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Texas - Prairies and Lakes

"Prairies and Lakes." Does that title really tell the tale? Well, yes-and no. Prairies and Lakes paints merely the pastoral brush strokes in this region's richly textured panorama. The full picture emerges only when you add the dynamic cities, charming communities, and colorful history that enliven this attraction-packed section of Texas.

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Lewisville Lake Hiking and Equestrian Trails

Pilot Knoll Equestrian Trail - Approximately 8 miles Pilot Knoll offers several loop trails to explore.

, TX Trails

Cooper Lake Boat Ramps

Jim Chapman Lake has five boat ramps. South Sulphur Unit has two boat ramps. One ramp with six lanes and one ramp with two lanes of concrete construction, courtesy docks for loading and unloading boats, and an adjacent asphalt parking area which hold about 60

, TX Boating

Navarro Mills Lake Camping

There are five developed park areas at Lake Navarro Mills. Liberty Hill Park Liberty Hill Park is located on the western shore of Navarro Mills Lake. and offers 99 campsites with water and electric hookups, of which 3 are screen shelters and 6 have sewer hookups, and 3

, TX Camping

Cooper Lake Cabins

South Sulphur State Park Unit: Located on the south side of Cooper Lake, this sprawling 2,560 acre unit offers a multitude of camping and recreational opportunities. Facilities include 14 fully furnished lakeside cabins, 20 screened shelters, 1

, TX Cabins

Sam Rayburn Library and Museum

The Sam Rayburn Library and Museum is the creation of "Mr. Sam", as he was affectionately known to his friends and colleagues. Rayburn established the library and museum in 1957 as a tribute to the people of his cherished Fannin County, Texas.

Bonham, TX Museums

Austin County Jail

The historic Austin County Jail served the county from 1896 through 1992

Bellville, TX Historic Buildings


Somerville Lake Parks

Somerville Lake has RV and tent camping facilities. The US Army Corps of Engineers operates two (2) parks (Rocky Creek Park and Yegua Creek Park ) with overnight camping facilities. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department operates two , TX Camping


Katy Hamman Stricker Library

Built in 1909 by the American Women's League (AWL), the building was the first AWL Chapter House in Texas and one of the first four built in the country. The design incorporates progressive turn-of-the-century "Prairie School"

Calvert, TX Museums



Grapevine Lake Camping

Recreational opportunities at Grapevine Lake are endless! Campers will find two class A campgrounds to enjoy, as well as tent and primitive camping areas. Mountain bikers, hikers and horseback riders will enjoy the many trails Grapevine Lake has to offer, including the popular biking/

, TX Camping

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