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Abilene State Park Tuscola, TX

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    Park Closure

    The park will be closed on the following dates:

    • 10 p.m. Dec. 5 to 2 p.m. Dec. 8

    Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates.

    Lake Closure

    The lake area of the park will be closed on the following dates:

    • 10 p.m. Dec. 2 to 2 p.m. Dec. 4

    Only permitted hunters will be allowed in that area on these dates.

    Boat Ramp Closure

    Aug. 25, 2022 - The boat ramps are closed due to the low lake level. Contact the park or check back for updates.

Atlanta State Park Atlanta, TX

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    Firewood Quarantine

    July 7, 2022 - This county is under a quarantine to prevent the spread of the emerald ash borer to other areas of the state. This means movement of firewood is restricted. 

    Please buy firewood where you burn it to prevent the spread of diseases and pests.

    Contact the park for more information.

    Park Closures

    The park will be closed on the following dates:

    • 5 p.m. Dec. 5 to 8 a.m. Dec. 9
    • 5 p.m. Jan. 13 to 8 a.m. Jan. 17

    Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

Balmorhea State Park Toyahvale, TX

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    Reservations Recommended

    June 1, 2022 - We strongly encourage you to purchase day passes in advance for the summer months, weekends, school breaks and holidays. Day passes often sell out throughout the summer.

    The park's overnight facilities are closed for renovations.

    Contact the park for more information.

Barton Warnock Visitor Center Terlingua, TX

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    Road Conditions

    Sept. 25, 2022 - The main park road to the Sauceda Ranger Station is open for all vehicles. The road east of Sauceda is only accessible by 2WD and 4WD high clearance vehicles due to damage from rainfall. Please use caution. 

    Sauceda Closure

    May 31, 2022 - The Sauceda Ranger Station gift shop and permitting station is closed. A ranger is on duty for emergencies only. Showers and restrooms are open.

    • Check in for camping, the bunkhouse, and day passes at Fort Leaton or Barton Warnock.
    • Call either of these sites or email us with questions.
    • Detailed park maps, portable toilet systems and souvenirs are only available at Fort Leaton or Barton Warnock.
    • The ranger at Sauceda will not collect fees or make reservation changes. 

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

Bastrop State Park Bastrop, TX

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      Closures

      Nov. 25, 2022 - These areas are closed:

      • 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 that area.
      • The cabins and cabin area are closed through winter 2022 due to construction projects. 
      • The old golf course parking lot and golf course area on the north and south side of Park Road 1A will be closed through winter 2022 for a construction project.

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

    Big Bend Ranch State Park Marfa, TX

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      Closures

      The interior of the park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 8 p.m. Nov. 27 to 8 a.m. Dec. 2
      • 8 p.m. Dec. 4 to 8 a.m. Dec. 9
      • 8 p.m. Jan. 29 to 8 a.m. Feb. 3

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

      Road Conditions

      Sept. 25, 2022 - The main park road to the Sauceda Ranger Station is open for all vehicles. The road east of Sauceda is only accessible by 2WD and 4WD high clearance vehicles due to damage from rainfall. Please use caution. 

      Sauceda Closure

      May 31, 2022 - The Sauceda Ranger Station gift shop and permitting station is closed. A ranger is on duty for emergencies only. Showers and restrooms are open.

      • Check in for camping, the bunkhouse, and day passes at Fort Leaton or Barton Warnock.
      • Call either of these sites or email us with questions.
      • Detailed park maps, portable toilet systems and souvenirs are only available at Fort Leaton or Barton Warnock.
      • The ranger at Sauceda will not collect fees or make reservation changes. 

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

    Brazos Bend State Park Needville, TX

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      Special Event Notice

      The park will host a trail run on Dec. 3. The park and trails will be very busy beginning at 6 a.m.; parking will be limited. It should become less busy after 1 p.m.

      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.

      Park Closures

      The entire park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 2 p.m. Dec. 12 to 8 a.m. Dec. 16

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

    Buescher State Park Smithville, TX

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      Construction/Lake Closure

      Jan. 1, 2022 - The Buescher State Park Lake is closed for construction. The project should be complete sometime in 2023.

