Texas State Parks Checklist

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


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! 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!


  1. Bastrop SP AKA the place we got married! (anniversary) (volunteer tree planting 2014)
  2. Battleship Texas & San Jacinto Battleground & Monument SHS
  3. Brazos Bend SP (my first hike in the rain!)
  4. Buescher SP
  5. Caprock Canyons SP & TW (We didn’t do the TW but did do LOTS of hiking)
  6. Colorado Bend SP
  7. Dinosaur Valley SP
  8. Enchanted Rock SNA (2016, 2017-04, 2017-10)
  9. Fort Parker SP
  10. Galveston Island SP
  11. Garner SP
  12. Government Canyon SNA
  13. Guadalupe River SP
  14. Hill Country SNA
  15. Huntsville SP
  16. Inks Lake SP
  17. Lake Arrowhead SP
  18. Lake Somerville SP & TW
  19. Lost Maples SNA
  20. Martin Dies, Jr. SP
  21. McKinney Falls SP (2nd visit)
  22. Mother Neff SP
  23. Mustang Island SP (extra blog w/videos of crabs and clams)
  24. Palmetto SP
  25. Pedernales Falls SP
  26. Sea Rim SP (2nd visit)
  27. South Llano River SP
  28. Stephen F. Austin SP
  29. Village Creek SP
  30. Washington-on-the-Brazos SHS

Not Visited (Yet!)

  1. Abilene SP
  2. Atlanta SP
  3. Balmorhea SP
  4. Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley SP
  5. Big Bend Ranch SP & Barton Warnock VC
  6. Big Spring SP
  7. Blanco SP
  8. Bonham SP
  9. Caddo Lake SP
  10. Cedar Hills SP
  11. Choke Canyon SP
  12. Cleburne SP
  13. Cooper Lake SP
  14. Copper Breaks SP
  15. Daingerfield SP
  16. Davis Mountains SP
  17. Devil’s River SNA
  18. Devil’s Sinkhole SNA
  19. Eisenhower SP
  20. Estero Llano Grande SP
  21. Fairfield Lake SP
  22. Falcon SP
  23. Fanthorp Inn SHS
  24. Fort Boggy SP
  25. Fort Leaton SHS
  26. Fort Richardson SP, SHS & TW
  27. Franklin Mountains SP
  28. Goliad SP
  29. Goose Island SP
  30. Honey Creek SNA
  31. Hueco Tanks SP & SHS
  32. Indian Lodge
  33. Kickapoo Cavern SP
  34. Lake Bob Sandlin SP
  35. Lake Brownwood SP
  36. Lake Casa Blanca International SP
  37. Lake Colorado City SP
  38. Lake Corpus Christi SP
  39. Lake Livingston SP
  40. Lake Mineral Wells SP & TW
  41. Lake Tawakoni SP
  42. Lake Whitney SP
  43. Lipantitlan SHS
  44. Lockhart SP
  45. Longhorn Cavern SP
  46. Lyndon B. Johnson SP & SHS
  47. Martin Creek Lake SP
  48. Meridian SP
  49. Mission Tejas SP
  50. Monahans Sandhills SP
  51. Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery SHS
  52. Old Tunnel SP
  53. Palo Duro Canyon SP
  54. Port Isabel Lighthouse SHS
  55. Possum Kingdom SP
  56. Purtis Creek SP
  57. Ray Roberts Lake SP
  58. Resaca de la Palma SP
  59. San Angelo SP
  60. Seminole Canyon SP & SHS
  61. Sheldon Lake SP
  62. Tyler SP
  63. 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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