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Find Rustic Relaxation on the Nueces River at Camp Wood in the Hill Country

The Nueces River valley plummets from the Edwards Plateau with the abruptness of a summer squall. The topography plunges from…

Make a Date with Mother Nature on the Pecos River

When you launch a kayak on the lower Pecos River, you’ve made a five-day date with Mother Nature.

Dive into Classic Summer Activities at Daingerfield State Park

Daingerfield State Park 33o 00' 29.25" N 94o 41' 53.53" W

The Devils River Camping Conundrum

The Devils River grows more popular every year as word spreads about its crystal-clear water and spectacular setting. With the…

Don’t Miss Independence Creek Preserve’s First Open Weekend This Year

 Independence Creek Preserve 30o 28' 28.86" N 101o 47' 137.30" W

Get Festive a la Fresca at These 8 Texas State Park Events

On a bluff overlooking La Grange, ice skaters swirl on an imaginary pond and penguins check their fishing lines amid…

8 State Parks in East Texas Where You Can Unplug and Enjoy Nature

Despite my job as a Texas photographer and writer, I hadn’t visited many of East Texas’ state parks in years.…

Let’s Go Glamping!

Glamping: A combination of “glamorous” and “camping” that blends great outdoor adventures with the comforts of home or a hotel.…

10 Tips for Toddlers to Teens

Summer vacation zoomed by, fortunately the Labor Day holiday happens just in the nick of time. It's a dose of…

Sea Rim State Park celebrates grand reopening

After years of recovery from hurricane damage, Sea Rim State Park on the upper Texas coast is celebrating its grand…

New plate pays for parks

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has introduced its first new conservation-themed specialty license plate design in a more than…

Room to Breathe

The trouble with the traditional American school calendar is that it conditions you to believe that summers should be spent…
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