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The writers who contribute to Texas Highways exemplify a few traits in common: They’re experienced travelers guided by curiosity, adventure,…

Stars Shine Bright in Dark Sky Parks

Stargazing can be an out-of-this-world experience, but here in Texas, there are a few places that are able to magnify…

Almost.

Bison graze just beyond the main road as we enter Caprock Canyons State Park northeast of Lubbock. They loom large,…

Texas Top 40 No. 37, Caddo Lake State Park

Every Texan should experience the primordial mystery of Caddo Lake State Park. With its ghostly, century-old cypress trees draped with…

Amazing in Autumn

  From my shady perch on a high, breezy ridge, I scanned wooded slopes and rocky ledges fading to blue…

Caddo’s Primordial Calling

My boyfriend seems unusually skittish as he peers into the utter blackness beyond our cabin door at Caddo Lake State…

One Crazy Camping Trip

In the October 2013 issue of Texas Highways, Babs Rodriguez’s account of a fall fishing getaway shows how so many…

All Wet!: San Solomon Springs, Balmorhea State Park

Standing on the high dive—one of few left these days—I can see the bottom of this 25-foot-deep pool through water…

Child in the Wild

We camped near a dry creek bed in Davis Mountains State Park, my daughter Ursula tucked into her junior-sized sleeping…

Lost Pines and Lakes Escapes: Bastrop and Buescher state parks

Somewhere on the first mile of our hike through Bastrop State Park, I quit gawking at the canopy of foliage…

The Legend of Fort Boggy

As the last swimmers of the day collect their beach balls and a lone angler cleans his catch, a beaver…
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