Texas State Parks Checklist

In case you haven’t heard, Texas is big, y’all! I’d like to visit every Texas State Park. :)

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Click on the park names below to visit that blog post and to see pictures from some of the parks we’ve visited. If there’s more than one post for that park, the extra links are in parentheses next to it. Some of the places were visited before I had this blog so I’ll go back and post pictures from them as I have time … or if I have writer’s block that week. The list was taken from the State Park Guide on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website but I consolidated parks with more than one unit or that are at the same location. For example, Choke Canyon State Park’s Caliham and South Shore units are counted as just one state park, as well as Battleship Texas and San Jacinto Battleground, etc. Also, not all of the parks or historical sites allow overnight stays so it’s not all about camping but I’m keeping them on the list to keep things challenging. As I’m writing this, it looks like I’ve been to 21 so far. That’s so many! ***UPDATE 03/01/18 I’m up to 64 out of 93!*** On the other hand, it’s not really that many since I have 71 to go. The panhandle and east Texas ones are hard to get to. They take extra planning and extra days for travel. To give you an idea, our Caprock Canyons trip was supposed to be 9 hours without traffic. I think we made it home in 11? Seriously, you can drive in Texas for forever.

I’ve come a long way but I’m still a long ways away. Say that three times fast. Looking forward to each and every one!

Visited

  1. Abilene SP
  2. Atlanta SP
  3. Bastrop SP AKA the place we got married! (anniversary) (volunteer tree planting 2014)
  4. Battleship Texas & San Jacinto Battleground & Monument SHS
  5. Big Spring SP
  6. Blanco SP
  7. Bonham SP
  8. Brazos Bend SP (my first hike in the rain!)
  9. Buescher SP
  10. Caddo Lake SP
  11. Caprock Canyons SP & TW (We didn’t do the TW but did do LOTS of hiking)
  12. Cedar Hill SP
  13. Cleburne SP
  14. Colorado Bend SP
  15. Cooper Lake SP
  16. Copper Breaks SP
  17. Daingerfield SP
  18. Dinosaur Valley SP
  19. Eisenhower SP
  20. Enchanted Rock SNA (2016, 2017-04, 2017-10)
  21. Fairfield Lake SP
  22. Fort Boggy SP
  23. Fort Parker SP
  24. Fort Richardson SP, SHS & TW
  25. Galveston Island SP
  26. Garner SP
  27. Government Canyon SNA
  28. Guadalupe River SP
  29. Hill Country SNA
  30. Huntsville SP
  31. Inks Lake SP
  32. Lake Arrowhead SP
  33. Lake Bob Sandlin SP
  34. Lake Brownwood SP
  35. Lake Colorado City SP
  36. Lake Livingston SP
  37. Lake Mineral Wells SP & TW
  38. Lake Somerville SP & TW
  39. Lake Tawakoni SP
  40. Lake Whitney SP
  41. Longhorn Cavern SP
  42. Lost Maples SNA
  43. Lyndon B. Johnson SP & SHS
  44. Martin Creek Lake SP
  45. Martin Dies, Jr. SP
  46. McKinney Falls SP (2nd visit)
  47. Meridian SP
  48. Mission Tejas SP
  49. Mother Neff SP
  50. Mustang Island SP (extra blog w/videos of crabs and clams)
  51. Old Tunnel SP
  52. Palmetto SP
  53. Palo Duro Canyon SP (canyon bottom, canyon rim)
  54. Pedernales Falls SP
  55. Possum Kingdom SP
  56. Purtis Creek SP
  57. Ray Roberts Lake SP
  58. Sea Rim SP (2nd visit)
  59. Sheldon Lake SP
  60. South Llano River SP
  61. Stephen F. Austin SP
  62. Tyler SP
  63. Village Creek SP
  64. Washington-on-the-Brazos SHS

Not Visited (Yet!)

  1. Balmorhea SP
  2. Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley SP
  3. Big Bend Ranch SP & Barton Warnock VC
  4. Choke Canyon SP
  5. Davis Mountains SP
  6. Devil’s River SNA
  7. Devil’s Sinkhole SNA
  8. Estero Llano Grande SP
  9. Falcon SP
  10. Fanthorp Inn SHS
  11. Fort Leaton SHS
  12. Franklin Mountains SP
  13. Goliad SP
  14. Goose Island SP
  15. Honey Creek SNA
  16. Hueco Tanks SP & SHS
  17. Indian Lodge
  18. Kickapoo Cavern SP
  19. Lake Casa Blanca International SP
  20. Lake Corpus Christi SP
  21. Lipantitlan SHS
  22. Lockhart SP
  23. Monahans Sandhills SP
  24. Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery SHS
  25. Port Isabel Lighthouse SHS
  26. Resaca de la Palma SP
  27. San Angelo SP
  28. Seminole Canyon SP & SHS
  29. Wyler Aerial Tramway
 (SP = state park, SHS = state historic site, SNA = state natural area, TW = trailway, VC = visitor center)
***I should’ve found a way to copy and paste but I had fun typing everything out. If you notice something missing or misspelled please let me know. Thanks!***
McKinney Falls sign

I used to make them take pictures with every sign but they were always the fakest of the smiles so I stopped. Fakers!

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