      Access to the lake and lakeshore is closed, and fishing and boating are not available. Campgrounds and trails are open.

      Expect construction noise, construction traffic on the roadways, and possible road closures.

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

    Caddo Lake State Park Karnack, TX

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      Firewood Quarantine

      July 7, 2022 - This county is under a quarantine to prevent the spread of the emerald ash borer to other areas of the state. This means movement of firewood is restricted. 

      Please buy firewood where you burn it to prevent the spread of diseases and pests.

      Contact the park for more information.

    Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway Quitaque, TX

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      Headquarters Closure

      Park headquarters will be closed on Dec. 1 - 2, 2022. Please use the self-pay station or make reservations online.

      Park Closures

      The park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 4:30 p.m. Dec. 5 to 2 p.m. Dec. 9
      • 4:30 p.m. Dec. 12 to 2 p.m. Dec. 16
      • 4:30 p.m. Dec. 26 to 2 p.m. Dec. 30

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

    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.

      Firewood Quarantine

      July 7, 2022 - This county is under a quarantine to prevent the spread of the emerald ash borer to other areas of the state. This means movement of firewood is restricted. 

      Please buy firewood where you burn it to prevent the spread of diseases and pests.

      Closures 

      July 2, 2021 - 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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      Low Lake Levels

      Aug. 23, 2022 - One of the boat docks in the South Shore unit has been removed due to water levels. The ADA boat dock and the docks in the Calliham unit are still open.

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

      Contact the park for more information.

      South Shore Unit Closures

      The South Shore unit will be closed on the following dates:

      • 5 p.m. Nov. 28 - 10 p.m. Dec. 1

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the area on these dates. 

      Tent Area Closures

      The tent area in the Calliham unit of the park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 5 p.m. Jan. 2 to 10 p.m. Jan. 6

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the area on these dates. 

    Colorado Bend State Park Bend, TX

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      Boat Ramp Use Limited

      June 28, 2022 - The boat ramp is closed to boats requiring a trailer to load or unload due to low water level. Only kayaks and hand loaded/unloaded watercraft are allowed to use the ramp. Contact the park for more information. 

      Park Closures

      The park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 10 p.m. Dec. 4 to 2 p.m. Dec. 9
      • 10 p.m. Dec. 26 to 2 p.m. Dec. 29

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

    Cooper Lake State Park Cooper, TX

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      Swim Beach at Doctors Creek Closed

      July 19, 2022 - The swim beach in the Doctors Creek unit of the park is closed due to low lake levels. Please visit the South Sulphur unit to swim. Contact the park for more information.

      Trail Alerts

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

      Park Closure

      Both park units will be closed on the following dates:

      • 10 p.m. Jan. 6 to 8 a.m. Jan. 9

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

    Copper Breaks State Park Quanah, TX

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      Comanche Restroom Closed

      Nov. 3, 2022 - The Comanche Restroom is closed. Restrooms are available in the Kiowa camping area. Contact the park for updates.

      Museum Closed

      Sept. 22, 2022 - The museum at park headquarters is closed for renovations.

      Park Closures

      The park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 10 p.m. Dec. 2 to 8 a.m. Dec. 5
      • 10 p.m. Dec. 9 to noon Dec. 11
      • 10 p.m. Jan. 13 to noon Jan. 15
      • 10 p.m. Jan. 27 to 8 a.m. Jan. 30
      • 10 p.m. Feb. 10 to 8 a.m. Feb. 13
      • 10 p.m. Feb. 24 to 8 a.m. Feb. 27

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

    Daingerfield State Park Daingerfield, TX

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      Firewood Quarantine

      July 25, 2022 - This county is under a quarantine to prevent the spread of the emerald ash borer to other areas of the state. This means movement of firewood is restricted. 

      Please buy firewood where you burn it to prevent the spread of diseases and pests.

    Davis Mountains State Park Fort Davis, TX

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      Trail Closure

      July 21, 2021 - The CCC Trail is closed for repairs. 

