Texas Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in Texas? View Texas parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Abilene State Park, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions Address: 150 Park Road 32 Tuscola, TX 79562 To reach the park, travel 16 miles southwest of Abilene through Buffalo Gap on FM 89, and then continue on Park Road 32 to the park entrance. Phone (325) 572-3204 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, DAY USE AREA, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Abilene State Park Awake in a wooded oasis on the banks of Elm Creek in the midst of the Texas Midwest, just south of the city of Abilene. Pecan, red oak, cottonwood and elm trees arch over the campground. A

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions Alibates Flint Quarries is located approximately 35 miles north of Amarillo, Texas. From I-40 in Amarillo, take Lakeside exit north towards Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. Exit on TX 136 north towards Borger. After about 30 miles, turn west from TX 136 onto Cas Johnson Road. Park Service signs will be visible. Proceed approximately 3 miles to “Y” intersection and bear to right. Go northwest approximately 2 miles to the Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument Visitor Center. Phone (806) 857-6680 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument Official Website Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument Map 13,000 years ago this site was already well-known by mammoth hunters as a

Amistad National, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions Six miles west of the HWY 90 and 277 North intersection. Phone (830)775-7491 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING, SWIMMING, DIVING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Amistad National Recreation Area Official Website Amistad National Recreation Area Map An oasis in the desert, Amistad National Recreation Area consists of the US portion of the International Amistad Reservoir. Amistad, whose name comes from the Spanish word meaning friendship, is best known for excellent water-based recreation, camping, hiking, rock art viewing, and its rich cultural history. Amistad is also home to a wide variety of plant and animal life above and below the water.

Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions Houston: Take I 10 East to Exit #812 (TX 61 or Anahuac/Hankamer exit). Head south on 61 for nearly four miles to the stop sign. Continue through. The road becomes Hwy. 562. Continue for approximately 8.5 miles to the fork in the road, which is FM 1985. At the fork, turn left and continue for an additional 4 miles to the main entrance of the refuge. Turn right on the easement road for another 3 miles. Signs will be posted. Beaumont: Take I 10 West. Exit # 829 (Hwy. 73/124 or Winnie/Galveston exit). Head south on Hwy 124 for approximately 11 miles to FM 1985. Turn right onto FM 1985 and head west for nearly 11 miles to the main entrance of the refuge. Turn left on the easement road for another 3 miles. Signs will be posted. Phone 409-267-3337 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING,

Aquilla Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Phone (254) 694-3189 Activities BOATING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Aquilla Lake Map Aquilla Lake Website This 3,280-acre lake is located on Aquilla and Hackberry Creeks.

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions From Rockport, TX, take Highway 35 north approximately 20 miles. Turn right on FM 774, go approximately 9 miles to FM 2040. Turn right and follow FM 2040 for about 7 miles to refuge entrance. Phone 361-286-3559 Activities HUNTING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Aransas National Wildlife Refuge The bugle of an endangered whooping crane echoes across the far reaches of the marsh. Only at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge do North America’s tallest birds find an enduring winter stronghold. Here, too, pelicans, herons, egrets, roseate spoonbills, ducks, and geese dine in brackish waters and salt marshes teeming with fishes, blue crabs, and clams. On shore, javelinas, bobcats and deer wander oak woodlands. Alligators peer from still waters

Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge headquarters and visitor center are located 6.5 miles northeast of Eagle Lake, TX off of FM 3013, or south from Sealy on Highway 36 to FM 3013 and traveling west for 10 miles. The headquarters is located 2 miles west of the main entrance on FM 3013. Phone 979-234-3278 Activities AUTO TOURING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, VISITOR CENTER Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge Over a century ago, one million Attwater’s prairie-chickens graced the Texas and Louisiana gulf coastal prairie. Each spring, males gathered to perform an elaborate courtship ritual. They inflated their yellow air sacs and emitted a strange, booming sound across a sea of grasses. Today, less than one

Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge Headquarters is northwest of Austin, Texas. It is located on FM 1431 approximately five miles west of Lago Vista, one mile east of the intersection with Cow Creek Road/CR328. Phone 512-339-9432 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Balcones National Wildlife Refuge “I hear him over there!” Birdwatchers exclaim in hushed whispers as a black-capped vireo pops up from the shin oak thicket. Hidden within the observation deck, the visitors gaze through binoculars at their first sighting of the rare songbird only 20 feet away. Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge offers some of the best birdwatching and habitat left in Texas for two endangered songbirds – the black-capped vireo and

