At Lost Maples State Natural Area, the trees put on a spectacular show every autumn.
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.
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).
The park features hidden caves, dramatic waterfalls, and sparkling springs.
The park offers quiet coastland and abundant wildlife, and feels like a defiant bulwark against some very particular cares of urban life.
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.
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.