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Abilene State Park Tuscola, TX

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    Wi-Fi Down

    Sept. 6, 2020 - The park's Wi-Fi is down. 

    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Atlanta State Park Atlanta, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Balmorhea State Park Toyahvale, TX

Barton Warnock Visitor Center Terlingua, TX

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    If you plan to visit, please read through our current COVID restrictions.

    Interior District alerts

    Sept. 23, 2020:

    • The main road into the Sauceda Ranger Station is only accessible via a 4x4 high clearance vehicle. Roads may become impassable with more rain. Please use extreme caution if you are traveling to the interior of the park.
    • Due to recent rains, unpaved roads are passable but in poor condition. Drive very slowly and have a high clearance vehicle. We are working on improving road conditions, but It is our rainy season and more rain is expected.
    • 4WD roads and backcountry areas are closed.

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

    • From 6 p.m. on Oct. 11 until 8 a.m. on Oct. 16, 2020
    • From 6 p.m. on Oct. 18 until 8 a.m. on Oct. 23, 2020
    • From 6 p.m. on Nov. 29 until 8 a.m. on Dec. 4, 2020
    • From 6 p.m. on Dec. 6 until 8 a.m. on Dec.11, 2020
    • From 6 p.m. on Jan. 3 until 8 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2020

    Sites and trails on the river corridor will be open during these times. .

    River District alerts

    • Along FM 170, expect arroyos to be flash flooding and expect hidden debris and large rocks in the roadway. TxDOT is currently working to clear these trouble areas. Please travel slowly and expect delays. Turn around if you experience dangerous conditions.
    • Barton Warnock Visitor Center exhibits are closed

    Fort Leaton open

    The rooms of the Fort are open for touring, but exhibits are closed.

Bastrop State Park Bastrop, TX

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    Trail Closures & Construction

    These areas are closed until further notice:

    • The Lost Pines Loop (Purple Trail) is closed from the 'Old Road Bed”, east; this includes the north and south portions of the trail. Park visitors will still be able to use the Purple Trail from Park Road 1A to the Old Road Bed.
    • The Orange Trail
    • The 10-acre lake is gone, due to dam failure

    Construction is ongoing at the Group Barracks. Expect construction noise in the Piney Hill and Deer Run camping areas.

    Please obey all signs and barricades for closed areas. Contact the park for more information. 

    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Battleship Texas State Historic Site LaPorte, TX

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park Mission, TX

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    Shuttle Service Suspended

    July 31, 2020 – The park shuttle service is suspended. Check here for updates. 

    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Big Bend Ranch State Park Marfa, TX

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    If you plan to visit, please read through our current COVID restrictions.

    Interior District alerts

    Sept. 23, 2020:

    • The main road into the Sauceda Ranger Station is only accessible via a 4x4 high clearance vehicle. Roads may become impassable with more rain. Please use extreme caution if you are traveling to the interior of the park.
    • Due to recent rains, unpaved roads are passable but in poor condition. Drive very slowly and have a high clearance vehicle. We are working on improving road conditions, but It is our rainy season and more rain is expected.
    • 4WD roads and backcountry areas are closed.

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

    • From 6 p.m. on Oct. 11 until 8 a.m. on Oct. 16, 2020
    • From 6 p.m. on Oct. 18 until 8 a.m. on Oct. 23, 2020
    • From 6 p.m. on Nov. 29 until 8 a.m. on Dec. 4, 2020
    • From 6 p.m. on Dec. 6 until 8 a.m. on Dec.11, 2020
    • From 6 p.m. on Jan. 3 until 8 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2020

    Sites and trails on the river corridor will be open during these times. .

    River District alerts

    • Along FM 170, expect arroyos to be flash flooding and expect hidden debris and large rocks in the roadway. TxDOT is currently working to clear these trouble areas. Please travel slowly and expect delays. Turn around if you experience dangerous conditions.
    • Barton Warnock Visitor Center exhibits are closed

    Fort Leaton open

    The rooms of the Fort are open for touring, but exhibits are closed.

Big Spring State Park Big Spring, TX

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    July 3, 2020: The park is open; day pass reservations are not needed. Please observe the following:

    • Stay at least six feet from people not in your family.
    • Groups larger than 10 people are not allowed, except for families or people living in the same household.
    • Face coverings required inside all state park buildings.

