Introduction to Texas state parks

Some generalities about Texas state parks, known for trails, mountains, etc, then list them out.


Daingerfield State Park water view

Daingerfield State Park

Park Address: 455 Park Rd 17, Daingerfield, TX 75638

Park Description: The park offers picnicking; camping; boating (5 MPH speed limit); fishing; swimming in an unsupervised swimming area; hiking; and nature study.

Popular Park Sites: Dogwood Loop Trail, East Texas Pineywoods, Mountain View Trail, Big Pine Camping Area, Mountain, Dangerfield State Park Lake, Rusting Leaves Trail, Interpretive Center.

Daingerfield State Park Visitors Guide


Colorado Bend State Park waterfall

Colorado Bend State Park

Park Address: 2236 Park Hill Dr, Bend, TX 76824

Park Description: It is representative of the karst features typically seen in the Hill Country, with many sinkholes, caves, and springs.

Popular Park Sites: Spicewood Springs Creek, Scenic Overlook, Gorman Spring, Gorman Falls, Dogleg Canyon View, River Overlook, Windmill Trail, Tie Slide Trail, Dry Creek Junction, Lively Loop, Lemons Ridge Pass, Cedar Chopper Loop, Tinaja Trail, Tinaja Bedrock Depression

Colorado Bend State Park Visitors Guide


Brazos Bend State Park white Swan in water

Brazos Bend State Park

Park Address: 21901 Farm to Market Rd 762, Needville, TX 77461

Park Description: The park is a haven for a diverse mix of native wildlife and plants covering an equally diverse range of ecosystems.

Popular Park Sites: George Observatory, Elm Lake Loop, Red Buckeye Trail, Pilant Slough Trail, 40 Acre Lake Trail, 

Brazos Bend State Park Visitors Guide


Brazos Bend State Park dirt road

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Park Address: 11450 State Hwy Park Rd 5, Canyon, TX 79015

Park Description: As the second-largest canyon in the United States, it is roughly 120 mi long and has an average width of 6 mi, but reaches a width of 20 mi at places

Palo Duro Canyon State Park Visitors Guide 

Big Bend Ranch State Park Park Sign

Big Bend Ranch State Park 

Park Address: 1900 South Saucedo, Presidio, TX 79845

Park Description: It is the largest state park in Texas, and is home to Madrid Falls, the second highest waterfall in Texas.

Popular Park Sites: Madrid Falls, Cinco Tinajas Trail, Puerta Chilicote Trailhead, Fresno Canyon, Cerro Chilicote Loop, River Road, West Contrabando Trailhead, Big Hill, Hoodoos, Rio Grande, Barton Warnock Visitor Center, Sauceda Ranger Station.

Big Bend Ranch State Park Visitors Guide

Garner State Park Frio River

Garner State Park 

Park Address: 234 RR 1050, Concan, TX 78838

Park Description: The park is popular with campers and local residents for its activities on the Frio River and the dances held nightly during the spring and summer.

Popular Park Sites: Frio River, East Texas Woods, Old Baldy Summit Trail, Garner State Park Mini Golf Course, Bald Cypress Groves.

Garner State Park Visitors Guide