Go Wild

Header image of a buffalo that says "Go wild at a Texas State Park"

Whether you are capturing wildlife with your camera, painting a beautiful landscape, or discovering a new place for your group to visit, there's plenty to do and see this spring at your Texas State Parks!

Discover Wildlife


Catch a glimpse of animals in their native habitats. Please maintain a safe, respectful distance. Travel the Great Texas Wildlife Trails for free online, or buy the beautiful maps to plan your drives.

Wildlife-viewing events

Great Texas Wildlife Trails 

Best parks for wildlife viewing

Grow Your Group

Three happy kids at a campsite

We park visitors are social mammals too. That means we sometimes like to travel in groups! Here are three popular ways to visit with friends and family this spring.

Rent group facilities

See holiday events outdoors

Learn to camp with Texas Outdoor Family 

Watch for Birds

Golden-cheeked warbler perched on a branchIt can be as simple as a walk in the park, or it can become your favorite activity. With more species than almost any state, Texas is a birder’s paradise.

Guided birding events 

Team up for the Great Texas Birding Classic

Bird blinds in state parks 

Get Inspired by Nature

Girl who is creating artwork grins at camera

What else is in bloom besides bluebonnets? A lot! Now is your chance to photograph, paint, draw, compose and share your take on the colorful new sights and smells of spring

Arts events

Photography events

Pin It! Where to see wildflowers 

Discover New Roots

CCC-built open-air shelter

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and many others contributed to today’s Texas treasures.  Thanks to the seeds they planted early, today we can all visit more wild things and wild places. 

History and culture in state parks

History and cultural events 

More about the CCC