Desert Evening at Big Bend, by Louis Vest
© Louis Vest (LandScope Texas Banner)

Texas State Parks

Texas Parks and Wildlife currently operates 95 state parks and natural areas, 49 wildlife management areas and eight fish hatcheries, comprising 1.4 million acres that are managed in the public trust for recreation and conservation. State parks and wildlife management areas offer a remarkable variety of opportunities to experience the outdoors. From the desert mountain sky islands of Big Bend Ranch State Park to the cypress swamps of Caddo Lake Wildlife Management Area, TPWD maintains and provides outdoor experiences ranging from peaceful to exhilarating, and from suburban oases to backcountry wilderness.

Texas State Parks include some of the state’s natural wonders, such as Enchanted Rock, Longhorn Caverns, and Mustang Island.  Texas State Parks support over 100 local towns and communities in Texas with direct economic benefits.  

For a map and more information, Find a State Park.

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