concession, including Cave Tours
  • Opening Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
  • Closing Date:   Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 5:00 PM
  • Description: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department intends to award a leased concession contract through a “Request for Proposal” process for the implementation and operation of a Cave Tour and Recreational Activities Concession to meet the needs of the Park visitors.
  • More Info: Request an RFP Packet (Short-Term Prospectus) by e-mailing LeasedConcessions@tpwd.texas.gov , calling Pat Berger (512) 390-8086, or writing to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, attn.: Pat Berger, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744.

Leased Concession Opportunity: Huntsville State Park

  • What: Mobile/Portable Mobile Food Service Concession
  • Opening Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018
  • Closing Date:   Open until further notice
  • Description: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department intends to award a leased concession contract through a “Request for Proposal” process for the implementation and operation of a Mobile/Portable Food Service Concession to meet the needs of the Park visitors.
  • More Info: Request an RFP Packet (Short-Term Prospectus) by e-mailing LeasedConcessions@tpwd.texas.gov , calling Pat Berger (512) 390-8086, or writing to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, attn.: Pat Berger, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744.

 Leased Concession OpportunityWashington-on-the-Brazos State Park

  • What: Implementation and operation of a Food Service Concession Operation.
  • Closing Date: Open until further notice.

  • Description: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department intends to award a leased concession contract through a "Request for Proposal" process for the operation of a Deli-Style Food Service Operation.
  • More Info: Request information by calling (512) 389-8086 or writing to Pat Berger, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744.

 


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