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.
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.
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.
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.