Blanco State Park Blanco, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Bonham State Park Bonham, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

    Septic system down

    July 27, 2020 - Camping, showers and the dump station are not available through Dec. 31, 2020, due to septic system failure. If repairs take longer than expected, camping reservations may be cancelled. Check back for updates.

Brazos Bend State Park Needville, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Buescher State Park Smithville, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Caddo Lake State Park Karnack, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway Quitaque, TX

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    Trail Closures

    From Oct. 1 through 31, 2020, the East Pasture area and Old Ranch Road Trail will be closed.  Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the closed areas during these dates. Contact the park for more information.

    If you plan to visit, please read through our current COVID restrictions.

Cedar Hill State Park Cedar Hill, TX

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    Closures 

    June 26, 2020 -These areas are closed due to flood damage:

    • The entire day use area, near the Lakeview camping loop, is closed until 2022 at the earliest. This closure includes the North Boat Ramp, beach swim area, area restrooms,  and the jetty portion of Loop J.
    • Various shoreline campsites
    • Pavilion
    • Some camping areas
    • J-loop day-use area (near Penn Farm)
    • The Marina is permanently closed and bait isn't for sale in the park.


    Trail access depends on weather and trail repairs, please see the park Facebook page for updates.

    Check here for updates. 

    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Choke Canyon State Park Calliham, TX

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    Lake Conditions

    June 24, 2020 - Due to low lake levels and vegetation along the shoreline, there is limited access for swimming and bank fishing.

    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Cleburne State Park Cleburne, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Colorado Bend State Park Bend, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Cooper Lake State Park Cooper, TX

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    South Sulphur Unit

    Sept. 3, 2020 - The South Sulphur Unit equestrian trails are closed. Check here for updates or contact the park for more information.

    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Copper Breaks State Park Quanah, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

    Area Closures

    On the following dates the Big Pond Group Camp, campsites 45-49 & the Rocky Ledges Loop, Equestrian, and MTB trails will be closed. 

    • From 10 p.m. Sept. 18 until noon Sept. 20, 2020 
    • From 10 p.m. Sept. 26 until noon Sept. 27, 2020 

    Only drawn permitted hunters will be allowed in the closed areas during these dates. Contact the park for more information.

Daingerfield State Park Daingerfield, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Davis Mountains State Park Fort Davis, TX

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    Limpia Canyon Closure

    The Limpia Canyon Primitive Area will be closed from 5 p.m. Oct. 2 until 8 a.m. Oct. 19, 2020. This includes hike-in and equestrian primitive campsites, and the Seep, Limpia Creek, Sheep Pen Canyon Loop and Vista trails. Only drawn permitted hunters will be allowed in that area during these dates. Contact the park for more information.

    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Devils River State Natural Area Del Rio, TX

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    Entrance Road Damage

    Sept. 12, 2020 - All of Dolan Creek Rd. (the 19-mile rock/gravel roadway leading into the park from Hwy. 277) has experienced flooding, resulting in minor damages and washouts along the entire roadway.

    Although the roadway is currently passable, only high clearance and/or 4-wheel drive vehicles are recommended.

    Paddler Notice

    Beginning Oct. 18, 2020, the Devils Back paddler take-out will be closed due to road construction. The closure is scheduled to end sometime in late spring/summer of 2021. Permit itineraries that do not included Devils Back are not affected. 

Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area Rocksprings, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Dinosaur Valley State Park Glen Rose, TX

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    Phone Lines Down

    Sept. 19, 2020 - Phone lines are down at the park. We hope to have them repaired early next week.

    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Eisenhower State Park Denison, TX

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    Swim Beach Open

    Aug. 16, 2020 -  The park swim beach is open. You may access it using the stairs; the ramp remains closed. Check here for updates.

    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Fredericksburg, TX

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    Weekend/Holiday Reservations Required

    July 4, 2020 - Advanced reservations for day passes and overnight stays are required at Enchanted Rock on weekends and holidays. Make reservations:

    • Online
    • Call the park: (830) 685-3636, x800
    • Call the Customer Service Center: (512) 389-8900

    Critical Water Shortage

    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.

    Trail Closures

    May 18, 2020 - A portion of the Loop Trail is closed due to damage from flooding. The trail has been rerouted onto the Turkey Pass Trail.

    Elevated trails, including the Summit Trail, will close during wet weather.

