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47th Annual Tree Lighting at LBJ State Park

One of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit can be to experience Christmas past. Several of the…

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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 in…

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…

Texas To-Dos: July

It’s hard to find a horned toad in Texas anymore, but you’ll have a decent shot during the summer months…
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