AUSTIN – Looking for a summer adventure? Check out the newly updated Texas State Park Guide for an in-depth look at the 95 parks and state natural areas that make up the Texas State Park system.
In a year of record-level visitation, the launch of a celebrated new app, historic new state legislation and a nationwide campaign built around the National Parks Service’s 100-year anniversary, state parks continue to adapt to rising urbanization and rapid demographic change.
The new edition of the Texas State Park Guide, showcasing the rugged beauty of Palo Duro Canyon State Park on the cover, features photos of every park and lists each site’s available amenities, maps and activities.
Descriptions of each park plus examples of top programs and activities give travelers more options on things to do and places to stay. Some visitors prefer a night under the stars at a campsite, but many enjoy having the option of an air-conditioned room, lodges, cabins, group bunkhouses and screened shelters.
Regional maps show all state parks located in or around Texas’ major cities, so families can make a day trip to a park this summer. With children 12 and under able to enter for free, parks make for a budget-friendly way to let children play.
Texas businesses and organizations large and small are invited to stock state park guides using a convenientonline ordering system.
Individuals can pick up a copy at a nearby state park, state Travel Information Center, game warden field office, at select outdoor and sporting goods retailers and other key travel and tourism outlets.
The Texas State Park Guide is funded at no taxpayer expense with funding provided by Toyota as the underwriting sponsor and additional dollars from advertisers in the guide.
For more information on things to do in state parks this summer, including outdoor cooking, water activities, stargazing and more, visit: http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/parks/things-to-do/summer-fun
For a free mobile guide to all 95 state parks, download the Texas State Park mobile app. Available for iOS and Android.