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Purtis Creek State Park
Eustace, TX 75124 (167.796 miles)
Purtis Creek State Park has a total acreage of 1582.4. Purtis Creek State Park is located in an area where the Wichita and Caddo Indians once roamed. Just east of the park, on private property, is a cliff over hang that was used by unknown Indians as a temporary shelter. Petroglyphs are carved into the rock walls that indicate this area was a good hunting area. This area being well populated with game caused an influx of Anglos in the early to mid-1800s. Activities include camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, and hiking. The park rents paddle boats, kayaks and canoes.
Official Website: Purtis Creek State Park
Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Mineral Wells, TX 76067 (168.768 miles)
Lake Mineral Wells State Park consists of 3282.5 acres, encompassing Lake Mineral Wells. Lake Mineral Wells State Park is located along Rock Creek, a large tributary of the Brazos River. This area was an early home to several Native American tribes including the Comanche. Activities include camping; lake swimming; fishing; boating; rock climbing; mountain biking; equestrian camping; horseback riding; and hiking.
Official Website: Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
DAVY CROCKETT NATIONAL FOREST
Kennard, TX 75847 (169.055 miles)
The Davy Crockett National Forest, named for the legendary pioneer, contains more than 160,000 acres of East Texas woodlands, streams, recreation areas, and wildlife habitat. Located in Houston and Trinity Counties, the forest is centrally located within the Neches and Trinity River basins. The Davy Crockett National Forest was proclaimed a National Forest by President Franklin Roosevelt on October 15, 1936.
Official Website: DAVY CROCKETT NATIONAL FOREST
Goose Island State Park
Rockport, TX 78382 (169.101 miles)
Goose Island State Park, 321.4 acres, surrounded by the St. Charles and Aransas Bays. The “Big Tree” named State Champion Coastal Live Oak in 1969, is thought to be one of the largest in the nation. Estimated to be over 1000 years old, the "Big Tree" has a circumference of 35 feet, is 44 feet in height and has a crown spread of 90 feet. The shoreline is comprised of concrete bulkhead, oyster shell, mud flat, and marsh grass. The main recreational activities are camping, excellent birding, and fishing as well as picnicking, boating, nature study, wildlife observation, and photography.
Official Website: Goose Island State Park
Kickapoo Cavern State Park
Brackettville, TX 78832 (176.542 miles)
Kickapoo Cavern State Park comprises of 6368.4 acres of the southern Edwards Plateau. The park is currently open by guided tour only. Access to the park is available through guided bird walks, wild cave tours, and evening bat flights on specified tour dates throughout the spring and summer. Interesting features of the park include 15 known caves, two of which are large enough to be significant. Kickapoo Cavern is approximately one-quarter mile in length. It boasts some impressive formations. Park facilities include 14 miles of mountain biking trails, and 18 miles of undesignated hiking & birding trails.
Official Website: Kickapoo Cavern State Park
San Angelo State Park
San Angelo, TX 76901 (178.210 miles)
San Angelo State Park is located on the shores of O.C. Fisher Reservoir. The property contains 7677 acres, most of which will remain undeveloped. Park redevelopment to its full recreational potential is expected to take a number of years. In the meantime, a wide range of facilities are available for the enjoyment of the visitor. Activities include camping, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding on multi-use trails, lake swimming, fishing, boating, a three level orienteering course, and bird and wildlife observation. The park has a hunting program with a State Park Annual Hunting Permit.
Official Website: San Angelo State Park
Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge
Liberty, TX 77575 (178.467 miles)
Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge was established on January 4, 1994 with an initial purchase of 4,400 acres. Since that time, the refuge has acquired additional acreage which now totals 25,000 acres. The primary purpose of establishing this refuge is to protect a portion of the bottomland hardwood forest ecosystem along the Trinity River located in southeastern Texas. The refuge, which is a remnant of what was once a much larger natural area is a broad flat floodplain made up of numerous sloughs, oxbow lakes, artesian wells, and tributaries.
Official Website: Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge
Lake Livingston State Park
Livingston, TX 77351 (183.068 miles)
Lake Livingston State Park contains 635.5 acres along Lake Livingston a 84,800-acre reservoir. It is located near the ghost town of Swartwout, a steamboat landing on the Trinity River in the 1830s and 1850s, and the meeting place of Polk County's first commissioners court before voters selected Livingston as county seat. The park offers camping; picnicking; swimming pool; mountain biking; nature study; fishing (crappie, perch, catfish, and bass); and boating; and day-use equestrian. Visitors use the horses provided by Lake Livingston stables and are not allowed to bring their own horses.
Official Website: Lake Livingston State Park
Lake Tawakoni State Park
Wills Point, TX 75169 (190.959 miles)
Lake Tawakoni State Park is a 376.3-acre park in Hunt County with 5.2 miles of shoreline along the south central shore of the main body of the reservoir. With a shoreline of approximately 200 miles, stretching through Hunt, Rains, and Van Zandt counties, Lake Tawakoni provides water-oriented recreation for much of central northeast Texas. In order to provide stewardship of the natural resources present, the master plan was developed to provide a balance between recreational demands of the region and preservation of natural resources. Activities include swimming, fishing, hiking, boating, and mountain biking.
Official Website: Lake Tawakoni State Park