Texas State Parks

Texas

Go Wild in Texas State Parks

From dinosaur footprints to America's second largest canyon, Texas State Parks will thrill you with numerous unique experiences. Visit historic military forts and explore abandoned railway tracks long reclaimed by mother nature. From jiving in Garner State Park to horseback riding at Palo Duro Canyon, these parks encapsulate the special magic of Texas.

Best Texas State Parks for Families

Your little ones can walk in the footsteps of their favorite giant dinosaurs in Texas' state parks. Dinosaur footprints, horseback rides and canoeing down the glittering Frio River are just a few of the state's favorite family attractions:

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Best Texas State Parks for Hiking

Come and see Texas' answer to the Grand Canyon, the vast Palo Duro Canyon. Walk through leafy passageways that lead to waterfalls, and discover historic structures in these thrilling Texan State Parks:

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Best Texas State Parks for Adventure Sports

Synonymous with cowboy culture, there are plenty of rugged pastimes to satisfy your wild side in Texas' state parks. Whether your passion is scuba diving or you're on a geocaching mission, here are some of the state's most adventurous parks:

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