May’s Activity Of The Month: Picnicking

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(credit: Texas Parks & Wildlife)

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Whether you relax on a blanket, sit at a picnic table or cook outdoors on an open grill — food just tastes better outside!

Find a park near you and start planning your picnic. How about a special picnic for Mother’s Day on May 12? Texas State Parks offer picnic tables in some of the most beautiful places in the state — next to rivers, lakes, historic structures, beaches and more. You can even put on a Texas-sized picnic in a group pavilion. To reserve a picnic pavilion or area, call 512-389-8900.

Looking for some scrumptious, easy-to-make picnic recipes for your next outing? Texas State Parks has teamed up with the Texas Department of Agriculture, the Texas Beef Council and our food-blogging friends to bring you 28 special recipes in the following categories: romantic, kid-friendly, family gatherings and outdoor cooking. And if you need a little inspiration or help planning your picnic menu, visit Texas State Park’s Pinterest board.

cover Mays Activity Of The Month: PicnickingFind some of the primo picnic spots for a picnic any time of the year in this article in Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine. Find 22 Texas State Parks and natural areas in the DFW area for your picnic.

And please remember to keep your parks beautiful by following the Leave No Trace principles.

What To Bring:
  • Food and beverage, ice chest
  • Tablecloth, utensils, plates
  • Blanket or lawn chairs
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Sunscreen
Outdoor Fun For Kids:

What Experts Say About The Benefits Of Nature Play

Remember, Pack Out What You Bring In: Leave No Trace!

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