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Abilene State Park Tuscola, TX

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    Boat Rentals Closed

    June 16, 2021 - Kayaks and canoes are not available to rent from the park at this time.

    Baby Pool Closed

    The baby pool will not open until at least June 23, 2021, due to repairs.

    Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

Balmorhea State Park Toyahvale, TX

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    Pool Reopens June 26

    June 14, 2021 – The swimming pool and day-use areas of the park will reopen on Saturday, June 26. The rest of the park will remain closed for renovations. 

    Purchase day passes in advance to guarantee entry. 

    Check here for updates, or our Twitter feed, and Facebook page, for more information.

Barton Warnock Visitor Center Terlingua, TX

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    Road Closure

    June 9, 2021 - Due to recent rains, Fresno Canyon Rd. and Rincon 1, 2,  and Fresno Canyon are closed. The historic Crawford-Smith ranch house is closed to motorized vehicle access.

    Phone & Web Outage

    June 9, 2021 - Internet and phones at the Sauceda ranger station are intermittently working. If you are unable to reach us by phone, feel free to email us. We will respond when able.

    Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

Bastrop State Park Bastrop, TX

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      Closures

      These areas are closed until further notice:

      • The Orange Trail
      • The 10-acre lake dam is being rebuilt. Construction began in January 2021 and should take about two years. During this time, expect loud construction noise in the lake and cabin areas.

      Check here for updates or contact the park for more information. 

    Battleship Texas State Historic Site LaPorte, TX

    Big Bend Ranch State Park Marfa, TX

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      Road Closure

      June 9, 2021 - Due to recent rains, Fresno Canyon Rd. and Rincon 1, 2,  and Fresno Canyon are closed. The historic Crawford-Smith ranch house is closed to motorized vehicle access.

      Phone & Web Outage

      June 9, 2021 - Internet and phones at the Sauceda ranger station are intermittently working. If you are unable to reach us by phone, feel free to email us. We will respond when able.

      Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Brazos Bend State Park Needville, TX

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      Park Capacity Closures

      We usually reach full capacity on weekends, school breaks, holidays and some weekdays. People without reservations are not allowed in the park when we reach capacity. To guarantee entrance, reserve passes online, or by calling the customer service center, before you visit.

      Elm Lake Area Road Closure

      The section of Park Road 72 that goes to the Elm Lake area will close beginning May 16. The Elm Lake area and its Pavilion will not be accessible by vehicle during the road closure, which is expected to last until the end of June, 2021.

      Visitors can still access the area by using the trails. The closest parking is at the Nature Center which is a ~1.45-mile walk to the Elm Lake Pavilion.

      Restrooms and water fountains in the Elm Lake area will also be closed. Please bring plenty of water for you and your pets on the trails.

      Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Buescher State Park Smithville, TX

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      Construction/Lake Closure

      May 31, 2021 - Beginning in late June at the earliest, the Buescher State Park Lake will be closed for construction until 2023. During this time, fishing and boating will not be available in the Park. Expect construction traffic and noise on the roadways.

      Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway Quitaque, TX

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      Water Issues

      Mar. 10, 2021 - Water availability may be intermittent and water may not be available at some sites.

    Cedar Hill State Park Cedar Hill, TX

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      Telephone issues

      If you have trouble reaching us on our main telephone line, please call (972) 291-6641. We are having issues with the main phone line.

      Flooding & Other Closures 

      June 1, 2021 - These areas are closed due to flooding:

      • All boat ramps at the park and for Joe Pool Lake
      • Some individual campsites.
      • Most day use picnic tables and sites are inaccessible

      These areas are closed for construction/repairs:

      • The day-use area near the Lakeview camping loop, until 2022 at the earliest for construction. This closure includes the North Boat Ramp, beach swim area, area restrooms,  and the jetty portion of Loop J.
      • J-loop day-use area (near Penn Farm) 
      • Pavilion
      • Some camping areas

      Trail access depends on weather and trail repairs; please see our Facebook page for updates.

      Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Choke Canyon State Park Calliham, TX

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      Lake Conditions

      May 5, 2021 - Due to low lake levels and vegetation along the shoreline, there is limited access for swimming and bank fishing.

      Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Cooper Lake State Park Cooper, TX

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      Doctors Creek Closures

      June 5, 2021 - In the Doctors Creek Unit, the Bluebonnet Day-use Area is closed, including the fishing pier and the Group Camping Area, due to flooding. Other day-use areas are still accessible for shoreline fishing.

      Trail Status

      Trails are closed to equestrian users after rainfall. Check conditions before you come by calling the park.

      Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Copper Breaks State Park Quanah, TX

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      Single-lane Water Crossing 

      May 7, 2021 - The creek crossing near the boat ramp is down to one lane; If you have an extra-wide RV, please contact the park for more information.   

      Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Devils River State Natural Area Del Rio, TX

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      Paddler Notice

      The Devils Back paddler take-out is closed due to road construction. The closure is scheduled to end in late spring/summer of 2021. Permit itineraries that do not included Devils Back are not affected. 

      Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Eisenhower State Park Denison, TX

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      High Water Level Closures

      June 2, 2021 - The swim beach, boat ramps and fishing piers are closed until further notice, due to high lake levels.

      OHV Trails Closed

      The OHV trails are closed due to wet conditions.

      Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Fredericksburg, TX

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      Reservations Required

      Advanced reservations for day passes and overnight stays are required on weekends, school breaks and holidays. While not required on regular weekdays, we usually reach capacity every day. To guarantee entrance reserve passes online, or by calling the customer service center, before you visit.

      Critical Shortage / Water Outage in June

      May 12, 2021 - Due to ongoing drought, potable water is extremely limited. Restrooms may be closed, but portable toilets will be made available. While drinking water is available, please bring your own to help us conserve water during your next visit.

      Beginning June 4, no water will be available in the park due to repairs to our water system from the winter storm  in February. The repairs are projected to be completed on or about July 1, 2021. Please bring enough water for your visit. Bottled water will be available for sale at Park HQ, in vending machines and in the office.

      Trail Closures

      Get trail status updates here, or on our Facebook page or Twitter feed.

    Fairfield Lake State Park Fairfield, TX

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      Trail Closure

      April 1, 2021 - The Big Brown Creek Trail is closed for repairs. 

    Falcon State Park Falcon Heights, TX

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      Boat Ramp Closed

      March 10, 2021 -  Falcon's boat ramp is closed due to low water levels. 

    Fort Leaton State Historic Site Presidio, TX

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      Road Closure

      June 9, 2021 - Due to recent rains, Fresno Canyon Rd. and Rincon 1, 2,  and Fresno Canyon are closed. The historic Crawford-Smith ranch house is closed to motorized vehicle access.

      Phone & Web Outage

      June 9, 2021 - Internet and phones at the Sauceda ranger station are intermittently working. If you are unable to reach us by phone, feel free to email us. We will respond when able.

      Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Fort Parker State Park Mexia, TX

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      Flooding

      June 7, 2021 - Water only campsites (40-49) and the Scout Camping Wilderness area are closed due to flooding. 

      Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Franklin Mountains State Park El Paso, TX

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      Trail Closure

      March 11, 2021 - The Ron Coleman Trail is closed until further notice for restoration.

      Reservations Recommended

      Advance reservations are recommended (even for those with park passes).  Reserve online or call the Customer Service Center before you visit. Spanish-speaking agents are available at the CSC. Carry your pass (either a printed or digital version) with you while in the park.

      Other restrictions:

      • No groups larger than 10 (except those in the same family or household).
      • We strongly encourage you to wear face coverings while in the park.

      Check back for updates.

    Galveston Island State Park Galveston, TX

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      Beach Side Closed Until 2022 

      Feb. 24, 2021 - The beach side area of the park (south of FM 3005) is closed to all visitation until 2022 due to renovations. The bay side (north of FM 3005) is open.

    Goliad State Park & Historic Site Goliad, TX

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      Closures

      June 8, 2021 -These areas are closed through at least June 24, due to flooding:

      Jacales camping area is closed through June 10. 