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

    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Estero Llano Grande State Park Weslaco, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Fairfield Lake State Park Fairfield, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

    Area Closure

    Sept. 5, 2020 – The Big Brown Trail and primitive camping area are closed. 

Falcon State Park Falcon Heights, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Fort Boggy State Park Centerville, TX

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    Park Closure Dates

    The entire park will be closed on the following dates:

    • From 5 p.m. on Oct. 4  until 8 a.m. on Oct. 10, 2020
    • From 5 p.m. on Oct. 18  until 8 a.m. on Oct. 24, 2020
    • From 5 p.m. on Nov 29  until 8 a.m. on Dec. 5, 2020
    • From 5 p.m. on Dec. 13  until 8 a.m. on Dec. 19, 2020
    • From 5 p.m. on Jan. 10  until 8 a.m. on Jan. 16, 2021

    Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the closed areas during these dates. Contact the park for more information.

    If you plan to visit, please read through our current COVID restrictions.

Fort Leaton State Historic Site Presidio, TX

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    If you plan to visit, please read through our current COVID restrictions.

    Interior District alerts

    Sept. 23, 2020:

    • The main road into the Sauceda Ranger Station is only accessible via a 4x4 high clearance vehicle. Roads may become impassable with more rain. Please use extreme caution if you are traveling to the interior of the park.
    • Due to recent rains, unpaved roads are passable but in poor condition. Drive very slowly and have a high clearance vehicle. We are working on improving road conditions, but It is our rainy season and more rain is expected.
    • 4WD roads and backcountry areas are closed.

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

    • From 6 p.m. on Oct. 11 until 8 a.m. on Oct. 16, 2020
    • From 6 p.m. on Oct. 18 until 8 a.m. on Oct. 23, 2020
    • From 6 p.m. on Nov. 29 until 8 a.m. on Dec. 4, 2020
    • From 6 p.m. on Dec. 6 until 8 a.m. on Dec.11, 2020
    • From 6 p.m. on Jan. 3 until 8 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2020

    Sites and trails on the river corridor will be open during these times. .

    River District alerts

    • Along FM 170, expect arroyos to be flash flooding and expect hidden debris and large rocks in the roadway. TxDOT is currently working to clear these trouble areas. Please travel slowly and expect delays. Turn around if you experience dangerous conditions.
    • Barton Warnock Visitor Center exhibits are closed

    Fort Leaton open

    The rooms of the Fort are open for touring, but exhibits are closed.

Fort Parker State Park Mexia, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Fort Richardson State Park, Historic Site &... Jacksboro, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Franklin Mountains State Park El Paso, TX

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    Park Open; Reservations Recommended

    Aug. 22, 2020 - The park is open. However, the Ron Coleman Trail is closed until further notice for restoration purposes

    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:

    • We are not accepting cash or checks; credit cards only.
    • 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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    Park Closed

    Sept. 23, 2020 - The park is closed due to high tides. We plan to reopen on Monday, Sept. 28. 

    Beach Side Closed Until 2022 

    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.

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

    If you plan to visit, please read through our current COVID restrictions.

Garner State Park Concan, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Goliad State Park & Historic Site Goliad, TX

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    Paddling Trail Access Closed

    Sept. 22, 2020 - The paddling trail river access in the park is closed for repairs. Please contact the park for more information.

    If you plan to visit, read through our current COVID restrictions.

Goose Island State Park Rockport, TX

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    Island Bayfront Area Closure

    Sept. 22, 2020 - The Island Bayfront area and fishing pier are closed for construction and repairs of hurricane damage. The closure is expected to last several months. This will impact fishing and birding access and other day-use activities. Visitors must stay out of closed areas.

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

    If you plan to visit, read through our current COVID restrictions.

Government Canyon State Natural Area San Antonio, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Guadalupe River State Park Spring Branch, TX

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    Area Closures

    July 14, 2020 - Turkey Sink camping area is closed until further notice, due to new restroom construction. The Day-use area playground and restrooms are closed; portable toilets are available in the area. No water is available in this area, except for a working faucet with potable water just outside the Discovery Center.

    Check here for updates.

    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Hill Country State Natural Area Bandera, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Honey Creek State Natural Area Spring Branch, TX

  • Park closure alert

    May 18, 2020 - The park is closed. It is only accessible by tour when open, and we are not hosting tours at this time.

