Keeping You Healthy

We want your family and ours to stay safe and healthy during your next visit to Texas State Parks. Please talk to a ranger if you have any safety concerns during your visit.

  • We recommend that you maintain at least a six-foot distance from anyone not in your group, if possible.
  • We highly recommend face coverings when you are inside state park buildings or when you can’t maintain a safe social distance.


Planning ahead

What should I do to stay safe when I visit?
You will be sharing some spaces with other visitors, including restrooms and trails. Follow CDC guidelines for keeping you, your family and other park visitors healthy.
We strongly encourage you to wear face coverings and maintain at least a six-foot distance from anyone not in your family while in the park.
Minimize time spent in park offices and guarantee entry by making reservations for both overnight stays and day passes.
Are the parks fully open?
All parks are open for camping and day visits, unless closed for operational issues. Check the state parks map for the status of parks. We are taking reservations for overnight stays beginning up to five months from today. You can reserve day passes up to one month before your visit.


How do I make a reservation online?
Learn more about making online reservations on our state park reservations page
How do I print permits at home?
Log in to your account and select “Pre-Registration & Site Permits” for camping reservations or “Print Tickets & Daily Entrance” for day passes, and then follow instructions on the page. 
What if I don't have a printer?
You may show park staff the confirmation email on your phone.
What if I want to cancel my reservation?
If you have a camping or day pass reservation, you can cancel it online or by contacting the Customer Service Center:

Updated March 10, 2021.