Bardwell Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions To Bardwell Lake Headquarters Office, from Dallas head south on I-45 towards Houston. Head 36.4 miles to exit 247, US-287 North/Congressman Joe Barton Parkway towards Waxahachie/ Ft.Worth. Head north 3.4 miles to Ensign Rd. Turn left and go 1.5 miles to Observation Dr. Turn right on Observation Dr. and go 1.5 miles to the Bardwell Lake Headquarters Office. To Love Park Swim Beach and Boat Ramp, from Dallas head south on I-45 towards Houston. Head 36.4 miles to exit 247, US-287 north/Congressman Joe Barton Parkway towards Waxahachie/ Ft.Worth. Head North 4.1 miles to the Kaufman/Italy exit that leads to intersection of Texas State Highway 34. Left on Texas State Highway 34 heading southwest .2 miles to Lake View road. Turn left on Lake View and follow 2 miles to the intersection of Beach Road. Go straight on Beach road .04 miles to the Love Park entrance. To High View

Belton Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions From Belton, 3 miles north on TX 317, 2 miles west on FM 439, 1 miles north on FM 2271. Phone (254) 939-2461 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds CEDAR RIDGE (TX) LIVE OAK RIDGE WESTCLIFF WINKLER PARK BELTON LAKEVIEW PARK WHITE FLINT PARK Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Belton Lake Website Belton Lake Photo Album Pier 36 Marina Belton Lake Map Frank’s Lakeview Marina Historical sites include the old “Charter Oak” on the Leon River, near the City of Belton, and the Stage Coach Inn in nearby Salado. Tour Miller Springs Nature Area located below Belton Dam. The nature area includes a hiking

Benbrook Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate Highway 20 / 820, take exit 429A for US Highway 377, go 2.5 miles / 4 km southwest to the lake. The Corps of Engineers Lake Office is then 2 miles / 3.3 km east on Winscott Road and Lakeside Drive. Phone (817) 292-2400 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds HOLIDAY(TEXAS) LONGHORN MUSTANG BEAR CREEK NORTH HOLIDAY PARK ROCKY CREEK PARK (BENBROOK LAKE) Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Benbrook Lake Website Benbrook Lake Map Benbrook Lake Photo Album Our Lands & Waters Foundation Benbrook Lake is located in the scenic open countryside of rolling hills and prairie meadows southwest of Fort Worth, Texas.

Big Bend National Park, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions Several highways lead to Big Bend National Park: TX 118 from Alpine to Study Butte or FM 170 from Presidio to Study Butte (then 26 miles east to park headquarters) or US 90 or US 385 to Marathon (then 70 miles south to park headquarters). Distances between towns and services are considerable. Be sure you have plenty of gas, oil, food, and water for your trip. Phone (432) 477-2251 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Big Bend Backcountry Camping CHISOS BASIN GROUP CAMPGROUND RIO GRANDE VILLAGE GROUP CAMPGROUND RIO GRANDE VILLAGE (BIG BEND) CHISOS BASIN (BIG BEND) COTTONWOOD (TX) Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Big Bend National Park Official Website Big Bend National Park

Big Thicket National Preserve, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions Big Thicket National Preserve consists of 15 units spread across 7 counties. The visitor center is located approximately 30 miles north of Beaumont, and 8 miles north of Kountze, along US 69/287. Phone (409) 951-6700 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HUNTING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Big Thicket National Preserve Official Website Big Thicket National Preserve Map Life of all types abounds in the Big Thicket. This national preserve protects the incredible diversity of life found where multiple habitats converge in southeast Texas. Hiking trails and waterways meander through nine different ecosystems, from longleaf pine forests to cypress-lined bayous. It is a place of discovery, a place to wander and explore, a place to marvel at the richness

Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions The Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge Discovery Center, home for the Discovery Environmental Education Program, is located within the refuge’s Big Slough Recreation Area. This is where you can pick up helpful information on all of three refuges, including maps, brochures and details on where wildlife is being seen. This is also where you can learn more about the habitat found on the Brazoria Refuge. Restroom facilities are available here for the public. From the intersection of Highway 288 and FM 523 in Angleton, take FM 523 to FM 2004 intersection. Continue on 523 for 5.5 miles to County Road 227. Turn left on CR 227 and proceed 1.7 miles to the refuge entrance. Big Slough Recreation Area is located at 2022 County Road 227, Freeport, Texas, 77541. It is an additional three miles beyond the entrance gate, which automatically locks at sunset. Phone 979-922-1037 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, INTERPRETIVE

Buffalo Bayou, Texas Camping & Hiking

Phone (281) 497-0740 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Buffalo Bayou Photo Album Buffalo Bayou Website These normally dry reservoirs are on the west side of Houston on both sides of I-10 at TX6. They contain the largest municipal park in the Nation and provide a unique recreational experience for the metropolitan area. They contain facilities for golf, hiking, picnicking, field sports, horseback riding, shooting ranges, model airplane flying, a velodrome and other activities.

Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions Refuge headquarters may be reached from the east and west by U.S. 60 and from the north and south by Interstate 27 to U.S. 60. The entrance road is located 1.5 miles south of Umbarger, Texas, on F.M. 168. Umbarger is 10 miles west of Canyon, Texas and 20 miles east of Hereford, Texas on U.S. 60, approximately 30 miles southwest of Amarillo, Texas. Phone 806-499-3382 Activities AUTO TOURING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge Once buffalo grazed the shortgrass prairies you see today at Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge in the Texas Panhandle. Once a lake reflected the clouds. The buffalo have

Canyon Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions From New Braunfels, 15 miles northwest on FM 306. Phone (830) 964-3341 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds POTTERS CREEK PARK CRANES MILL PARK Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Canyon Lake Map Cranes Mill Marina Canyon Lake Photo Album Canyon Lake Website Canyon Lake Marina Canyon Lake Trail Map Facebook In the early part of the 19th century, the lower Guadalupe River Basin, below the current location of Canyon Lake, had been especially subject to serious flooding. Congress authorized in the 1940’s the construction of Canyon Lake Dam. Construction began in 1958, was completed in 1964, dedicated

Chamizal National Memorial, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions From the west take exit 21 off of I-10 toward Piedras Street. Turn right onto Piedras and follow it to Paisano Drive. Turn left onto Paisano and then turn right onto San Marcial Street. From the north take exit 20A off of US-54 for US-62 toward Paisano Drive. Turn right onto Paisano and follow it until you reach San Marcial Street. From the east take exit 22B on I-10 toward US-54. Stay left until two lanes merge, move into the right lane toward Paisano Drive. Turn right at the light and merge onto Paisano. Phone (915) 532-7273 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Chamizal National Memorial Official Website

Cooper Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions From Cooper, east on FM 154, 1549 turn right, corps office on left across the Dam.From I30 to Sulphur Springs, Exit 127 Loop 301 to 19 North Approx. 10 miles turn left on CR 4795. Phone (903) 945-2108 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Cooper Lake Website Facebook Cooper Lake Map When complete, will impound the South Sulphur River in Delta and Hopkins Counties.

Cross Bar Management Area, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions From downtown Amarillo, head north on Fillmore Street/Dumas Hwy/87. Drive for approximately 18 miles to the intersection of the Canadian River and HWY 87. Walk or drive west through the River for 1.5 miles to the railroad trestle. The Cross Bar property boundary is begins at the fence line south of the river bottom and immediately west of the railroad trestle. Phone 806-356-1000 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas BLM New Mexico Facebook Page BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico YouTube Channel BLM New Mexico Flickr BLM New Mexico Twitter BLM New Mexico Facebook Page The Cross

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions Roughly 110 miles south of the Texas-Louisiana border Phone 409-621-5151 Activities BOATING, FISHING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, DIVING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Flower Garden National Marine Sanctuary Twitter page Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Map Flower Garden National Marine Sanctuary Facebook page Located 70 to 115 miles from the nearest land, the wonderful biological diversity and breathtaking beauty of the Flower Garden Banks prompted researchers and recreational divers to seek protection for this area. In the 1970s they launched what would become a 20 year effort, culminating in 1992, to designate the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. In October, 1996, Congress expanded the sanctuary by adding a

Fort Davis National Historic Site, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions We are approximately 2.5 hours south of Midland/Odessa starting on I-20 to HWY 17, 3.5 hours North West of Del Rio starting on HWY 90 to HWY 118, 4 hours east of El Paso starting on I-10 to HWY 118 and 7 hours west of San Antonio starting on I-10 to HWY 17. Phone (432) 426-3224 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Fort Davis National Historic Site Official Website Fort Davis National Historic Site Map Fort Davis is one of the best surviving examples of an Indian Wars’ frontier military post in the Southwest. From 1854 to 1891, Fort Davis was strategically located to protect emigrants, mail coaches, and freight

Georgetown Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions To visit the Lake Office, From I-35, travel west on Williams Dr. approx. 5 miles to D.B. Wood Road and continue for approx 0.5 miles to Lake Overlook Drive. Turn right on Lake Overlook Drive and continue 1 block. Turn right to access the Lake Office. Office hours are 8-4:30 M-F. There is a RV turn-around area on this road. Phone (512) 930-5253 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds CEDAR BREAKS PARK JIM HOGG PARK TEJAS PARK RUSSELL PARK Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Georgetown Lake Map Georgetown Lake Hunting Map Georgetown Lake Website Georgetown Lake Photo Album Georgetown Lake Trail Map Located 4 mi W of Georgetown via FM 2338, the lake

Granger Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions The dam is located 7 miles east of Granger, Texas via FM 971 on the San Gabriel River. Phone (512) 859-2668 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds TAYLOR WILLIS CREEK WILSON H FOX FRIENDSHIP PARK Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Granger Lake Trail Map Granger Lake Website Granger Lake Photo Album Granger Lake Map Open to the public March 1981, know as one of the top five crappie/white bass fishing spots in Central Texas.

