Texas Parks & Wildlife
Whether you relax on a blanket, sit at a picnic table or cook outdoors on an open grill — food just tastes better outside!
April is a great time to get outdoors with your family, and birding is an activity that the whole family can enjoy — even while hiking, biking or picnicking.
Visiting a state park offers plenty of opportunities for amazing photographs and outdoor family fun.
This month, take your family biking in a Texas State Park! Ride together along shaded creeks, limestone bluffs and stream beds while pedaling through prairies, deserts, fields or forests.
Texas might have to close 20 of its 95 state parks unless the Legislature approves $18.9 million in additional funding, wildlife officials said.
This month, take your family hiking! You can try a night hike, a nature hike, an easy hike along a tree-shaded river, or a hike back in time.
Bringing your family gathering outside this holiday season is easier than ever. That’s because 70 state parks throughout Texas offer group facilities, from dining and recreation halls to group bunkhouses and open-air pavillions.
Months after they’ve left the normally manicured neighborhood along Tanglewood Trail in Fort Worth, you can still see the clusters of abandoned egret nests in the high branches of the old trees. And landscaping in the shade of the trees still won’t grow because of the birds’ droppings.
Camping is a great way to connect with nature and your loved ones. Whether it’s stargazing, s’mores and stories around the campfire or encounters with night owls, crickets and other wildlife, you’ll be sure to bond over your experiences.
Make history this month at Texas State Parks. From rock art sites to historic structures, missions, military frontier forts or pioneer farms, history is better outside!
CBS 11 News and Texas Country Reporter recently explored the trails in and around Caprock Canyons State Park, where some old railroad routes now make the best biking trails.
Go on a treasure hunt the whole family can enjoy — geocaching! Geocaching takes your child’s love for technology into the great outdoors.