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

      Renovations Closure

      Indian Lodge, including the Black Bear Restaurant, will be closed for renovations beginning Jan. 2, 2023, through January 2024.

    Devils River State Natural Area Del Rio, TX

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      Paddler Notice

      Sept. 17, 2021 - The Devils Back paddler take-out is closed due to road construction. Permit itineraries that do not include Devils Back are not affected. 

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

      Del Norte Unit Closures

      The Del Norte unit of the park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 5 p.m. Dec. 12 to 8 a.m. Dec. 23
      • 5 p.m. Jan. 2 to 8 a.m. Feb. 3

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

    Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area Rocksprings, TX

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      Park Closures

      The park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 8 a.m. Jan. 2 to 8 a.m. Jan. 9

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

    Dinosaur Valley State Park Glen Rose, TX

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      Tracks Notice

      Nov. 30, 2022 - Tracks are visible at the main track site. The other trackways vary in degrees of visibility.

      Water Quality Alert

      Nov. 17, 2022 - The water quality is very poor due to lack of rain, contaminates from the Chalk Mountain fire, and low water levels in the Paluxy River. Please use caution and avoid getting river water in your nose or mouth.

      Reservations Recommended

      We often reach capacity and highly recommend reservations for both camping and day use. Reserve passes online or by calling the customer service center before you visit.

    Eisenhower State Park Denison, TX

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      OHV Trails Closed

      Nov. 25, 2022 - The Ironweed OHV trail system is closed due to wet conditions.

      Restroom Closure

      Nov. 25, 2022 - The Deer Haven Restrooms are closed for maintenance.  Restrooms are available nearby at the Fossil Ridge Camping Area, and showers are available at the Bois D’ Arc Camping Area or in the Day-use Area. 

      Facility Closures

      Utility work on the Armadillo Hill Camping Loop is underway, and will continue through April 30, 2023. Most sites, the restrooms in the loop and the dump station are closed. Restrooms are available in other areas. 

      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.

      Trail Closures

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

      Conserve Water!

      Due to dry conditions, we urge you to use water wisely when you visit. Bring your own drinking water or you can buy bottled water at headquarters.

      Park Closures

      The park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 3 p.m. Dec. 5 to 2 p.m. Dec. 9
      • 3 p.m. Dec. 19 to 2 p.m. Dec. 22
      • 3 p.m. Jan. 30 to 2 p.m. Feb. 3

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

    Fairfield Lake State Park Fairfield, TX

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      Park Closures

      The park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 4 p.m. Dec. 25 to 1 p.m. Dec. 30
      • 4 p.m. Jan. 1 to 1 p.m. Jan. 4

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

    Falcon State Park Falcon Heights, TX

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      Boat Ramp Closed

      Jan. 1, 2022 - Falcon's boat ramp is closed due to low water levels. 

    Fort Boggy State Park Centerville, TX

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      Boat Ramp Closed

      Aug. 10, 2022 - The boat ramp is closed due to low water levels. Contact the park or check back for updates.

      Park Closures

      The park will be closed on the following dates:

      • Noon Dec. 4 to 2 p.m. Dec. 9
      • Noon Dec. 18 to 2 p.m. Dec. 23

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

    Fort Leaton State Historic Site Presidio, TX

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      Road Conditions

      Sept. 25, 2022 - The main park road to the Sauceda Ranger Station is open for all vehicles. The road east of Sauceda is only accessible by 2WD and 4WD high clearance vehicles due to damage from rainfall. Please use caution. 

      Sauceda Closure

      May 31, 2022 - The Sauceda Ranger Station gift shop and permitting station is closed. A ranger is on duty for emergencies only. Showers and restrooms are open.

      • Check in for camping, the bunkhouse, and day passes at Fort Leaton or Barton Warnock.
      • Call either of these sites or email us with questions.
      • Detailed park maps, portable toilet systems and souvenirs are only available at Fort Leaton or Barton Warnock.
      • The ranger at Sauceda will not collect fees or make reservation changes. 