Grapevine Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions From Grapevine, 2 miles northeast on TX 121. Phone (817) 865-2600 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds MURRELL PARK Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Scotts Landing Marina Grapevine Lake Map Twin Coves Marina Grapevine Lake Photo Album Grapevine Lake Website Silver Lake Marina Grapevine Lake Trail Map Centrally located in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex just minutes from DFW Airport, Grapevine Lake offers a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. Nationally recognized trails, full service campgrounds, and beautiful day use areas surround the 7,276 acre lake which hosts over 2,000,000 visitors annually.

Grulla National Wildlife Refuge, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions Directions from Muleshoe, Texas: Drive south on Highway 214 for 13 miles to Needmore, then follow FM 298 northwest approximately 15 miles to the New Mexico state line. Turn left onto the 1/2 mile long entrance road, which ends at a small parking area. Directions from Portales, New Mexico: Drive approximately 25 miles southeast on Highway 88 to the Texas state line, then turn right onto the refuge entrance road. Phone 806-946-3341 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Grulla National Wildlife Refuge Grulla National Wildlfie Refuge is located in Roosevelt County, New Mexico, near the small town of Arch, approximately 25 miles northwest of Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge. This 3,236-acre refuge is managed by

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions Guadalupe Mountains National Park is located on the north side of US Hwy 62/180. If you are traveling east from El Paso, TX, we are 110 miles East of the city. Follow US Hwy 62/180 North to the Pine Springs Visitor Center. If you are traveling from Van Horn, TX, you will travel north on US 54 and make a left hand turn at the junction of US 62/180 to arrive at the park. If you are traveling west from Carlsbad, NM, you will travel on US Hwy 62/180 South and cross into Texas. Follow signs to the park. Phone (915) 828-3251 Activities AUTO TOURING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions From Dallas, go north on Highway 75 to Sherman FM 1417 exit, then north 13 miles on FM 1417 to refuge sign and left 6 miles to entrance. From U.S. 82, turn north on Southmayd Road (4 miles east of Sadler and 7.5 miles west of Sherman). Follow signs to office and visitor center. Phone 903-786-2826 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, a haven for migratory birds and other wildlife, lies on the Big Mineral Arm of Lake Texoma, on the Red River between Oklahoma and Texas. The refuge is made up of water,

Hords Creek Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions From Coleman, 8 miles west on FM 153. Phone (325) 625-2322 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds FLATROCK (TEXAS) LAKESIDE (TX) Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Hords Creek Lake Website Hords Creek Lake Photo Album Hords Creek Lake Map Located approximately 8 miles west of Coleman, Hords Creek Lake is one of Texas’ most pretty little lakes. The lake is surrounded by beautiful oak trees and offers many activities to all those who enjoy the outdoors. There is a park on each side of the lake, each providing roughly 60 campsites, all standard with water and electricity. The lake also provides premium sites including those with screened-in picnic tables,

Joe Pool Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Phone (972) 299-2227 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Lynn Creek Marina Joe Pool Lake Website Joe Pool Lake Map Joe Pool Lake is a 7,400-acre impoundment located in the southern portion of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The lake is centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth and has four developed parks: Britton Park, Cedar Hill State Park, Loyd Park and Lynn Creek Park. Local attractions within a 20-mile radius of the Joe Pool Lake include: Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor Fun Park, The Ballpark at Arlington (Texas Rangers

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions -From Harlingen, go east on Tyler Ave which becomes FM 106. Continue 18 miles past Rio Hondo. Take a left at the T and drive three miles to the visitor center. -From South Padre Island, take Highway 100 out of Port Isabel and exit right on FM 510 at Laguna Vista. Continue 5.4 miles to the Buena Vista Rd (Cameron County Airport). Take a right and continue approximately 7 miles to the visitor center. -From Brownsville, go north on Paredes Line Road (1847) through Los Fresnos to Highway 106. Take a right and go approximately 10 miles to the T. Take a left and drive 3 miles to the visitor center. Phone 956-748-3607 Activities AUTO TOURING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take

Lake Meredith National, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions There are several different ways to get to Lake Meredith. If you are coming from Amarillo, exit Loop 335 North, then exit Hwy 136 North to Fritch. Headquarters is located at 419 E. Broadway in Fritch. If coming from the North you can take 1913 from the Dumas Highway or 1913 from US 287. The airport in Amarillo is approximately 35 miles south of Lake Meredith if traveling by air. Rental cars are available. Phone (806) 857-3151 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Lake Meredith National Recreation Area Official Website Lake Meredith National Recreation Area Map Within the dry and windswept high plains of the Texas

