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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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Eisenhower State Park

Eisenhower State Park, with 423.1 acres, is located in Grayson County, northwest of Denison, Texas, on the shores of Lake Texoma. The park was named for the 34

, TX State Parks

Benbrook Lake Fishing

Benbrook Lake provides many excellent fishing opportunities, especially with its urban location. Texas Parks and Wildlife stocks the lake every few years and Benbrook was one of the first Texas lakes to be stocked with Florida-strain largemouth bass in the early 1980

, TX Fishing

1923 Highway 90 Bridge

Tucked along the meandering banks of the Colorado River, Columbus is accessible by several bridges. Of special interest is the Highway 90 bridge, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a Multi-span Parker Through Truss bridge, which was opened in 1932 near Beason'

Columbus, TX Historic Bridges

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

Lewisville Lake Hiking and Equestrian Trails

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

, TX Trails

Chappell Hill United Methodist Church

The historic Chappell Hill United Methodist Church is located adjacent to the Museum. This charming building was erected in 1901 to replace the original structure built in 1853 that was destroyed by the 1900

Chappell Hill, TX Historic Churches

Lantana Lodge at Ray Roberts Lake

Fine dining and luxurious overnight accommodations are now available at the Lantana Lodge which is located in the Jordan Unit of Ray Roberts Lake. The classic "dog trot"

, TX Lodges

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

Grapevine Lake Hiking and BikingTrails

Northshore Trail Approximately 9 miles Northshore offers some spectacular views of Grapevine Lake and dam for both hiking and biking.

, TX Trails


Lake Whitney State Park

Lake Whitney State Park is located along the east shore of Lake Whitney west of Hillsboro in Hill County, near the ruins of Towash, an early Texas settlement inundated by Lake Whitney. Towash Village was named for the chief of Hainai Indians, who moved into the area in 1835

, TX State Parks

Benbrook Lake Trails

Fort Worth Trinity Trail - The City of Fort Worth has approximately twenty-five miles of paved hike &

, TX Trails

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