State Parks Getaways - Texas Parks and Wildlife E-Newsletter

Walt Dabney ends his 11-year tenure as Texas State Parks Director in August. If youíve ever trekked a new state park hiking trail, enjoyed an updated cabin or fished for free in a state park, this is the person you might want to thank.

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Vacation 2010

Possum Kingdom State Park "Getting Better All The Time"
New Cabins Underway

Cabin at Possum Kingdom State Park

CADDO - One of Texasí most scenic and popular water-sport parks will soon boast two new rustic-style cabins to meet the eager demand of year-round visitors.
Read about Possum Kingdom State Park

Behind The Scenes
with Bill Coakley

Bill Coakley

In every issue of State Parks Getaways, we go behind the scenes. In this issue, we interview Bill Coakley, Volunteer at Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm.
Read the interview with Bill Coakley

Activity / How-To
Fishing hot spots in state parks.

Fishing in State Parks

Itís fun, itís free, and you donít need a fishing license. If Texas state parks donít rank high on your list of favorite fishing spots, think again.
Read the article: How To

A Closer Look At...
The Red Drum

Red Drum
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Looking for a Quick Getaway?
Destination: Big Bend Ranch State Park

biking Big Bend Ranch SP

Fueled by adrenaline, coffee and a full breakfast, we quickly fell into pace.
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Featured Event
September 11, 2010 – Kid's Day Out- A Free Day of Family Fun

angler education

Join the Inks Lake State Park Interpretive Staff as they partner with the local community to provide a wonderful family event held at the Rodeo Grounds. This free family event offers a variety of activities to choose from Ė archery, angler education, canoeing, games, horse drawn carriage rides, free giveaways, prizes, a talent contest, and much more!! You can even take home your own tree when you visit the Highland Lakes Master Naturalists booth. For more details, contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce (512) 756- 4297.
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