Make Plans to Enjoy the Texas Outdoors

Susan Griswold from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept
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The weather is warming up, the wildflowers are beginning to bloom, and the birds are singing. So now is the perfect time to begin planning your next state park getaway. Make it easy with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s app, the Texas State Parks Official Guide.

The app lets you search for parks by activities or types of facilities and even offers photos and videos of each park. You can also use a map to find a park near you and get driving directions. Watch this video to see the how it works.

1. Find your perfect parksmartphone showing outdoor app

  • Search for parks by activities like hiking or swimming.
  • Find parks with cabins, lodges, shelters, RV sites, or tent camping sites.
  • Search for amenities like boat ramps or dump stations.
  • Use the in-app map to locate parks near you.

2. Discover more

  • Learn about events and activities offered at the park.
  • See photos, videos and virtual tours.
  • View detailed facility maps for each park.
  • Download trail maps for hiking, biking and equestrian.
  • Create a list of your favorite parks.

3. Getaway!

  • Use in-app dialing to make reservations or call a park.
  • Get driving directions from your current location.
  • Get up-to-date park advisories.

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