Lake O’ The Pines, Texas Camping & Hiking

Phone (903) 665-2336 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds ALLEY CREEK CAMP BUCKHORN CREEK JOHNSON CREEK CAMP LAKESIDE DAY USE BRUSHY CREEK DAY USE JOHNSON CREEK DAY USE Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Lake O’ The Pines Website Big Cypress Marina Lake O’ The Pines Map Johnson Creek Marina Bullfrog Marina Lake O The Pines Motel and Marina Lake O’ the Pines includes about 18,700 acres of water and 9,000 acres of land located in the piney woods of Northeast Texas. The lake is located partially in Marion, Harrison, Upshur, Morris and Camp Counties. Recreation opportunities are numerous with camping, boating, fishing, hunting, watchable wildlife,

Lake Texoma, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions Fom Denison, TX, 5 miles northwest onTX 91. Phone (903) 465-4990 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds BUNCOMBE CREEK BURNS RUN EAST CANEY CREEK JOHNSON CREEK LAKESIDE (OK) PLATTER FLATS PRESTON BEND BURNS RUN WEST Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Lighthouse Marina & Resort Cedar Bayou Little Mineral Resort Flowing Wells Resort Alberta Creek Resort, Inc. Lake Texoma Photo Album Rock Creek Resort Big Mineral Camp Texoma Marina & Resort Newberry Creek Resort & Marina Grandpappy Point Marina Mill Creek Resort Buncombe Creek Resort Marina Willow Springs Resort Texoma Shores Cedar Mills Marina Little

Lavon Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions From Wylie, 3 miles east on TX 78, 1 mile north on county road. Phone (972) 442-3141 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds CLEAR LAKE (TX) EAST FORK (TX) LAVONIA LAKELAND PAVILION Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Lavon Lake Hunting Map Lavon Lake Photo Album Our Lands & Waters Foundation Lavon Lake Website East Fork Marina Lavon Lake Map Collin Park Marina The Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary in nearby McKinney features natural history exhibits and nature trails.

Lewisville Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions At Lewisville, east of I-35E. Phone (469) 645-9100 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds HICKORY CREEK WESTLAKE DAY USE Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Lewisville Lake Map East Hill Lewisville Lake Trail Map Lewisville Lake Photo Album Lakeview Marina Cottonwood Creek Marina Eagle Point Marina Lewisville Lake Website Just north of Dallas, popular Lewisville Lake is a 29,592 acre lake with unlimited outdoor recreation opportunities. Over 20 parks surround the lake and offer camping, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, boating, and golf.

Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions By car to National Park Headquarters and the Visitor Center in Johnson City: From Austin, take Highway 290 west. From San Antonio, take Highway 281 north. From Fredericksburg, take Highway 290 east. By car to the LBJ Ranch and LBJ State Park and Historic Site: From Johnson City, take Highway 290 fourteen miles west to the LBJ State Park. From Fredericksburg, take Highway 290 sixteen miles east to the LBJ State Park. The nearest major airports are in Austin and San Antonio. Phone (830) 868-7128 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park Official Website Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park Map —Lyndon Baines Johnson Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park tells the story

McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions McFaddin Refuge Headquarters: The business office for McFaddin is shared with Texas Point National Wildlife Refuge and is located on Hwy. 87, south of Sabine Pass. Both refuges are located along Highway 87 at the southeastern tip of Texas, near the Louisiana border. Refuge Complex Visitor Center: Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm. The public can get information and learn about the McFaddin, Anahuac and Texas Point National Wildlife Refuges at the Texas Chenier Plain Refuge™s visitor center located in Anahuac, Texas. Here, refuge staff and volunteers are available to provide maps and other information on all three refuges. The visitor center is approximately 50 miles west of Sabine Pass, between Baytown and Winnie, and is about two miles south of I-10 on FM 563. Phone 409-971-2909 Activities BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails

Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions The reserve is located in Aransas and Refugio counties, on the southeastern coast of Texas, approximately 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi. Phone 361-749-6779 Activities PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Mission-Aransas Reserve Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve Facebook page Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve Twitter page The Mission-Aransas Reserve is a large contiguous complex of wetland, terrestrial and marine environments named for the two river systems that flow into it. Located on the Texas Coastal Bend 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, the Reserve’s 185,708 acres is representative of Western Gulf estuaries. Its extensive public and private lands include coastal prairie, oak motte, riparian freshwater and salt marsh habitats.

Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions Directions to the Headquarters: From Muleshoe, Texas: Take Highway 214 south 20 miles. Go west on Caliche Road for 2.25 miles to refuge headquarters. From Morton, Texas: Take Highway 214 north 18 miles. Go west on Caliche Road 2.25 miles. Directions To the Refuge: From Muleshoe, take Highway 214 south 20 miles. Go west on Caliche Road for 2.25 miles to refuge headquarters. From Morton, take Highway 214 north 18 miles. Go west on Caliche Road 2.25 miles. Phone 806-946-3341 Activities AUTO TOURING, CAMPING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge Muleshoe NWR is the oldest national wildlife refuge in Texas. It was established by Executive Order on October 24, 1935.

National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, Texas Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds DOUBLE LAKE RECREATION AREA BOYKIN SPRINGS RECREATION AREA CAGLE RECREATION AREA RATCLIFF LAKE RECREATION AREA Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Neches Bluff Overlook: (936) 655-2299 TADRA Point: (940) 627-5475 234 Trailhead: (936) 344-6205 208 OHV Trailhead: (936) 344-6205 Big Creek Scenic Area Trailhead: (936) 344-6205 Northwest Trailhead: (936) 344-6205 Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas National Forests and Grasslands in Texas   The National Forests in Texas provide a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities! There are dozens of developed recreation areas and trailheads, offering camping experiences ranging from highly developed to primitive.  Camping is offered on a first-come, first-served basis in developed recreation areas, and some larger

Navarro Mills Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions From Corsicana, 20 miles southwest on TX 31, 1 mile north on FM 667. Phone (254) 578-1431 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds LIBERTY HILL (Navarro Mills Lake) OAK (Navarro Mills Lake) WOLF CREEK (Navarro Mills Lake) OAK PARK DAY USE PECAN POINT PARK (Navarro Mills Lake) Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Navarro Mills Lake Photo Album Navarro Mills Lake Hunting Map Navarro Mills Marina Navarro Mills Lake Website Navarro Mills Lake Map Navarro Mills Lake holds the state record white crappie at 4lbs 9 ounces.

O.C. Fisher Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions Adjacent to the western city limits of San Angelo, off FM 853 and Mercedes Avenue. Phone (325) 625-2322 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas O.C. Fisher Lake Website O.C. Fisher Reservoir was completed by the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1952 for flood control on the North Concho River. Most of O.C. Fisher is leased to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and is known as San Angelo State Park. It’s located adjacent to the City of San Angelo and is an oasis of quality outdoor recreation in an area of west Texas known as Concho Country.

Padre Island National Seashore, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions The National Seashore is located on North Padre Island, southeast of the city of Corpus Christi, Texas. Visitors to the area should head east through Corpus Christi on Highway 358. After crossing the JFK Causeway onto Padre Island, Highway 358 changes to Park Road 22. Continue about 10 miles south on Park Road 22 to reach the park entrance. Phone (361) 949-8068 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Padre Island National Seashore Official Website Padre Island National Seashore Map Padre Island National Seashore separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Laguna Madre, one of a few hypersaline lagoons in the world. The park protects 70 miles of coastline, dunes, prairies, and wind tidal flats teeming with life. It

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions The park is located on Brownsville’s north side, near the city of Los Fresnos. It is just north of the intersection of FM 1847 (Paredes Line Rd.) and FM 511/FM 550. Phone (956) 541-2785 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park Official Website Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park Map On May 8, 1846, United States and Mexican troops clashed on the prairie of Palo Alto. The battle was the first in a two-year long war that changed the map of North America. Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park preserves the site of this notable battle and provides an understanding of the causes, events,

Pat Mayse Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions From Paris, 15 miles north on US 271, 3 miles west on FM 906. Phone (903) 732-3020 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds PAT MAYSE WEST SANDERS COVE Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Pat Mayse Lake Photo Album Pat Mayse Lake Website Pat Mayse Lake is located in the Red River Basin in Lamar County, Texas. The damsite is on Sanders Creek (a tributary of the Red River) approximately one mile south of the town of Chicota, four miles northwest of Powderly and twelve miles north of Paris, Texas. Easy access to developed park areas has made the lake a mecca for families who enjoy camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing and other outdoor recreation. Pat

Proctor Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions From Comanche, 5 miles east on US 377, 2 miles north on FM 2861. Phone (254) 879-2424 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds COPPERAS CREEK PROMONTORY SOWELL CREEK Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Proctor Lake Hunting Map Proctor Lake Map Proctor Lake Photo Album Proctor Lake Website Located in historic territory of the Comanche Indians, Proctor Lake offers a wide variety of activities both on and off the water. Whether your ideal camping trip includes fishing in one of Texas’s hottest Hybrid Stripper and Crappie lakes or sghtseeing in the historic areas that surround the lake, Proctor Lake has something for everyone.

