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Cleburne State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Cleburne, TX 76033 (136.025 miles)

Cleburne State Park is a 528-acre park that encompasses a lively 116-acre, spring-fed lake. A small earthen dam impounds the park's 116-acre lake, with a beautiful masonry, three-level spillway, and then cleared a three-mile-long scenic roadway around the lake. Cleburne State Park mountain bike trails offer 5.5 miles of beautiful scenery with a variety of challenges for all experience levels. Fishing and boating the clear blue waters of Cedar Lake is a wonderful way to spend the day with your family. Boats may not create any wake on this lake and personal watercraft is not allowed.

Official Website: Cleburne State Park

Matagorda Island Fishing Hunting

Bay City, TX 77414 (147.057 miles)

The Matagorda Island consists of 56,688 acres of offshore barrier island and bayside marshes which is operated as a wildlife management area. The island is 38 miles long and varies in width from less than a mile to about four and a half miles. The island supports a wide variety of migratory birds, some 19 state or federally listed threatened or endangered species, a large herd of white-tailed deer, alligators and other wildlife. Activities include salt-water fishing, hunting, birding, picnicking and historical interpretation. A lighthouse dating from 1852 still stands at the north end of the island.

Official Website: Matagorda Island

Choke Canyon State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Calliham, TX 78007 (147.638 miles)

Choke Canyon State Park, consisting of two units, South Shore and Calliham, is located on 26,000-acre Choke Canyon Reservoir, contains 1100 acres. The South Shore Unit contains 385. The South Shore Unit is a day-use only park and offers boating, fishing, picnicking, wildlife viewing and birding. The Calliham Unit offers camping, picnicking, boating, hiking, wildlife viewing, birding, fishing, lake beach and softball and volleyball areas. Day use equestrian is allowed in the North Shore Equestrian Area on Saturday's and Sunday's.

Official Website: Choke Canyon State Park

Mission Tejas State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Grapeland, TX 75844 (154.242 miles)

Mission Tejas State Park is a 363.5-acre park. Activities include camping; picnicking; hiking; and fishing. A pond located near the picnic area offers an excellent opportunity to explore aquatic life and fish. Hiking and nature trails provide access to the natural beauty of the east Texas Pineywoods. The park was built as a commemorative representation of Mission San Francisco de los Tejas, the first Spanish mission in the province of Texas, which was established in 1690. Also in the park is the restored Rice Family Log Home, built in 1828 and restored in 1974.

Official Website: Mission Tejas State Park

Cedar Hill State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Cedar Hill, TX 75104 (158.467 miles)

A 1,826 acre nature preserve located on the 7500 acre Joe Pool Reservoir. Penn Farm Agricultural History Center pays tribute to the family farm and a glimpse into agrarian history as farm machinery took the place of the horse and mule. Features two lighted fishing jetties and a perch pond. Lake fishing includes largemouth black bass, crappie and catfish. The park has a gravel swimming beach surrounded by picnic tables with grills. Two concrete four-lane boat ramps welcome our boating enthusiast. Over 1200 acres of prime mountain bike landscape are crisscrossed with 15 miles of intense riding.

Official Website: Cedar Hill State Park

Lake Corpus Christi State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Mathis, TX 78368 (159.706 miles)

Lake Corpus Christi State Park is a 356-acre park. This 21,000-acre lake was formed by damming the Nueces River. The present site of Lake Corpus Christi State Park overlooks an impoundment of the Nueces River, which was a the disputed boundary between Texas and Mexico after the Texas Revolution. The Rio Grande became the boundary at the end of the war between the two nations, officially making this area a part of Texas. Activities are camping; picnicking; boating; water skiing; fishing; swimming; bird watching; and hiking.

Official Website: Lake Corpus Christi State Park

Sheldon Lake State Park Hiking Fishing Boating

Houston, TX 77049 (160.494 miles)

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center is a 2,800 acre outdoor education and recreation facility. The park is split into two units: Sheldon Lake and the Environmental Learning Center. The reservoir levees encompass 1,200 acres, of which 800 are permanently inundated and 400 acres are marsh and swampland. Primary activities at the Lake Unit are fishing, and wildlife observation. Sheldon Lake is open everyday to fishing and boating. Bank fishing is permitted year round from three T-piers. Activities at the Environmental Learning Center include group programming, birding, wildlife/nature study and fishing for children.

Official Website: Sheldon Lake State Park

Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge

Angelton, TX 77515 (163.626 miles)

Three national wildlife refuges - Brazoria, San Bernard and Big Boggy - form a vital complex of coastal wetlands. They serve as an end point of the Central Flyway for waterfowl in winter, and an entry point for neotropical migratory songbirds from Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Near Greater Houston, the refuge complex offers haven for both wildlife and people. For wildlife, the expanse of salt and freshwater marshes, sloughs, ponds, coastal prairies, and bottomland forest represent feasting and lodging for all or part of the year. For people, these vestiges of wild Texas offer exceptional wildlife watching.

Official Website: Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge

San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge

Angelton, TX 77515 (163.626 miles)

Gaze across the rippling marshes and ponds of San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge and it's easy to imagine Texas as it was before settlement. Clouds of snow geese in winter or a warbler "fallout" in spring further convince any visitor that they have stepped back into earliest Texas. Less than half of the refuge is open to the public, leaving a vast landscape was wildlife sanctuary. Yet, a drive on the 3-mile auto tour or hike on one of the three hiking trails can take up a full day's worth of wildlife watching.

Official Website: San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge

Possum Kingdom State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Caddo, TX 76429 (166.246 miles)

Possum Kingdom State Park, west of Mineral Wells in Palo Pinto County, is 1528.7 acres adjacent to Possum Kingdom Lake. Some of the rock facilities at the park were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the early 1940s. The area was acquired by deed from the Brazos River Authority in 1940 and was opened to the public in 1950. Activities include camping, picnicking, lake swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, nature study, boating, and water skiing.

Official Website: Possum Kingdom State Park