Summer Vacation 2008
Getting Better All the Time
Bastrop and Buescher State Parks
Bastrop and Buescher State Parks are improving security, enhancing visitor tours and interpretation and planning major facility repairs to historic buildings, thanks to increased funding provided by the Texas Legislature and statewide voters.
A Campfire Chat
With Kathy Lenz
In every issue of State Parks Getaways, we go behind the scenes. In this issue, we interview Kathy Lenz, a Park Ranger IV/Park Interpreter at Dinosaur Valley State Park.
Knots to Know
Here are three great fishing knots that go beyond the basics.
In the summer of 1999, I hooked my first red drum on a fly. As the fish neared my reach, it made one last run - and never stopped running. The knot I had tied to secure the fly to the leader slipped and then came undone. As the old saying goes, "A chain is only as strong as its weakest link."
A Closer Look At...
The Mexican Free-Tailed Bat
Looking for a Quick Getaway?
Destination: Van Horn
September 12-14, 2008 - Huntsville State Park - Texas Outdoor Family Workshop
Ever wanted to camp at a state park with your family but feel unsure of what or how to do so? This workshop is designed to teach your family all the basic outdoor skills you'll need to enjoy a great overnight camping experience. You will get hands-on experience learning basic outdoor skills such as camping, outdoor cooking and also be able to get basic instruction on fishing skills and how to use a GPS unit on trail walks. Best of all, no experience is necessary! Call for times; fee $55 per family up to eight; reservations required. For more information, visit the Texas Outdoor Family Web site. For reservations, call our "Texas Outdoor Family" customer service representatives Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at (512) 389-8903.