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

    Fort Parker State Park Mexia, TX

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      Boat Ramp Alert

      Oct. 22, 2022 - Please use caution at the Navasota River boat ramp. Low water levels may cause damage to boats and trailers.

      Recreation Hall Restrooms Closed

      June 7, 2022 - The restrooms at the Group Recreation Hall are closed due to renovations. Check back for updates.

    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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      Beachside Dump Station Closed

      Dec. 1, 2022 - The beachside dump station is closed. The bayside dump station across the highway is open, but lines may be long.

      Check back for updates or call the park at (409) 737-1222 for more information.

    Garner State Park Concan, TX

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      Feral Hog Notice

      Sept. 6, 2022 - Beware of feral hogs. Do not leave food unattended. Hogs will get into ice chests.

      Closures

      The entire park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 10 p.m. Jan. 1 to 8 a.m. Jan. 17

    Goliad State Park & Historic Site Goliad, TX

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      Wi-Fi Outage

      Aug. 9, 2022 - Wi-Fi is currently unavailable in the park. Check back for updates.

    Goose Island State Park Rockport, TX

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      Duck Season

      Oct. 13, 2022 - During duck hunting season, please expect more boat traffic than usual.

       

    Government Canyon State Natural Area San Antonio, TX

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      Road Work

      Beginning May 23, 2022, park roads will be under maintenance. Please observe all barricades and traffic signs and be prepared for delays.

    Guadalupe River State Park Spring Branch, TX

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      Water and River Notices

      Sept. 5, 2022 - Due to dry conditions: 

      • Please use water wisely when you visit. Bring your own drinking water or buy water from vending machines at headquarters and restrooms in the park.
      • Expect low water level and flow rate in the river. 

      Contact the park for more information.

      Park Closures

      The entire park including the Bauer unit will be closed on the following dates:

      • 8 p.m. Jan. 5 to noon Jan. 9

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

    Hill Country State Natural Area Bandera, TX

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      Park Closures

      The park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 10 p.m. Dec. 4 to noon Dec. 7
      • 10 p.m. Dec. 25 to noon Dec. 28
      • 10 p.m. Jan. 15 to noon Jan. 18

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

    Honey Creek State Natural Area Spring Branch, TX

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      Park Closures

      The park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 8 p.m. Jan. 5 to noon Jan. 9

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

    Huntsville State Park Huntsville, TX

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      Area Closures

      • Aug. 19, 2022 - The swimming area and swim platform are closed due to low water levels.
      • March 4, 2022 - Boathouse is closed for renovations. Kayak rentals are available near Lake Raven. Other boat rentals will resume when the boathouse reopens.
      • Feb. 22, 2021 - The Little Beach Restroom in the day-use area is closed until further notice, due to storm damage.

      Lodge Construction

      Feb. 16, 2022 - Raven Lodge is under construction. Please obey all posted signs.

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

      Park Closures

      The park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 5 p.m. Dec. 6 to 8 a.m. Dec. 9

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

    Indian Lodge Fort Davis, TX

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      No Hot Water 

      Nov. 22, 2022 - There is no hot water in the lodge rooms. Showers are available in the camping area restrooms at Davis Mountains State Park.

      Renovations Closure

      Indian Lodge, including the Black Bear Restaurant, will be closed for renovations beginning Jan. 2, 2023, through January 2024.

    Inks Lake State Park Burnet, TX

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      Construction Noise

      Oct. 6, 2022 - The new headquarters building is under construction near the West Loop camping area.  Expect loud noise from heavy equipment during daylight hours after 7 a.m. until Aug. 2023. 

      Area Closures

      All trails and primitive campsites will be closed on the following dates:

      • 5 p.m. Nov. 28 to 7 a.m. Dec. 2
      • 5 p.m. Dec. 12 to 7 a.m. Dec. 16
      • 5 p.m. Dec. 19 to 7 a.m. Dec. 23
      • 5 p.m. Jan. 8 to 8 a.m. Jan. 13
      • 5 p.m. Jan. 16 to 8 a.m. Jan. 19

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in these areas on these dates. 

