10 State and Nationwide Parks in Texas to Go Tenting and Swimming


It’s that time of year when the kids get home from school and the parents go crazy trying to figure out what to do with them. When planning your summer vacation, don’t forget the majestic and scenic stations and national parks that we have here in Texas.

Whether you enjoy swimming, hiking, camping, backpacking, rock climbing, canoeing/kayaking and more, these parks should be on your radar once or twice this summer.

Fortunately, due to the heat we experience in Texas, we have many areas that have an abundance of swimming holes.

Just keep in mind that we experience serious summer heat here in Texas, so there will be times when our parks cannot open or have limited use due to fire hazards and low water levels. So please check with your favorite park before heading to the front gate.

10 Majestic State and National Parks of Texas

These are some of the top rated state and national parks in Texas by visitors.

I just listed 10 of the most incredible natural areas in our great state, but I know this list is not exhaustive. If you know of a state or national park in Texas that should be included please email me.

Since you are a fan of nature and all its glory then check out some of these awesome tubing spots we have here in Texas.

Nothing beats a day on the river, in a tube, with a cold drink… and lots of sunscreen.

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