Panhandle Plains Prairies and Lakes Hill Country South Texas Plains Piney Woods Big Bend Country Gulf Coast Panhandle Plains Prairies and Lakes Piney Woods Gulf Coast South Texas Plains Hill Country Big Bend Country Say "Texas" and think BIG, Big country, Big hospitality, And big opportunities for a fun filled vacation

You will find enticing diversity here - in the scenery, the history, the food, and the people. And you will discover a hospitality born of gracious Southern roots, sprinkled with old-fashioned Western grit, and spiced with the cultures and customes of Hispanic, German, Czech, and two dozen or so other significant ancestries.

Texas is, indeed, like a whole other country.

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Somerville Lake Fishing

Somerville Lake has enjoyed a reputation of being an excellent catfish lake for many years. Fisherman also enjoy catching Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Hybrid Bass, White Crappie, Bluegill Sunfish (Perch), Channel Catfish, Blue Catfish, and Flathead (Yellow) Catfish. White bass

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Big Bend Ranch State Park Camping

Camping Areas are located at Colorado Canyon, Madera (Monilla) Canyon and at Grassy Banks River Access along FM 170. Two group camping areas, Contrabando and Arenosa, have self-composting toilets. 11

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Big Bend National Park Rappelling

Big Bend National Park is not typically considered a climbers' destination, but it offers some scenic, challenging, and wildly varied rock climbs. Over the years, park visitors have often inquired about climbing, but there is little written.

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Big Bend Ranch State Park Trails

Fifty miles of hiking and backpacking trails in Big Bend Ranch State Park are accessible at trail heads along FM 170, and opportunities for short hikes abound at several locations along the interior park road. Day-Hiking

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Monahans Sandhills Camping

Monahans Sandhills State Park offers 26 campsites with water; electricity, and shade shelters at $10 per night; campsites with water for tent campers; an equestrian day-use area, of approximately 600 acres, that has a staging area with hitching posts and water for horses; a group dining hall (

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The Wilderness at Lake Jackson Golf Club

The Wilderness at Lake Jackson Golf Club is a public, daily fee, championship, Jeffrey Brauer designed golf course. The Wilderness hosts golf outings and tournaments throughout the year. The Wilderness Golf Club is located 50

Lake Jackson, TX Golf Courses

Sam Rayburn House Museum

The Sam Rayburn House Museum is the home of the late "Mister Sam," who served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives longer than any other in American history. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the house was built in 1916 and restored to 1961

Bonham, TX Museums

Lewisville Lake Hiking and Equestrian Trails

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

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Stafford Centre

The elegant Stafford Centre, opened in 2004, is located on 43 acres in downtown Stafford, Texas. This state-of-the-art facility is 90,000 square feet and boasts an exquisite 1,100-seat performing arts theatre; a 25,000 square-foot meeting, banquet and exposition space, including a 20,000

Stafford, TX Performing Arts Centers

Stillhouse Hollow Lake Fishing

Largemouth bass is the most abundant sportfish in the reservoir, although there is also a good population of smallmouth bass. Fair to good populations of channel catfish are also available.

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Waco Lake Parks

Waco Lake has 8 parks with RV, tent and group camping facilities, some being exclusivley for camping or day use while others have a combination of both. The parks include:

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