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Blanco State Park, Texas [Official]

Blanco State Park sits along the Blanco river about an hour from San Antonio and Austin. The clear hill country river makes a great spot for swimming, paddling, fishing and even a baptism, as seen in this video. The park offers boat and tube rentals, hiking, camping, picnicking and interpretive nature events. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.

Bonham State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

[cc] North of Dallas near the Oklahoma border, Bonham State Park is a small park that packs a lot of nature. The relaxed setting makes it a perfect getaway from city life. Visitors enjoy fishing, paddling, camping, hiking and biking. For more information, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/bonham/

Brazos Bend State Park, Texas [Official]

Less than an hour from Houston, Brazos Bend State Park is famous for its alligators, but it offers so much more, including a Nature Center, observatory, and a wide variety of plants and animals. The park also has an all-accessible trail for visitors with physical disabilities. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.

Mountain Biking at Brazos Bend State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Get your helmet and ride! Head out with park ranger David Heinicke at Brazos Bend State Park near Houston. A park with miles and miles of trails with something for any rider, including alligators! More on biking in state parks at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/activities/outdoor_recreation/bike/ This story will run on Texas Parks and Wildlife Television the week of January 1st through the 8th on Texas PBS stations, check your local PBS affiliate for date and time in your area.

Buescher State Park, Texas [Official]

Buescher State Park is about 40 minutes southeast of Austin in the "lost pines" area of Bastrop county. The family-friendly 30 acre lake is a great spot for fishing and wildlife viewing. The park also offers canoe and kayak rentals. Cyclists enjoy the 12 mile scenic bike ride (paved) that winds through the pines to nearby Bastrop State Park. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.

Buffalo Soldiers: The Unknown Army - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

[cc] The Buffalo Soldiers helped settle the west but for many years the contributions of these African-American soldiers were largely overlooked. Meet one man who is determined to teach this often forgotten chapter of history to today's eager students. For more info. on Texas Buffalo Soldiers, see http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/community_outreach_programs/buffalo_soldiers/calendar.phtml

Caddo Lake State Park, Texas [Official]

You'll feel you're back in prehistoric times among the cypress bayous of Caddo Lake State Park. Located near the Louisiana border on Texas' only natural lake, the park is rich in history and scenic beauty. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.

Caddo Lake Paddling Trails - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Caddo Lake Paddling Trail Straddling the Texas-Louisiana border, swampy Caddo Lake in Northeast Texas has an enduring air of mystery. And the paddling trails are the ideal way to explore this fascinating lake.

Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway, Texas [Official]

Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway is located southeast of Amarillo, where the high plains end in the dramatic red bluffs and canyons of the Caprock escarpment. The park is home to the official Texas bison herd, direct descendants of the last free range southern plains bison. The 64-mile converted railway offers an excellent trail for hiking, biking and horseback riding. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.

Running with the Bison at Caprock Canyons - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Get up close and personal with the official Texas State Bison Herd at Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway, 100 miles southeast of Amarillo. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/caprock_canyons/

Saving the Southern Plains Bison at Caprock Canyon State Park, Texas

Caprock Canyons State Park in the Texas Panhandle holds the last remnants of pure Southern Plains Bison that once numbered in the millions on this land. Watch as this historic herd is restored to its native habitat. For details on visiting the park, see http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/caprock-canyons

Cedar Hill State Park, Texas [Official]

Cedar Hill State Park is nature oasis located just 30 minutes from the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex. It makes an ideal destination for city dwellers who want to enjoy the great outdoors without spending a lot of time driving. The park sits along the Joe Pool reservoir, making it a great spot for fishing, swimming, picnicking and camping. There is also a marina for boating and supplies. The park's Penn Farm Agricultural Center features historic farm buildings and guided and self-guided tours. The Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association (DORBA) maintains 1200 acres of prime mountain bike trails. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.

Choke Canyon State Park, Texas [Official]

Choke Canyon State Park sits along a 26,000 acre reservoir halfway between San Antonio and Corpus Christi. The site of several record bass catches, the reservoir is a popular fishing, boating and swimming area. The park has abundant wildlife including deer, turkey, alligators and migrating birds. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.