Ray Roberts Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions From Sanger, 5 miles east on FM 455. Phone (469) 645-9100 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Ray Roberts Lake Photo Album Ray Roberts Lake Website This 29,350-acre rural lake is just a few minutes from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and is a great place to get away from city life. Visitors can enjoy boating, fishing, camping, hiking, and horseback riding in several Texas State Parks. For more information and access to reservations at Texas State Parks, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake.

Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions Hwy 118 south from Alpine; Hwy 385 south from Marathon; FM 170 from Presidio through Study Butte. Phone (432) 477-2251 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River Official Website Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River Map It is an irresistible playground where unruly rapids check your skills as a canyon wren™s definitive call cascades down ancient limestone cliffs. Below the chasm, the canyon™s raw beauty dances across mirrored water. While the primal nature of the river stirs hunger for spirited adventure, the river is also an undulant ribbon of wetland corridor and, against all odds, the lifeblood of the desert.

Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions From Jasper, 15 miles northwest on TX 63, then east on TX 255. Phone (409) 384-5716 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds HANKS CREEK MILL CREEK (TEXAS) RAYBURN SAN AUGUSTINE TWIN DIKES EBENEZER PARK Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Sam Rayburn Marina Resort Shirley Creek Sam Rayburn Reservoir Map Sam Rayburn Reservoir Website Sam Rayburn Reservoir Photo Album Our Lands & Waters Foundation Powell Jackson Hill A 114,000-acre lake in the Big Thicket country of Texas, with native flora including orchids, insect-eating plants and scores of animal species. At 114,000+ acres, Sam Rayburn is the largest man-made lake located

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions Park Headquarter’s is located 4 miles south of downtown San Antonio. The four mission sites lay as a chain south of downtown. Mission Concepción is 3 miles, Mission San José and the park visitor center is 6 miles south, Mission San Juan is 3 miles south of San José, and Mission Espada lays another mile beyond. Written directions and GPS addresses can be found at the link below. Phone (210) 932-1001 Activities BIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Official Website San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Map After 10,000 years, the people of South Texas found their cultures, their very lives under attack. In the early 1700s Apache raided from the

San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions Refuge Field Office: From Houston, take 288 south to Lake Jackson, take FM 2004 southwest for seven miles. FM 2004 turns into FM 2611 at Jones Creek. Take FM 2611 south four miles to FM 2918. Go one mile south on FM 2918 to CR 306, then west on CR 306 one and a quarter mile to the refuge field office San Bernard Refuge entrance: The refuge entrance is located 2.15 miles southwest of the intersection of FM 2918 and CR 306 on CR 306, or 0.85 miles past the refuge field office. Texas Mid-coast Complex Office: From Houston, take 288 south to Lake Jackson, take FM 2004 southwest for seven miles. FM 2004 turns into FM 2611 at Jones Creek. Take FM 2611 south 7.6 miles to CR 316. The office entrance is located off of CR 316 just west of the intersection. Phone 979-849-7771 Activities AUTO TOURING,

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions Take Highway 83 to Alamo, turn south onto FM 907 for 7.5 miles. At Highway 281 (Old Military Highway) turn left and continue for about one quarter of a mile. The refuge is on the south side of the highway. Phone 956-784-7500 Activities AUTO TOURING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Step into a rare tropical world at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge. Spanish moss drips from trees. Noisy chachalacas welcome the morning dawn. A malachite butterfly flits from the shadows. The wildlife clientele is truly international here along the most southern stretch of the Rio Grande. Thanks to the foresight of those who succeeded in protecting the refuge in 1943,

Somerville Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions From Somerville, 1 mile west of TX 36. Phone (979) 596-1622 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds ROCKY CREEK (SOMERVILLE LAKE) YEGUA CREEK Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Somerville Lake Website Somerville Lake Photo Album Somerville Lake Hunting Map Big Creek Marina Somerville Lake Map Lake Somerville Marina & Campground Nearby points of interest include Bluebonnet Trails, Independence Day Trek and Salt Grass Trek.

Steinhagen Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions From Jasper, 15 miles west on US 190, then 5 miles south on FM 92. Phone (409) 429-3491 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds MAGNOLIA RIDGE SANDY CREEK BLUFFVIEW PARK Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Steinhagen Lake Website Steinhagen Lake Map Steinhagen Lake Trail Map Steinhagen Lake Photo Album Points of interest in this majestic “Big Thicket” region of Texas include four National Forests and an Indian Reservation.

