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Mother Neff State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Moody, TX 76557 (63.958 miles)

Mother Neff State Park is the first official state park in Texas. It is named for Mrs. Isabella Eleanor (Mother) Neff who donated six acres of land along the Leon River in 1916 which became the first park site. Her son was Texas Governor Pat M. Neff, who served as Governor from 1921 to 1925. The park contains 259 acres. An excavation in 1935 unearthed three Indian graves and many artifacts. The main activities are camping, hiking, picnicking, fishing from the river bank, and wildlife observation.

Official Website: Mother Neff State Park

Palmetto State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Gonzales, TX 78629 (64.220 miles)

Palmetto State Park, 270.3 acres, named for the tropical Dwarf Palmetto plant found there, is located in Gonzales County, northwest of Gonzales and southeast of Luling. The park abuts the San Marcos River and also has a 4-acre oxbow lake. The land was acquired by deeds from private owners and the City of Gonzales in 1934 - 1936 and was opened in 1936. The beautiful stone buildings in the park were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the 1930s. Activities include camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, birding, nature study, pedal boat and canoe rentals, swimming, tubing, and canoeing.

Official Website: Palmetto State Park

Colorado Bend State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Bend, TX 76824 (64.640 miles)

Colorado Bend State Park, a 5328.3-acre facility is located above Lake Buchanan. The park currently offers the outdoor enthusiast access to primitive camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, mountain biking, birding, and nature watching, and guided tours. The park has 15.8 miles of hiking trails and 14 miles of mountain bike trails. When Lake Buchanan is near normal levels, the river is navigable from the park's boat ramp all the way to the lake, approximately 10 miles. This is a trip on slow moving water through the beautiful canyon lands of the Colorado.

Official Website: Colorado Bend State Park

Lake Somerville State Park & Trailway Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Somerville, TX 77879 (70.657 miles)

Lake Somerville State Park and Trailway offers a multitude of recreational opportunities. The extensive Lake Somerville Trailway links the Birch Creek unit to the Nails Creek unit. Both units offer a multitude of recreational opportunities such as camping, picnicking, boating, fishing; hiking and biking, volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, backpacking, and equestrian. More than 20 miles of trail are open to hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians affording visitors the opportunity to exercise and enjoy the beauty of the parks. Water lovers can enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, and skiing on Lake Somerville.

Official Website: Lake Somerville State Park & Trailway

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Hiking Camping Biking

Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (80.945 miles)

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area consists of 1643.5 acres on Big Sandy Creek. The Rock is a huge, pink granite exfoliation dome, that rises 425 feet above ground, 1825 feet above sea level, and covers 640 acres. It is one of the largest batholiths (underground rock formation uncovered by erosion) in the United States. Visitors can enjoy primitive backpacking, camping, hiking, technical and rock climbing, picnicking, geological study, bird watching, and star gazing.

Official Website: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Meridian State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Meridian, TX 76665 (105.327 miles)

Hidden away in the wooded hills northwest of Waco lies Meridian State Park, a haven for nature lovers and fishing enthusiasts. The park's 72-acre lake offers fishing in addition to swimming, and no-wake boating. A hiking trail encircling Lake Meridian features limestone outcroppings with fossils, a scenic overlook and aquatic vegetation. Birdwatching is excellent and there is a good chance of seeing the rare Golden-cheeked Warbler. Meridian State Parkis a 505.4-acre park. A rock and earthen dam was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) on Bee Creek to form the park's 72-acre lake.

Official Website: Meridian State Park

Stephen F. Austin State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

San Felipe, TX 77473 (107.963 miles)

Stephen F. Austin State Park is located on the Brazos River, near the old ferry site and a part of the Commercio Plaza de San Felipe. It was here Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas," brought the first 297 families to colonize Texas under a contract with the Mexican Government. Nestled on the banks of the Brazos River, Stephen F. Austin State Park provides the opportunity to get up close to nature. Several species of flora and fauna call the park home. Activities include picnicking, camping, fishing, hiking, and nature and historical tours.

Official Website: Stephen F. Austin State Park

Lake Whitney State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Whitney, TX 76692 (110.082 miles)

The 955-acre Lake Whitney State Park is along the east shore of Lake Whitney. The park is located on Lake Whitney near ruins of Towash, an early Texas settlement inundated by Lake Whitney. Towash Village was named for the chief of Hainai Indians, who moved into the area in 1835. Activities include camping; hiking; mountain biking; picnicking; boating; fishing; swimming; scuba diving; water skiing; nature study; and excellent birding.

Official Website: Lake Whitney State Park

Lake Brownwood State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Lake Brownwood, TX 76801 (114.314 miles)

Lake Brownwood State Park is 537.5 acres near the geographical center of Texas, the park is situated on Lake Brownwood, a 7300-surface-acre reservoir created by damming Pecan Bayou, which is a tributary of the Colorado River. Activities are picnicking; camping; hiking (2.5 miles of hiking trails and a .5-mile nature trail.); boating (motors allowed); water skiing (jet skis allowed); fishing; nature study; swimming (in an unsupervised swimming area); and bird watching.

Official Website: Lake Brownwood State Park

Goliad State Park & Historic Site Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Goliad, TX 77963 (115.376 miles)

Goliad State Park is 188.3 acres. Activities include camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, boating, swimming, nature study, and historical study. A wonderful opportunity to experience a blending of natural and cultural resources awaits visitors to Goliad State Park. Situated within three ecological zones and located on the San Antonio River, the park offers a variety of flora and fauna blending with tangible remains of Texas history and culture.

Official Website: Goliad State Park & Historic Site