State Parks 24 results

Falling for Fall at Lost Maples State Natural Area

Brandon and I finally got to experience Fall and all its orange and red glory on a camping trip to Lost Maples State Natural Area a few ...

The Great Outdoors in Austin’s Backyard

One of the things I love about living in Austin is our proximity to the great outdoors. I can scratch the outdoor itch just about any time ...

Big Bend at the Bullock Texas State History Museum

An AIR CONDITIONED way to enjoy nature in the middle of Texas heat?! Sign me up. As much as I am a proponent of getting outdoors, I am not ...

Gorgeous Photos of Enchanted Rock at Sunrise

Enchanted Rock is arguably one of the most unique places to visit in Texas. A large monolithic slab of pink granite, it rises high above ...

Fun Camping and Hiking at Inks Lake

This weekend, Brandon and I went on a quick overnight trip to Inks Lake State Park. My sister in law Stephanie loves to camp here and we've ...

9 Things to Love about Pace Bend Park on Lake Travis

Brandon and I spent the weekend at Pace Bend, a large park on the edge of Lake Travis near Austin. The lake was full, the weather didn't go ...

How to Make a Reservation at a State Park

For anyone wishing to camp in state park, it's necessary to make a reservation. I recommend at least 2-3 months in advance. Skating in at ...

West Texas Off-Season Must See: Balmorhea State Park is Magical!

Last week my mom and I went on a little road trip through West Texas and into New Mexico. Along the way, we stopped at Balmorhea State ...

San Antonio’s Wildest Place: Government Canyon State Natural Area

On Christmas Eve this year, my family and I explored Government Canyon State Natural Area, one of the largest parks in a city limits in the ...

Review: Wolf Mountain Trail at Pedernales Falls

Location: Pedernales Falls State Park I hiked this a few weeks ago while waiting for friends to arrive at Pedernales Falls. Here are ...