May’s Activity Of The Month: Picnicking
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.
And please remember to keep your parks beautiful by following the Leave No Trace principles.
- Food and beverage, ice chest
- Tablecloth, utensils, plates
- Blanket or lawn chairs
- Weather-appropriate clothing
- Texas Geocache Challenge
- Outdoor Kids Journal
- Neighborhood Fishin’ Program
- Animal Trackers
- Ranger Talks