    Kickapoo Cavern State Park Brackettville, TX

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      No Hot Water

      Dec. 1, 2022 - The restrooms do not have hot water. Check back for updates or contact the park for details.

    Lake Arrowhead State Park Wichita Falls, TX

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      Construction Alert

      Nov. 2, 2022 - Expect road construction from late November to early summer. Some parts of the park will be closed during construction. Contact the park or check back for updates.

    Lake Casa Blanca International State Park Laredo, TX

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      Restroom Closure

      Nov. 16, 2022 - Restroom E (Rock Barn day-use area) and Restroom G (Lago Vista day-use area) are closed for repairs. Please use the restrooms at headquarters, the boat ramp, or Day-use Area H.

      Construction Closures

      The fishing pier, fishing pier restroom and Fishing Pier Road are closed due to construction through January 2023. 

      The boat ramp is still open.

      Contact the park at (956) 725-3826 for more information.

      Boat Dock Removed

      July 28, 2021 - The boat dock has been removed pending future replacement.

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

    Lake Livingston State Park Livingston, TX

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      Water Outages

      Sept. 9, 2022 - The park is experiencing ongoing water supply issues. Temporary repairs are allowing water to flow; however, water may not be available at all times and in all facilities. Please bring enough water for your visit.

      We are not taking camping or day pass reservations until this issue is resolved. Contact the customer service center at (512) 389-8900 to cancel or modify your reservation. 

      Check back for updates.

    Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway Mineral Wells, TX

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      Trailway Closure

      Jan. 20, 2022 - Part of the trailway, from FM 1195 in Mineral Wells to the Vietnam War Memorial, is closed. Please observe closure signs for your safety.

      Firewood Quarantine

      July 7, 2022 - This county is under a quarantine to prevent the spread of the emerald ash borer to other areas of the state. This means movement of firewood is restricted. 

      Please buy firewood where you burn it to prevent the spread of diseases and pests.

      Contact the park for more information.

      Closures

      The back country trails, Cross Timbers and primitive camping areas will be closed on the following dates:

      • 10 p.m. Dec. 4 to 10 p.m. Dec. 9

      The entire park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 10 p.m. Dec. 9 to 2 p.m. Dec. 16

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

    Lake Somerville State Park & Trailway Somerville, TX

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      Low Lake Level

      Oct. 13, 2022 - The lake level is extremely low. The Nails Creek Boat Ramp is closed. The Birch Creek Boat Ramp is open for small watercraft only.

      Facility Closures

      • Oct. 1, 2021 - The fishing jetty/pier is closed due to damage.
      • June 17, 2021 - Some trails in the Birch Creek Unit are closed due to lake flooding.

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

      Trail Closures

      The Flag Pond Loop and Waldo’s Loop Trails will be closed from sunrise to noon daily from Dec. 10, 2022 to Jan. 29, 2023. Only permitted hunters will be allowed on the trail during this time. 

      Unit Closures

      The Birch Creek Unit of the park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 5 p.m. Dec. 13 to 2 p.m. Dec. 16
      • 5 p.m. Jan. 17 to 2 p.m. Jan. 20

      The Nails Creek Unit of the park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 5 p.m. Jan. 24 to 2 p.m. Jan. 27

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

      The Lake Somerville Trailway will be closed on the following dates:

      • 3 p.m. Dec. 16 to 2 p.m. Dec. 18
      • 3 p.m. Jan. 20 to 2 p.m. Jan. 22
      • 5 p.m. Jan. 24 to 2 p.m. Jan. 27

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed on the trailway during these dates. 

       

    Lake Whitney State Park Whitney, TX

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      Park Closures

      The park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 10 p.m. Dec. 4 to 2 p.m. Dec. 9
      • 10 p.m. Jan. 8 to 2 p.m. Jan. 13

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

    Lost Maples State Natural Area Vanderpool, TX

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      Busy Season Notice

      October and November are our busiest times. We reach capacity daily. To guarantee entry, reserve passes online or by calling the customer service center before you visit.