Christmas in Texas State Parks - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

[cc] Throughout December state parks all over Texas are celebrating Christmas in special ways. See how 2 state parks near Houston -- Sheldon Lake and Brazos Bend -- bring their own unique flavors to the holidays. To find holiday events at a state park near you, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/calendar/?calpage=navregion.

Cleburne State Park, Texas [Official]

Located south of Fort Worth, Cleburne State Park sits along the banks of a 116-acre spring-fed lake. The park's many trails offer excellent hiking and mountain biking. For more info., see http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/cleburne/

Colorado Bend State Park, Texas [Official]

About 2 hrs. north of Austin, Colorado Bend State Park is known for the spectacular Gorman Falls and the white bass run each spring. It's also a great place for hiking, biking, swimming, paddling and camping. More info. at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/colorado_bend/

Mountain Biking at Colorado Bend State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Load up the bikes as we try out some of the newest mountain bike trails at Colorado Bend State Park. Park info at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/colorado_bend/

Cooper Lake State Park, Texas [Official]

Cooper Lake, about 1.5 hours northeast of Dallas, is a 19,300 acre lake surrounded by thousands of acres devoted to parks and wildlife management. A haven for fish and wildlife, Cooper Lake State Park offers abundant opportunities for land and water recreation. Enjoy fishing, horseback riding, nature tours or relaxing in one of the park's lakeside cabins. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.

Copper Breaks State Park, Texas [Official]

Copper Breaks State Park is located in the Texas panhandle, north of Abilene. The park gets its name from the copper deposits threaded throughout the rugged canyon land. The Visitors Center features exhibits on the Comanche and Kiowa tribes that once roamed the area, including Quanah Parker. The park is also home to the official Texas longhorn herd. See www.LifesBetterOutside.org for more information

Daingerfield State Park, Texas [Official]

Daingerfield State Park, southwest of Texarkana, is a park for all seasons. Autumn brings brilliant fall foliage, an unusual sight in much of Texas. In spring, the dogwoods and wildflowers bloom. During summer, the lake is popular with swimmers, anglers and boaters. (Boat rentals available.) Year round, the heavily wooded park is rich with wildlife. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.

Davis Mountains State Park & Indian Lodge, Texas [Official]

Davis Mountains State Park provides panoramic views of west Texas. At a mile above sea level, the park enjoys moderate temperatures with little humidity. The park's recently remodeled Indian Lodge is a pueblo style hotel built in 1937 that still retains its old world charm. Visitors to the park enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and camping under the big Texas sky. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.

Devils River State Natural Area, Texas [Official]

North of Del Rio and miles from anywhere, Devils River State Natural Area sits along some of the cleanest water in Texas. The site offers hiking and mountain biking, primitive camping, canyon tours and a put-in point for paddlers (reservations required). NOTE: Camping and facility stays are by reservation only. Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance. See http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/devils_river/

Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area, Texas [Official]

Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area Head out to the eastern edge of the Hill Country and visit one of the state's deepest caverns. Measuring over 350 feet deep Devil's Sinkhole is also home to one of the states largest colonies of Mexican free-tailed bats. It's a must see spectacle that will drive you batty! For more information visit our web site: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/devils_sinkhole/

Devil's Sinkhole History on Film - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

In 1950, Texan Fred Foster produced a film about some would-be spelunkers and their expedition into The Devil's Sinkhole. This long lost film has been recently rediscovered by cave enthusiasts. See how this film came to be and the unusual story behind this family project. For more information on Devil's Sinkhole, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/devils_sinkhole/ This segment can be seen on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Television Series on PBS. See what's on our program this week: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/tv/. For a list of stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml.

Devil's Sinkhole, New Wave Cave - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

New Wave Cave The Devil's Sinkhole near Rocksprings is a cavernous wonder. Visitors to the sinkhole can only peer into the abyss from a platform near the edge. Thanks to a crew of geologists and photographers, a 3D virtual map of the cave is in the works, one that will give visitors a unique view of this geologic oddity. For more information go to www.tpwd.state.tx.us or http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/devils_sinkhole/

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