Texas State Parks offer plenty of opportunities for amazing photographs and outdoor family fun. Whether you capture the look on your child's face after she catches her first fish, a magnificent sunset from a historic overlook, or a surprise encounter with wildlife, you're sure to bring home treasured photographs -- and memories.
Texas Parks and Wildlife staff selected the top three winners based on composition, creativity, and overall impression. They are:
1st Place: J. Labrador with his/her photo titled “Golden Moments”, taken in Lake Livingston State Park, wins the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition camera, courtesy of Whole Earth Provision Company.
2nd Place: Jonathan Vail with his photo titled “Handstand on top of Little Rock”, taken in Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, wins the Camping Weekend for 4-6 persons at the Texas State Park or Natural Area of his choice.
3rd Place: Paul Pruitt with his photo titled “Altamira Oriole”, taken in Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, wins a Texas Outdoor Family Workshop for 6 persons.
Following below are examples of parks where you will see specific types of views, historic structures, and experiences. Visit our Calendar of Events to find photography workshops to help build new skills. Then, find a Texas State Park near you and start exploring with your camera in hand!
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) historic structures
Big Bend Ranch State Natural Area, Presidio
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Fredericksburg
All state parks and wildlife management areas