      Park Closures

      The park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 10 p.m. Jan. 8 to 8 a.m. Jan. 12

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

    Martin Creek Lake State Park Tatum, TX

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      Boat Ramp Closure

      Oct. 21, 2022 - The south boat ramp (closest to the island) is closed. The north ramp remains open.

      The lake is nearly 3.5 feet low. Please use extra caution navigating the lake and loading and unloading your boat.

      Contact the park or visit the park’s Facebook page for the latest information.

      Firewood Quarantine

      July 25, 2022 - This county is under a quarantine to prevent the spread of the emerald ash borer to other areas of the state. This means movement of firewood is restricted. 

      Please buy firewood where you burn it to prevent the spread of diseases and pests.

    Martin Dies, Jr. State Park Jasper, TX

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      Headquarters Closed for Christmas

      Park headquarters will be closed beginning at noon Dec. 24 until 8:30 a.m. Dec. 26, 2022. Make reservations online or pay via the self-pay station. If you arrive while headquarters is closed, go to your campsite and check-in on the morning of Dec. 26.

    McKinney Falls State Park Austin, TX

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      Trail Closure

      Nov. 7, 2022 - The Williamson Creek Overlook Trail is closed due to storm damage. 

      Water Quality Alert

      July 19, 2022 - We have detected blue-green algae in Onion Creek. Please visit our Swimming Safety webpage to learn more.

      Reservations Recommended

      We strongly encourage you to purchase day passes in advance for weekends, school breaks and holidays. Day passes sell out every weekend and holiday.

    Meridian State Park Meridian, TX

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      Boat Ramp & Pier Closed

      July 13, 2022 - The boat ramp and fishing pier are closed due to low water levels in the lake. 

    Monahans Sandhills State Park Monahans, TX

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      Park HQ Moved

      Jan. 1, 2022 - 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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      Trail Hours and Closures

      Jan. 1, 2022 - 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.

    Old Tunnel State Park Fredericksburg, TX

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      Trail Construction

      Nov. 20, 2022 - The upper deck area is open, but all other areas of the park are closed for trail construction. For your safety, please obey all construction signs and do not access any of the closed areas.

    Palmetto State Park Gonzales, TX

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      Trail Closure

      Jan. 25, 2022 - The Ottine Swamp trail is closed for repairs.

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

      Park Closures

      The park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 2 p.m. Dec. 16 to 8 a.m. Dec. 19

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

    Palo Duro Canyon State Park Canyon, TX

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      Parking Lot Construction

      Aug. 3, 2022 - Parking lots throughout the park are under construction. Please obey all traffic signs. 

      Area Closures

      Areas of the park will be closed on the following dates. The closures begin at 10 p.m. the night before the first day of the hunt, and will reopen at 8 a.m. the day after the hunt ends:

      • Dec. 1 to Dec. 7The park will be closed south of the stables. The Rim Cabins, Visitor Center, scenic overlook, Mack Dick Pavilion, Trading Post, Glamping, Sagebrush Camp Loop, and Old West Stables will remain open. The only trails open will be the Pioneer Nature Trail Loop and the CCC/Triassic Trails.
      • Dec. 8 to Dec. 15 - The areas that buffer the back country will be closed including the equestrian area, sponsored youth group area, and backcountry hiking and camping. All trails except those in the backcountry area will be open.

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the area on these dates. 

    Pedernales Falls State Park Johnson City, TX

    • Park alert

      Trail Closure

      Feb. 1, 2022 - The North Loop Equestrian Trail/Duck Pond are closed. 

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

      Park Closures

      The park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 10 p.m. Dec. 25 to 8 a.m. Dec. 29
      • 10 p.m. Jan. 15 to 8 a.m. Jan. 20

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

    Possum Kingdom State Park Caddo, TX

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      Boat Ramp Notice

      Oct. 26, 2022 - The east side of the boat ramp is closed due to declining water level. The west side is open, but use caution when launching your boat. 

      Road Construction Notice

      Oct. 26, 2022 - If you are accessing the park from Highway 180, please note that road construction is underway on Park Road 33. Take Loop 252 in Caddo as a detour to avoid the roadwork. 

      Contact the park for more information.