Stillhouse Hollow Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions From Belton, 5 miles southwest on US 190, 4 miles left on FM 1670. Phone (254) 939-2461 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds DANA PEAK STILLHOUSE UNION GROVE Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Stillhouse Hollow Lake Website Stillhouse Hollow Lake Map Stillhouse Hollow Lake Trail Map Stillhouse Hollow Lake Photo Album Historical sites include the Stage Coach Inn in nearby Salado. Stillhouse Hollow Lake is located near the Fort Hood Army Base, which has several points of interest for the military buff. Tour Chalk Ride Falls Environmental Learning Center located below Stillhouse Hollow Dam. The Center includes a hiking trail along the Lampasas River,

Texas Point National Wildlife Refuge, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions The best way to get to the refuge is through Sabine Pass. Highway 87, washed out by coastal erosion, no longer connects High Island with the refuge. The refuge is located west of Sabine Pass on Highway 87. Phone 409-971-2909 Activities BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Bayous weave through a seemingly endless expanse of cordgrass, reptilian eyes at the water’s surface witness the ever-changing variety of waterfowl, and the call of the clapper rail reverberates through the marsh. For hundreds of years, many of the sights and sounds within this dynamic eco-system have gone untouched. Under the protective umbrella of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the hope and expectation is that they

Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge is located in Liberty County, TX, approximately 45 miles northeast of Houston and 45 miles west of Beaumont. The physical address is 601 FM 1011, Liberty, TX, 77575. Refuge Headquarters From Houston: Take I-10 east to TX-146 (Mont Belvieu exit). Go north on TX-HWY 146 for 16 miles to US 90. Turn right on US 90 and go six miles to Liberty. At Main St. (traffic light at McDonald’s), turn left and go 3.3 miles to FM 1011. Turn left and continue 0.6 miles. The office is on the left. From Beaumont: Take I-10 west to FM 563/Anahuac/Liberty exit. Turn right and go 17.4 miles. Turn left on US 90 and go 0.8 miles to Main Street (traffic light at McDonalds). Turn right and go 3.3 miles to FM 1011. Turn left and continue 0.6 miles. The office is located on the left. Phone

Truscott Brine Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Phone (940) 474-3293 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Truscott Brine Lake Website NULL

Waco Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions From IH 35, west on Texas 6. Exit either end of Twin Bridges. From IH 35 , West on Loop 340 and turn right on Steinbeck Bend Road, Turn right on Skeet Eason Road Office to left and Airport Park is on left. Phone (254) 756-5359 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds AIRPORT PARK MIDWAY REYNOLDS CREEK SPEEGLEVILLE PARK TWIN BRIDGES GROUP SHELTER AIRPORT BEACH SHELTER Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Waco Lake Photo Album Waco Marina Waco Lake Website Waco Lake Map The largest lake in the United States to be located entirely within a single

Waco Mammoth National Monument, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-35 North, take exit 339 and head west on Lake Shore Drive. Turn right on Steinbeck Bend Drive and travel 1.5 miles to the Monument. From I-35 South, take exit 335C and head northwest on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Continue straight onto Steinbeck Bend Drive and travel 1.5 miles to the Monument. The Monument is easily accessible via personal vehicle, bus, or motor home. Phone (254) 750-7946 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Waco Mammoth National Monument Official Website Waco Mammoth National Monument Map Standing as tall as 14 feet and weighing 20,000 pounds, Columbian mammoths roamed across what is present-day Texas thousands of years ago. Today, the fossil specimens represent the nation’s first and only

Wallisville Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Phone (409) 389-2285 Activities BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Wallisville Lake Photo Album Wallisville Lake Website NULL

Whitney Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions Located in the Praires and Lakes region of Texas, Whitney Lake is 65 miles south of Ft. Worth and 35 miles north of Waco on the Brazos River. Phone (254) 622-3332 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds CEDRON CREEK LOFERS BEND EAST MCCOWN VALLEY PLOWMAN CREEK KIMBALL BEND PARK LOFERS BEND WEST LOFERS BEND DAY USE (TX) Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Chisholm Trail Park Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Juniper Cove Marina Whitney Lake Website Harbor Master Marina Facebook Uncle Gus’ Marina Whitney Lake Map Whitney Lake Photo Album Lakeside Village Marina There are 10 Corps of Engineers parks, one state park,

Wright Patman Lake, Texas Camping & Hiking

Directions From Texarkana, 9 miles south on U.S. Hwy. 59. Phone (903) 838-8781 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Texas Campgrounds CLEAR SPRING PINEY POINT ROCKY POINT(WRIGHT PATMAN DAM) MALDEN LAKE CAMPGROUND OAK PARK (WRIGHT PATMAN LAKE) NORTH SHORE Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Texas Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Texas Recreation Areas Wright Patman Lake Website Wright Patman Lake Hunting Map Kelly Creek Marina Wright Patman Lake Photo Album Wright Patman Lake Map Wright Patman Lake is located in the beautiful piney woods of northeast Texas. The lake includes about 30,000 surface acres of water and 50,000 acres of land. Numerous recreational opportunities are available including camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, hunting, and