Learn to Camp with Texas Outdoor Family

 Texas Outdoor Family

Have you ever wanted to go camping, but didn't know how? We can help!

Texas Outdoor Family hosts camping workshops at many state parks. Bring your bedding, food and family, and we'll provide the camping gear. Rangers will teach you to set up a tent and cook outdoors, along with other camp skills.

Depending on the workshop, you will also get to paddle a kayak, catch a fish or find a geocache.

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Park Pick: Palmetto State Park

Tropical Paradise

Palmetto State Park

Imagine a Texas swamp, fed by warm mineral springs and occasional river flooding. It provides a home to unique plant and animal life. Some of these live almost nowhere else in Texas. Back in the early 1930s, a small piece of that swamp near Gonzales became Palmetto State Park.

Through the Civilian Conservation Corps´ efforts to blend nature into their construction, the park today looks almost as natural as it did eight decades ago. Read more in TPW magazine.

Outdoor Activity of the Month

Bring Texas History to Life!

Barrington Farm in Brazos Bend State Park

Texas history and cultural treasures come alive in Texas State Parks this October! Have fun aboard the historic Battleship Texas, experience a living history farm, hike to 4,000 year old rock art - and that's just the beginning.

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October history-related activities »

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