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McKinney Falls State Park
Austin, TX 78744 (17.991 miles)
McKinney Falls State Park is a 744.4-acre park. The park is named for Thomas F. McKinney, who came to Texas in the early 1820s as one of Stephen F. Austin's first 300 colonists. Sometime between 1850 and 1852, McKinney moved to Travis County and his property on Onion Creek, where he became a prominent breeder of race horses with his own stable and private track. Information on Thomas F. McKinney and the history of the park's land use is interpreted in the Smith Visitor Center. Camping, hiking, mountain biking, road biking, picnicking, fishing, and wildlife observation are other activities.
Official Website: McKinney Falls State Park
Buescher State Park
Smithville, TX 78602 (34.780 miles)
Buescher State Park is 1016.7 acres just north of Smithville. A scenic park road connects Buescher State Park with Bastrop State Park and travels through a part of the lovely lost pines, a remnant of what is thought to have once been an extensive pine-oak forest covering much of Central Texas, during the time Ice Age glaciers reigned to the north. Activities are non-motorized boating (no ramp/small lake); fishing in a stocked lake; nature study; hiking; interpretive tours and biking. The scenic, 12-mile-long, winding, and hilly, paved road is ideal for biking, but should be used only by experienced cyclists.
Official Website: Buescher State Park
Lockhart State Park
Lockhart, TX 78644 (36.459 miles)
Lockhart State Park is 263.7 acres west of Lockhart in Caldwell County. The land was deeded by private owners between 1934 and 1937. The park was constructed by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), between 1935 and 1938 and was opened as a state park in 1948. In August 1840, the Battle of Plum Creek was fought a few miles north of the park. Activities include picnicking; camping; fishing; hiking; nature study; and a 9-hole golf course (the only staff-operated course in the Texas State Park System.)
Official Website: Lockhart State Park
Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
Marble Falls, TX 78654 (36.825 miles)
Hidden within the observation deck, the visitors gaze through binoculars at their first sighting of the rare songbird only 20 feet away. Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge offers some of the best birdwatching and habitat left in Texas for two endangered songbirds - the black-capped vireo and the golden-cheeked warbler. Less than an hour from Austin, visitors can step off the streets into the wilds of the Texas Hill Country.
Official Website: Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
Inks Lake State Park
Burnet, TX 78611 (37.381 miles)
Inks Lake State Park is 1201 acres of recreational facilities adjacent to Inks Lake on the Colorado River. Inks Lake is located in the Highland Lakes chain (7 lakes) surrounded by granite hills. During flooding situations, the lake level can rise as the flood waters are passed through Inks Lake to other lakes downstream. Visitors enjoy camping, backpacking, hiking, and golf. Since Inks is a constant level lake, droughts do not affect water-related activities such as lake swimming, boating, water skiing, scuba diving, and fishing.
Official Website: Inks Lake State Park
Longhorn Cavern State Park
Burnet, TX 78611 (37.381 miles)
Longhorn Cavern State Park is 645.62 acres classified as a scenic park in the rugged Hill Country. The cave was first formed when the ground levels of water began to drop. As this downward movement occurred, the water began to dissolve the limestone. This downward drainage continued until great underground stream beds were cut out of solid rock. The park features historical and nature study. Located in the heart of the Highland Lakes, Longhorn Cavern is near four different lakes and communities that offer excellent opportunities in camping, fishing, and hunting.
Official Website: Longhorn Cavern State Park
Pedernales Falls State Park
Johnson City, TX 78636 (39.981 miles)
Pedernales Falls State Park, 5211.7 acres, in Blanco County east of Johnson City, was acquired from private owners in 1970 and was opened to the public in 1971. It is located along the banks of scenic Pedernales River. This area, formerly the Circle Bar Ranch, typifies the Edwards Plateau terrain. Activities include camping; picnicking; hiking; river swimming; tubing; wading; mountain biking; fishing; bird watching; and horseback riding. River recreation is in a limited area beginning at the Youth Group Camping area and down river to the park boundary.
Official Website: Pedernales Falls State Park
Blanco State Park
Blanco, TX 78606 (44.707 miles)
Blanco State Park is 104.6 acres, along the Blanco River, in the Blanco County. The park area was used as a campsite by early explorers and settlers. A spring in the park made the location ideal when the river was dry. Original developments were made by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Activities include camping, swimming, picnicking, hiking, nature study, boating (electric motors only), and fishing. Tube, canoe and kayak rentals are available at the park.
Official Website: Blanco State Park
Guadalupe River State Park
Spring Branch, TX 78070 (55.184 miles)
The park is bisected by the clear-flowing waters of the Guadalupe River. The park is comprised of a 1938.7-acre segment of the Texas Hill Country noted for its ruggedness and scenic beauty. The park has 4 miles of river frontage and is located in the middle of a 9-mile stretch of the Guadalupe River. Park visitors may enjoy activities including canoeing, fishing, swimming, tubing, picnicking, hiking, and camping. The park recently opened a 5.3 miles equestrian trail that is also open to mountain biking. Opportunities also exist for more serene pursuits, such as bird watching and nature study.
Official Website: Guadalupe River State Park
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Stonewall, TX 78671 (55.481 miles)
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic contains 717.9 acres. Lyndon B. Johnson State Historical Park honors a native Texan who achieved the nation's highest office. Visitors to this day-use park can enjoy historical study, picnicking, nature study, fishing, swimming and view Texas longhorn cattle. The abundant wildlife of the Hill Country is highlighted by enclosures containing buffalo, longhorn, and white-tailed deer. The park is famous for its spring wildflower display. The Sauer-Beckmann Farm - Rural Life, 1900-1918: When visitors can smell lunch being cooked on a wood-burning stove, they are close to the Sauer-Beckmann Living Farm!.
Official Website: Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site