Texas State Park Gift Cards

Rules and details about the Texas State Park Gift Card and Pass Certificate


Texas State Parks issues a variety of gift cards and certificates. Gift cards can be used to pay for entrance or facility fees, Texas State Park Passes, and merchandise at state park stores managed by TPWD. Park stores managed by independent contractors do not accept gift cards.

All gift cards are valid for three years from the date purchased. A gift card must be assigned to the purchaser but is transferable. Treat your gift card like cash, it cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Gift cards and certificates are not eligible for complete or partial refunds. State park gift cards are issued under Texas unclaimed property laws; after three years, the card is no longer valid. The original purchaser may attempt to reclaim any unused balance by contacting the Texas Comptroller through www.ClaimItTexas.org

How you can use your card depends on the type of the card you have. These restrictions exist to protect the funds on your card from unauthorized use.

Gift Card purchased after January 2019

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  • Valid three years from the date of purchase.
  • Features a security PIN.
  • May be redeemed at most state parks, through the customer service center, or online.
  • Purchase online or at a state park. Gift cards can only be shipped to the account holder's listed address. Shipping fees apply.
  • Check remaining balance online.

Gift Card purchased between 2010 and January 2019

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  • Valid three years from the date of purchase. As of January 2023 all gift cards of this style are considered expired.
  • Does not feature a security PIN. For your security, the card must be physically present. It must be redeemed at a state park.

Annual Pass Certificate

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  • Expires on the date written on the certificate.
  • Issued by state park partner organizations.
  • Fully transferable, must be redeemed at a state park. Certificate must be original and will be surrendered at redemption.
  • Valid only for a single, standard Texas State Park Pass. May not be exchanged for cash or other benefits. Not eligible for unclaimed property return.