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site El Paso, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Huntsville State Park Huntsville, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Indian Lodge Fort Davis, TX

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    Lodge Closed Until Oct. 3

    Sept. 24, 2020  - An individual at the Lodge has tested positive for COVID-19.  At this time, out of an abundance of caution, Indian Lodge and the Black Bear Restaurant are closed. We will reopen on Oct. 3, 2020. Guests with overnight reservations through Oct. 2, 2020, will be notified about refunds and reservation transfer options.

    Check here for updates.

Inks Lake State Park Burnet, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Kickapoo Cavern State Park Brackettville, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Lake Arrowhead State Park Wichita Falls, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park Pittsburg, TX

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    Additional Restrictions through Oct. 3

    Sept. 24, 2020 - The following additional restrictions are in place at this park through Oct. 3, 2020:

    • We are honoring existing reservations but no new overnight reservations will be accepted.
    • The park will not collect any fees. All visitors must pay fees online, or by calling the customer service center, before visiting. 
    • Park Headquarters will only operate through a service window and there will be no merchandise sales.
    • With limited coverage there may be times during normal operating hours when the office is closed


    Please read through our current COVID restrictions that apply, in addition to the park specific restrictions above. 

Lake Brownwood State Park Lake Brownwood, TX

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    Restroom Closures

    Sept. 18, 2020 - Restrooms are closed in the Council Bluff and Comanche Trail camping areas. Portable toilets are available for use in those areas and the showers and sinks are still accessible. 

    If you plan to visit, read through our current COVID restrictions.

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park Laredo, TX

Lake Colorado City State Park Colorado City, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Lake Corpus Christi State Park Mathis, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

Lake Livingston State Park Livingston, TX

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    Parks Open

    Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

    We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

      Facility & Boat Ramp Closures

      Aug. 29, 2020 - The Hercules Club Loop, park store, marina, pier, and the day-use area boat ramp, are closed. The only open boat ramp (screened shelter area) has restricted access.

      Only overnight campers can use the boat ramp on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. From Monday through Thursday, all visitors can use the boat ramp but parking is very limited.

      These temporary construction closures are due to repairs and improvements of the fishing pier and the boat ramp next to it.

    Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway Mineral Wells, TX

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      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

    Lake Somerville State Park & Trailway Somerville, TX

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      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

      Newman's Bottom Parking

      Feb. 1, 2020 – Newman's Bottom parking area is now open. The road to the parking area has changed; the single-lane road narrows in places. Drive slowly and be courteous to other users. Trailers are NOT allowed at the Newman Parking area. Please park only in designated areas.

      Trailway Open to Horses

      July 14, 2020 – The Trailway is open to hikers, bikers and horseback riders.  Two miles of access are available from the Nails Creek Unit and 7 miles are available from the Birch Creek Unit.  The area around Flag Pond, CR 125, CR 140 and the Sandhill are also open to all users.  

      You must possess a current negative Coggins test for your horse. Equestrian parking for the Trailway is permitted at the access gate on CR 125 and CR 140.

      Check here for updates or contact the park for the most recent information.

    Lake Tawakoni State Park Wills Point, TX

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      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

      Invasive Ants

      Argentine ants, an invasive species, are in this park. While they can impact native wildlife and be a nuisance to park visitors, they do not bite or sting.

      TPWD is working to reduce the ants without harming natural resources. State Parks policy allows you to treat camping gear and equipment with over-the-counter chemicals, according to label. You cannot apply pesticides to park property. Before leaving, thoroughly inspect your vehicle, RV, camping gear, and other equipment, and notify staff if you find ants.

      Learn more about invasive ants and how to avoid spreading them.


      Contact the park for more information. 

       

    Lake Whitney State Park Whitney, TX

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      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

    Lockhart State Park Lockhart, TX

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      Full Hookups Closed

      Sept. 17, 2020 - The Fairway View Camping Area is closed due to electrical repairs. A reopening date has not yet been set. Check here for updates or contact the park for more information. 

      If you plan to visit, read through our current COVID restrictions.

