The area has lots of options for pre- and post-float fun. Here are a few places worth adding to your itinerary.
In the heart of hard desert country, this welcome refuge features hiking, breathtaking vistas, and proximity to must-visit West Texas attractions.
With Davis Mountains State Park as your home base, you can find a lot to explore in the area.
The northeast Texas oasis among the pines reminds us of happier summers while providing needed respite now.
Outside Bentsen, watch butterflies, dance, and light a candle or two.
Just along the Texas–Mexico border, this fragile oasis attracts hundreds of birds (and those who watch them).
Make sure to stop for camping essentials on the way in. And maybe a burger or pizza.
The park features hidden caves, dramatic waterfalls, and sparkling springs.
Luling, Gonzales, and the park itself provide lots of fun options.
At this tropical, mystical park, you’ll find animals and plants unlike anything else in Texas.
Choose from campsites, a bunkhouse, or a luxury resort. (And ¡Viva Terlingua!)
The untouched vastness of the largest state park in Texas makes you feel like you’re exploring a whole other world.
There are certain dishes that every good Texan knows and loves. But do you really know how to grill a flawless ribeye? Season that cast-iron skillet in your cupboard? Make sure your dough rises? We asked experts around the state to share some how-tos and a few recipes that will