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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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Lavon Lake Fishing

Lavon Lake is noted for crappie fishing, especially in winter and spring. Largemouth bass, channel catfish, and blue catfish offer good angling opportunities. Striped bass were stocked in 1989 and 1994

, TX Fishing

C.A.R.E. - Center for Animal Research and Education

The Center for Animal Research & Education, (CARE) was founded to provide for the rescue, rehabilitation, and holistic nurturing of sick, injured or abused big cats, thus ensuring a vital habitat and safe haven for them to live in comfort and with dignity. 

Bridgeport, TX Wildlife Refuges

Bardwell Lake Parks and Camping

There are six developed park areas at Bardwell Lake. Mott Park The park consists of approximately 270 acres with development on approximately 54 acres, and is located on the west side of the lake. Access to the area is a paved road that connects to FM 985

, TX Camping

Red River County Courthouse

The Red River County Courthouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, dates from 1885, with its massive walls and turrets of yellow sandstone, and a remarkable clock tower. Affectionately called "Old Red," the clock ran smoothly until 1961

Clarksville, TX Historic Courthouses



Live Oak Art Center

In 1848, Scotsman Robert Robson built a castle on the river and began providing homes to local and itinerant artists. Today, creative spirits can rejuvenate at the Live Oak Art Center housed in the historic 1891 Brunson Building. Established in 1954

Columbus, TX Arts

Waco Lake Hunting

Waco Lake offers a wide variety of hunting opportunities including: dove, early teal, duck, archery, deer gun season, and spring turkey hunting. There are 9 Wildlife Management Areas that consist of approximately 2,000

, TX Hunting

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




Historic Homes Tour

A self-guided driving tour through the National Historic District describes the history and architectural features of each historic home. The Historic District within Calvert encompasses 37 complete and 9

Calvert, TX Tours

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