    Ray Roberts Lake State Park Pilot Point, TX

    • Park alert

      Firewood Quarantine

      July 7, 2022 - This county is under a quarantine to prevent the spread of the emerald ash borer to other areas of the state. This means movement of firewood is restricted. 

      Please buy firewood where you burn it to prevent the spread of diseases and pests.

      Contact the park for more information.

    San Angelo State Park San Angelo, TX

    • Park alert

      Low Lake Level

      Oct. 5, 2022 - The lake is extremely low. Most boats will not be able to use the boat ramp, but you may launch watercraft that runs very shallow. Please use caution. Trailer tires may run off the end of the ramp into potential washouts.

      Sticker Bur Alert

      We have lots of sticker burs in and around our campsites right now. Wear good shoes and be cautious with pets and children.

      North Shore Gate Locked

      Check in at the South Shore entrance (362 S. FM 2288) to get the gate code for the North Shore.

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

      Area Closures

      The trail system and Bald Eagle, North Concho, and River Bend camping areas, and areas 1 through 7, will be closed on the following dates:

      • 5 p.m. Dec. 1 to 8 a.m. Dec. 5

      The trail system and areas 1 through 7 will be closed on the following dates:

      • 5 p.m. Dec. 12 to 8 a.m. Dec. 16

      The North Concho camping area and areas 1 through 7 will be closed on the following dates:

      • 2 p.m. Jan. 9 to 8 a.m. Jan. 13

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in these areas on these dates. 

    Sea Rim State Park Sabine Pass, TX

    • Park alert

      Trail Closure

      Aug. 9, 2021 - The Gambusia Trail is closed. Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site Comstock, TX

    • Park alert

      Park Closures

      The park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 4 p.m. Dec. 4 to 2 p.m. Dec. 9
      • 4 p.m. Jan. 8 to 2 p.m. Jan. 13

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

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

    • Park alert

      Tower Open

      Oct. 5, 2021 - The John Jacob Observation Tower is open, but the elevator is out of service. 

      Contact the park for more information. 

    South Llano River State Park Junction, TX

    • Park alert

      Construction Notice

      Construction is underway on two improvement projects:

      • Replacement of the low-water crossing at the park's entrance, through the end of 2022.
      • Construction of a new park headquarters, through early 2023.

      Access to the river for tubing, paddling, fishing and swimming is available. Watch for signs or ask park headquarters about temporary river access points. River portage around construction is clearly marked.

      Campgrounds, trails, and bird blinds are open and accessible.

      Expect construction noise, construction traffic on the roadways, and possible road or lane closures at the park.

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

      Park Closures

      The park will be closed on the following dates:

      • 5 p.m. Dec. 5 to 1 p.m. Dec. 8
      • 5 p.m. Dec. 19 to 1 p.m. Dec. 22
      • 5 p.m. Dec. 26 to 1 p.m. Dec. 29
      • 5 p.m. Jan. 8 to 1 p.m. Jan. 12
      • 5 p.m. Jan. 22 to 1 p.m. Jan. 26

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

    Stephen F. Austin State Park San Felipe, TX

    • Park alert

      Park Closures

      The park will be closed on the following dates:

      • Noon Dec. 5 to 8 a.m. Dec. 9
      • Noon Jan. 9 to 8 a.m. Jan. 13

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

    Tyler State Park Tyler, TX

    • Park alert

      Trail Closure

      The EZ Loop, A Loop, B Loop, C Loop, and D Loop trails will be closed for the Running the Rose Trail Race from 5 p.m. Jan. 27 until 8 a.m. Jan. 29, 2023.

      Construction

      Feb. 4, 2021 - Construction of a new park headquarters and Visitors Center next to the Cedar Point Camping Area is underway. 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

    • Park alert

      Closures

      May 26, 2022 - The Yaupon Loop trail is closed. Please observe closure signs for your safety.

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

      Park Closures

      The park will be closed on the following dates:

      • Noon Dec. 2 to 6 a.m. Dec. 7

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park on these dates. 

    Wyler Aerial Tramway El Paso, TX

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