Where to find wide-open skies—or a big telescope—if you live in the big city or in the eastern half of the state.
Out of more than half a million acres of state parks and natural areas, we’ve chosen the ten best trips—where to camp, what to do, and what to look for when you head to the nearest town
Our outdoors guru on exploring the state’s parks, getting lost, and being next to alligators.
Nothing marks an expert camper more than a mastery of the essential skills, so study up on these backwoods tricks before your next expedition.
How I learned to (sort of) love camping.
Even more camping suggestions, from El Paso's Franklin Mountains to Caddo Lake in East Texas.
This month, a ragtag group of wanderers will descend on Hueco Tanks state park in West Texas, where they’ll spend their nights hanging out and their days hanging on to the most challenging boulders around.
Why Texans don‘t get the parks they pay for.