      Check here for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Guadalupe River State Park Spring Branch, TX

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      Area Closures

      March 10, 2021 - Turkey Sink camping area is closed until further notice, due to new restroom construction. 

      Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Huntsville State Park Huntsville, TX

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      Detours in Place

      March 17, 2021 - Due to construction on Interstate 45, you'll need to use detours to reach the park. Find those directions on our Maps page. 

      Restroom Closed

      Feb. 22, 2021 - The Little Beach Restroom in the day-use area is closed until further notice, due to storm damage.

    Indian Lodge Fort Davis, TX

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      Cable TV Outage

      June 2, 2021 - There is currently no cable service at the lodge through at least the end of June. 

      Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Lake Arrowhead State Park Wichita Falls, TX

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      Trail Section Closed

      June 16, 2021 - The Onion Creek Trail south of the disc-golf course is closed while the lake level recedes. Check here for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Lake Bob Sandlin State Park Pittsburg, TX

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      New Gate Hours

      Beginning May 24, 2021, we will be implementing gate closure hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily.

      Late-arriving campers and overnight anglers will need to contact the office during office hours to get the gate code. 

    Lake Casa Blanca International State Park Laredo, TX

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      Lake Caution Advised

      Boaters are advised to take extra caution while operating watercraft on the lake, due to the unusually low water levels. We recommend use of shallow bottom boats at this time.

      Reservations Recommended 

      This park and many others often reach capacity; reservations are highly recommended for both camping and day use. To guarantee entrance reserve passes online, or by calling the customer service center, before you visit.

    Lake Corpus Christi State Park Mathis, TX

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      Opossum Bend Boat Ramp Closed

      Dec. 22, 2020 - The Opossum Bend Boat Ramp is closed due to low lake levels. The Mesquite Boat Ramp is open at this time.

      Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Lake Somerville State Park & Trailway Somerville, TX

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      Trail Closures

      June 17, 2021 - Some trails in the Birch Creek Unit are closed due to lake flooding.

      Trailway: Equestrian use is not currently permitted from the Birch Creek Unit. One mile of the trailway is open for hiking.

      Please observe trail closure signs. 

      Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Lake Whitney State Park Whitney, TX

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      Park Closed 

      June 10, 2021 - The park is closed through Wednesday, June 30, due to lake flooding. Check here for updates. 

    Lockhart State Park Lockhart, TX

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      Pool Closed

      June 16, 2021 - The swimming pool is closed until further notice, due to mechanical failure. Repairs are underway. We apologize for the inconvenience.

      Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Longhorn Cavern State Park Burnet, TX

    Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site Stonewall, TX

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      Pool Closed 

      June 2, 2021 - The swimming pool is currently closed, but will open as soon as lifeguards can be hired. An opening date has not been set. Check back for updates.

       

    Martin Dies, Jr. State Park Jasper, TX

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      Walnut Ridge Closure

      Beginning June 1, 2021, the entire Walnut Ridge Unit will be closed for two months. All roads, facilities, Nature Center, day-use areas, trails, boat ramps, campsites, cabins and shelters in this area will be closed to visitors.

      Check here for updates or contact the park for more information. 

    McKinney Falls State Park Austin, TX

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      Park Closed

      June 17, 2021 - The entire park is closed due to road work. The park will reopen tomorrow at 8 a.m.  

    Mission Tejas State Park Grapeland, TX

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      Park Road Closure

      May 21, 2021 - A portion of Park Road 44 is closed through June 25 due to flood damage. Watch for closure signs; ask at headquarters about detours. 

      Plan Your Visit

      Please read through our COVID-19 safety recommendations before your visit.

      Most parks reach capacity on weekends, holidays and some weekdays. Make reservations for day passes and camping to guarantee your entry.

    Monahans Sandhills State Park Monahans, TX

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      Park HQ Moved

      The Dunagan Visitor Center is closed for renovations. The park office is now at the Sandhills Picnic Pavilion.   

      Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Mother Neff State Park Moody, TX

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      TX-236 Road Closure

      May 28, 2021 - Hwy. TX-236 is closed near the south end of the park. The main entrance to the park can be reached by approaching TX-236 from the north via FM-107 or FM-2671.

      Trail Hours and Closures

      3.5 miles of trails are open for hiking but the following areas have modified hours or are closed:

      • The gate at the south end of park is closed indefinitely.
      • HQ restrooms close at 4:30 p.m.
      • Campground restrooms will close for cleaning: See park for posted closure times.

      Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Old Tunnel State Park Fredericksburg, TX

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      No Entry After 5 p.m., November through April.

      From November through April, the park closes at 5 p.m.  

    Palo Duro Canyon State Park Canyon, TX

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      Lighthouse Cabin Closure

      May 25, 2021 - The Lighthouse Cabin is closed for repairs and improvements. We have not set a reopening date. 

      Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Pedernales Falls State Park Johnson City, TX

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      Restrictions

      March 10, 2021 - We are open for day-use visits Wednesday through Sunday; camping is allowed every night.

      We are operating at limited capacities. All day-use and camping slots are usually filled in advance. To guarantee entry to the park, please make a reservation online, or by calling the customer service center, before you visit.

      Park gates are closed from noon to 2 p.m. Day-use visitors should plan to arrive during their selected time slot, to assure entry into the park.

    Ray Roberts Lake State Park Pilot Point, TX

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      Area Closures

      June 7, 2021 - The following areas are closed:

      • The Isle du Bois unit fishing pier and some campsites will be closed until conditions improve
      • Buck Creek, Pecan Creek and Pond Creek boat ramps
      • The Johnson Branch unit boat ramp is closed due to flooding, and the two day-use area restrooms (near the swimming area) are closed for repair
      • The Greenbelt section of equestrian trail south of Hwy 428.
      • The Greenbelt multiuse trail from 2 miles south of Hwy 428 Park to Hwy 380 Park (which is also closed)

      Check back here or contact the park for more information.

    San Angelo State Park San Angelo, TX

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      Low Lake Level

      April 26, 2021 - O.C. Fisher Reservoir is at 6 percent full now. You can still launch a boat, but trailer tires will run off the end of the ramp. 

      The boat ramp may be intermittently blocked by work barges. A dredge project is underway on the lake through the end of May

      North Shore Gate Locked

      Check in at the South Shore entrance to get the gate code for the North Shore.

      Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Sea Rim State Park Sabine Pass, TX

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      Closures 

      June 8, 2021 - The east beach access and the Gambusia Trail are closed. Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site Comstock, TX

    Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental... Houston, TX

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      Observation Tower Closed

      May 2, 2021 - The John Jacob Observation Tower is closed for repairs.

      Check here for updates or contact the park for more information. 

    South Llano River State Park Junction, TX

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      Boil Water Notice

      June 17, 2021 - The park is open, but under a boil water notice. Bring your own water or equipment to boil water for cooking and drinking. Check here for updates.

    Stephen F. Austin State Park San Felipe, TX

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      Trail Closures

      June 10, 2021 - The park is open, but all trails remain closed. Expect standing water and taller than normal grass in campsites. There will be ongoing maintenance in the park; expect chainsaw noise and other cleanup work, due to recent storm damage. 

      Check here for updates or contact the park for more information. 

    Tyler State Park Tyler, TX

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      Closures

      Feb. 25, 2021 - The Blackjack Campground and the Northside Day Use Area Bathhouse are closed for repairs.

      Construction

      Construction has begun on a new Park Headquarters and Visitors Center and is taking place next to the Cedar Point Camping Area. Campers in Cedar Point should expect construction noise during daylight hours after 7 a.m.

      Check here for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Village Creek State Park Lumberton, TX

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      Closures

      June 9, 2021 - A few areas are closed:

      • Village Creek, Tupelo, and Yaupon Loop trails 
      • Swimming area 

      Check here for updates or contact the park for more information. 

      Wyler Aerial Tramway El Paso, TX

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