The Best Texas State Parks To Put On Your Bucket List

Bastrop State Park

The city of Bastrop and Bastrop State Park is located 35 miles from downtown Austin.

Guadalupe River State Park

A short, easy drive from San Antonio and Austin, Guadalupe River State Park is a popular swimming spot for south and central Texas residents.

Located near Amarillo, Palo Duron Canyon is the second-largest canyon in the United States.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Caprock Canyon State Park & Trailway

The bison roaming free throughout the park makes this lesser-known Texas State Park really special.

San Angelo State Park

San Angelo State Park is located just outside San Angelo, Texas.

Pedernales Falls State Park

Pedernales Falls State Park is located along the Pedernales River, nine miles east of Johnson City.

This small park is a summertime favorite of South and Central Texans as well as Texas Hill Country residents.  

Blanco State Park

Mustang Island State Park

Mustang Island State Park is located near Port Aransas and has five miles of Texas Gulf Coast running through the park.

Garner State Park

Garner State Park is one of the most popular state parks in Texas.

Davis Mountains State Park

Davis Mountains State Park offers views of remote, rugged landscapes, miles of trails, and opportunities to view the night sky.

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