Set to open later this year, it'll give North Texans 4,871 scenic acres to roam.
This peaceful spot near Houston is perfect for families, history buffs, and first-time campers.
This slice of Hill Country heaven offers ample opportunity for fun, as long as Mother Nature is in the right mood.
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.
At Lost Maples State Natural Area, the trees put on a spectacular show every autumn.
A handy guide to which of our beaches, lakes, rivers, creeks, swimming holes, and swimming pools are and aren’t open.
The northeast Texas oasis among the pines reminds us of happier summers while providing needed respite now.
Rough it—or not—and make sure to get some barbecue.
Plus, Tina Lawson's Instagram and an especially comforting cookie.
Spending time outdoors is good for mental health. But as COVID-19 spreads in Texas, officials and citizens are grappling with whether, and how, we can enjoy public parks.
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.
After an eventful first year as superintendent, Bob Krumenaker has a vision for the park’s future as it celebrates its 75th anniversary.
The park offers quiet coastland and abundant wildlife, and feels like a defiant bulwark against some very particular cares of urban life.
This spring, I revisited this sparkling West Texas gem after its long closure—and I’m glad I did.
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.
To reap the rewards of paddling this remote, dangerous waterway, you don’t have to sell your soul. You simply need to respect its power. And be prepared.
Volunteers and others step in to help maintain Big Bend, the San Antonio missions, and other beloved sites, but fears about lasting damage grow as the impasse drags on.
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.
Despite threats to its survival over the years, the picturesque and petite park goes with the flow, just like its namesake river.
Where to eat, drink, and play once you venture outside the park.
For hundreds of years man—from the Comanche to the backpacker—has tried to conquer Big Bend. Still, it remains wild, stark, and pristine.
You don’t need to travel to Vermont to see fall splendor. Discover it in the Guadalupe Mountains, Texas’ undiscovered national park.
It may be more than 800,000 acres, but you can easily cut Big Bend down to size. Here’s how.
Brownsville’s Sabal Palm Grove has it made in the shade.
A summer guide to the coolest place in Texas: the Davis Mountains.
In 1541 Coronado and his troops stumbled upon a huge canyon in the midst of grassy plains and gazed upon it with awe. Journeying down into Palo Duro Canyon on mules 443 years later, I began to understand why.
Across the Panhandle stretches a thin red line that divides doughty plains dwellers from Texas’ lesser changed.
Of canyons, creeks, and craters: the Big Bend as few have seen it.
This answers every question about getting married outdoors buy why.