Texas Area Parks & Recreation

  • Balmorhea State Park

    Balmorhea State ParkBalmorhea State Park, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the early 1930s, is located on 45.9 acres in the foothills of the Davis Mountains in Southwest Texas. The 77,053 square foot San Solomon Spring is the focal point of Balmorhea State Park. From 22 to 28 million gallons of ... Balmorhea State Park
  • Big Bend National Park

    Big Bend National ParkBig Bend is one of the largest and least visited of America’s national parks. Over 801,000 acres await your exploration and enjoyment. From an elevation of less than 2,000 feet along the Rio Grande to nearly 8,000 feet in the Chisos Mountains, Big Bend includes massive canyons, vast desert ... Big Bend National Park
  • Big Bend Ranch State Park

    Big Bend Ranch State ParkBig Bend Ranch State Park, over 299,000 acres of Chihuahuan Desert wilderness, extends along the Rio Grande from southeast of Presidio to near Lajitas in both Brewster and Presidio Counties. Embracing some of the most remote and rugged terrain in the Southwest, it encompasses two mountain ranges ... Big Bend Ranch State Park
  • Davis Mountains State Park

    Davis Mountains State ParkIn a sloping basin among the scenic Davis Mountains, the 2,708 acres of the Davis Mountains State Park host more than 155,000 visitors annually. Located approximately halfway between Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Carlsbad Caverns, and Big Bend National Park, the original portion of the park ... Davis Mountains State Park
  • Franklin Mountains State Park

    Franklin Mountains State ParkFranklin Mountains State Park, in El Paso County, was created by an Act of the Texas State Legislature in 1979. The Franklin Mountains form a striking backdrop to the City of El Paso and constitute an area of statewide ecological and aesthetic significance. Making the mountains a park for the ... Franklin Mountains State Park
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park

    Guadalupe Mountains National ParkGuadalupe Mountains National Park could easily be described as one of America's best-kept secrets. As if “hidden in plain view”, travelers often overlook the park as they drive by. To many, the massive rock face of El Capitan isn’t impressive, but forbidding, as it stands steadfast in a sea of ... Guadalupe Mountains National Park
  • Monahans Sandhills State Park

    Monahans Sandhills State ParkMonahans Sandhills State Park consists of 3840 acres of sand dunes, some up to 70 feet high, in Ward and Winkler Counties, about a half-hour's drive west of Odessa. The park is only a small portion of a dune field that extends about 200 miles from south of Monahans westward and north into New ... Monahans Sandhills State Park
  • Seminole Canyon State Park

    Seminole Canyon State ParkFate Bell Shelter, located in the Seminole Canyon State Park, contains some of North America's oldest Indian pictographs and is one of the oldest cave dwellings in North America. The shelter is a huge cliff overhang containing some of the state's most spectacular American rock paintings. Early ... Seminole Canyon State Park