    Longhorn Cavern State Park Burnet, TX

    Lost Maples State Natural Area Vanderpool, TX

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      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

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

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      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

    Martin Creek Lake State Park Tatum, TX

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      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

    Martin Dies, Jr. State Park Jasper, TX

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      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

    McKinney Falls State Park Austin, TX

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      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

    Meridian State Park Meridian, TX

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      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

    Mission Tejas State Park Grapeland, TX

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      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

    Monahans Sandhills State Park Monahans, TX

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      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

    Mother Neff State Park Moody, TX

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      Trail Hours and Closures

      Sept. 7, 2020 - 3.5 miles of trails are open for hiking but the following areas have modified hours or are closed:

      • The main gate near HQ is open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
      • 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.
      • Some areas of the park are closed due to past flood damage.
      • There is no fishing access in the park.
      • Visitor Center will be open from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. and closed from noon -1 p.m.


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

      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

    Mustang Island State Park Corpus Christi, TX

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      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

    Old Tunnel State Park Fredericksburg, TX

    Palmetto State Park Gonzales, TX

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      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

    Palo Duro Canyon State Park Canyon, TX

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      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

      Lighthouse Cabin Closure

      Aug. 19, 2020 – The Lighthouse Cabin will close Oct. 18, 2020, for repairs and improvements. We do not have a reopening date set. Check here for updates.

    Pedernales Falls State Park Johnson City, TX

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      Restrictions

      Sept. 12, 2020 - We are open for day-use visitors, 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.

      The following closures are in place:

      • The Primitive and Youth Group camping areas, are closed.
      • Park is closed to day-use only visitors on Monday and Tuesday

      If you plan to visit, read through our current COVID restrictions.

    Possum Kingdom State Park Caddo, TX

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      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

    Purtis Creek State Park Eustace, TX

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      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

    Ray Roberts Lake State Park Pilot Point, TX

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      Area Closures

      Aug. 8, 2020 – The following areas are closed:

      • Isle du Bois Unit: Pavilions and some campsites
      • Johnson Branch Unit: Pavilion and some campsites 
      • The Greenbelt section of equestrian trail south of Hwy 428.
      • The Greenbelt multiuse trail from Hwy 428 Park to Hwy 380 Park (which is also closed)

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

      If you plan to visit, read through our current COVID restrictions.

    Resaca de la Palma State Park Brownsville, TX

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      Park Closure Dates

      We will be partially closed on Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, for hunting activities.

      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

    San Angelo State Park San Angelo, TX

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      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

    Sea Rim State Park Sabine Pass, TX

    Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site Comstock, TX

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      Park open for day visits

      June 17, 2020 -  The park is closed to camping and is only open for day visits, due to a repair project. Designated trails are open. Reserve passes online or by calling the customer service center before you visit.

      We are now leading small group tours (10 people or less). You must reserve tour tickets in advance online.

      Check here for updates. 

      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

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

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      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

    South Llano River State Park Junction, TX

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      Park Closure Dates

      The entire park will be closed on the following dates:

      • From 5 p.m. on Oct. 5  until 2 p.m. on Oct. 8, 2020
      • From 5 p.m. on Oct. 19  until 2 p.m. on Oct. 22, 2020
      • From 5 p.m. on Nov. 9  until 2 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2020
      • From 5 p.m. on Nov. 22  until 2 p.m. on Nov. 25, 2020
      • From 5 p.m. on Dec. 7  until 2 p.m. on Dec. 10, 2020
      • From 5 p.m. on Dec. 28  until 2 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2020
      • From 5 p.m. on Jan. 4  until 2 p.m. on Jan. 7, 2021

      Only permitted hunters will be allowed in the park during these dates. Contact the park for more information.

      If you plan to visit, please read through our current COVID restrictions.

    Stephen F. Austin State Park San Felipe, TX

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      Trails Closed

      Sept. 24, 2020 - All trails are closed until further notice to allow them to dry.

      Standing Water at Campsites

      Tent and RV campsites currently have standing water.

      Other Restrictions

      Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

    Tyler State Park Tyler, TX

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      Parks Open

      Sept. 23, 2020 - Most state parks are open. Some limitations and guidelines are in place for safety during the pandemic – read through them before you visit.

      We strongly encourage reservations for day visits and camping.

    Village Creek State Park Lumberton, TX

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      Park Closures

      Sept. 2, 2020 - A portion of the trails are closed. The primitive campsites, cabin, and pavilion remain closed due to prior flood damage.

      The park’s canoe launch is closed but all other launch and takeout points on Village Creek are intact, so paddling the Village Creek Paddling Trail, is still possible outside of the park.

      If you plan to visit, read through our current COVID restrictions.

      Check here for updates. 

      Wyler Aerial Tramway El Paso, TX

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