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Texas State Parks to Host National Public Lands Day Events

Texas State Parks to Host National Public Lands Day Events

AUSTIN – On Saturday, Sept. 26, volunteers around Texas and the nation will visit their favorite parks, beaches, wildlife preserves, or forests and help improve these treasured places by celebrating National Public Lands Day. National Public Lands Day, the largest volunteer day for public lands in our country, brings together…


Learn to Mountain Bike and Camp Like a Pro

Learn to Mountain Bike and Camp Like a Pro in Texas

Stephen F. Austin State Park Hosting Biking Weekend as Part of Texas Outdoor Family Program SAN FELIPE—Staff at Texas State Parks began the Texas Outdoor Family (TOF) program a few years ago to encourage more people to get outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Texas Outdoors—teaching entire…


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Texas Parks and Wildlife Turns 50 This Year

Agency Calls for Texans To Share Stories, Photos, Become Ambassadors for the Future AUSTIN – In the late summer of 1963, the most popular show on television was “The Beverly Hillbillies,” a gallon of gas cost 29 cents, the University of Texas Longhorns were headed toward their first national football…


Photography Takes Center Stage at Texas State Parks This March

Photography Takes Center Stage at Texas State Parks This March

AUSTIN – Channel your inner Ansel Adams or Wyman Meinzer this spring by heading to one of more than 90 Texas state parks and historic sites to photograph your friends and loved ones, wildflowers, wildlife and revered state landmarks. Snap away just for fun or record your best images to…


New Group Pavilion Opens at Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Multipurpose Rec Hall Named in Honor of Amarillo-area Benefactor CANYON, TX–Some 200 people from across the region turned out for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the long-awaited Mack Dick Group Pavilion in the bottom of scenic Palo Duro Canyon State Park on Thursday. The ceremony was accented with a dramatic…


Big Bend Ranch State Park to Host Fiesta Nov. 14

PRESIDIO, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department hopes the third time will be the charm for a daylong Fiesta set for Saturday, Nov. 14, to celebrate expanded recreational opportunities at Texas’ largest and wildest state park — Big Bend Ranch State Park. The public is invited to learn…


Texas State Parks To Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day

AUSTIN, Texas — Any time is a good time to head outside to hike, camp, backpack, picnic and enjoy other recreational pursuits, but Saturday, June 13, has been designated National Get Outdoors Day to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. As a part of the second annual GO Day, more than…


Camping 101-South Texas Style Offered At Texas State Parks

LAREDO, Texas — South Texas families who may have always wanted to go camping together, but weren’t sure how to go about it, are encouraged to consider bilingual weekend campouts this winter at state parks near the Texas central coast, the Laredo area and the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Earlier…


Emergency Notice: Hurricane Ike News Updates – 9/19/2008

The Texas Governor’s Office is coordinating official communication about Ike for the State of Texas, including TPWD activities. For complete information, see the Texas governor’s web site at http://governor.state.tx.us/, or news media may phone the press office at (512) 463-1826. Check TPWD news releases for information sent by Texas Parks…


Ike Update From TPWD: Game Wardens Deployed, 32 State Parks Closed, Others Accept Evacuees

9/13/2008 – Below is information sent by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to the Governor’s Press Office today. The governor’s office is coordinating official communication about Ike for the State of Texas, including TPWD activities. The following information is provided as a service and convenience for TPWD’s audience. For complete…