Bastrop

State Park - Texas

Bastrop State Park is located in Bastrop County in Central Texas. Bastrop State Park is 4 miles (6.4 km) to the west of Buescher State Park, and the two are connected by Park Road 1. The park consists of stands of loblolly pines mixed with post oak and junipers. The park's trails include an 8.5-mile (13.7 km) loop through the park's undeveloped area. Also, an 18-hole golf course, open all year round, winds through the forest. The large swimming pool is open during the summers.

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Trails Map of Bastrop State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Bastrop - Trails Map

Trails Map of Bastrop State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Campground Map of Bastrop State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Trails Map of Bastrop State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Interpretive Guide of Bastrop State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Bastrop SP https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/bastrop https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastrop_State_Park Bastrop State Park is located in Bastrop County in Central Texas. Bastrop State Park is 4 miles (6.4 km) to the west of Buescher State Park, and the two are connected by Park Road 1. The park consists of stands of loblolly pines mixed with post oak and junipers. The park's trails include an 8.5-mile (13.7 km) loop through the park's undeveloped area. Also, an 18-hole golf course, open all year round, winds through the forest. The large swimming pool is open during the summers.
For assistance using this map, contact the park. Bastrop #TxStateParks State Park #BetterOutside TexasStateParks.org/App 10 miles .35 mi. 1C • Only one unit per site is permitted to hook up to utilities. • Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and must not be left unattended or cause a disturbance. Pets are not allowed inside any building or pool. 1 5 3 Re (1.6 d Tra 1 m il i.) 4 12 Lost Pines Lodge Gray Trail (.43 mi.) 1B Primitive Sites (Walk-in) Water Only Tent Sites Full Hookups Sites Pond 1A Gold Trail (.21 mi.) 1 18 dT rai l Black Trail (.25 mi.) 1 4 rai eT rpl SPECIAL REMINDERS Re l 19 Y 17 (.1 ellow 5m 20 24 21 i.) 23 1 2 22 16 3 15 11 4 1413 12 29 28 5 30 10 31 6 7 8 9 32 Boundary Fence 27 Walking paths in this area. 42 41 40 38 39 37 33 36 35 34 Deer Run Camping Area Historic Golf Shelter Piney Hill Camping Area Hiking Trail Picnic Area 25 • WATCH FOR FALLING TREES. Cabin Scenic Overlook Pu 2 3 Dump Station Purple Trail .93 mi. PARK ROAD PARK ROAD 1A • Picnicking is allowed with permit only in Day Use areas. • Only hike trails that are marked. Parking Water and Electric Sites PARK ROAD • Numbered sites are for overnight camping only. • Gathering of firewood is prohibited. If BURN BANS are not in effect, campfires are permitted only in fire rings provided at each site. No ground fires are permitted. Please, use extreme caution with any burning materials during the high-fire danger season. Wheelchair Accessible Harmon Road (.44 mi.) 2 d Bed 14 • Campsite must be kept clean; all trash must be picked up before you leave. Dumpsters and recycling are conveniently located in all camping loops. 8 6 i. .51 m • Valid permit required on windshield of each vehicle in park. All vehicles must remain on pavement to avoid erosion. Showers 10 Old Roa 7 State Parks Store .31 mi. 11 9 • Excess parking fee is required at campsites with more than two vehicles (including trailers). Headquarters Restrooms Pioneer Village Cabin Area • Quiet hours are enforced from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. or at anytime a disturbance is created. Trail Purple i. .83 m Pond ail Purple Tr • Public consumption or display of any alcoholic beverage is prohibited. • A maximum of eight people are allowed per campsite. Day Use guests must leave the park by 10 p.m. LEGEND ad Ro N • CHECK OUT time for campsites is 12 p.m. or renew permit by 9 a.m. CHECK OUT time for cabins and group barracks is 11 a.m. To Buescher State Park ark PLEASE NOTE P To PARK ROAD 1C @TPWDparks @texasparkswildlife /texasparksandwildlife 48 49 43 44 46 64 62 47 65 66 67 68 69 70 Creekside Camping Area 57 58 63 61 60 59 71 72 73 Group Picnic Pavilion Purple Trail 56 55 Copperas Creek Camping Area Fehr’s Overlook Shelter 54 53 74 75 76 Dining Hall – Refectory ville To Smith 52 51 50 77 78 Group Barracks Swimming Pool Playground Maintenance 21 TEXAS • All trails are hiking only. Residence PARK ROAD PARK ROAD 1A 1A Walking paths in this area. Friends of the Lost Pines State Parks Please join us as a member of this support organization. Lake Mina Your contribution of professional services, volunteer services or financial contributions can help protect and preserve these resources for future generations. LOOP To B as tro p 150 71 Visit Friends of the Lost Pines State Parks on Facebook Texas State Parks Store Ice, firewood, T-shirts, caps and one-of-a-kind gift items are available at the Texas State Park Store located in our park headquarters building. 100 Park Road 1A Bastrop, TX 78602 (512) 321-2101 TEXAS TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. © 2020 TPWD PWD MP P4505-043L (2/20) Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. PARK RESERVATIONS TexasStateParks.org ParquesDeTexas.org (512) 389-8900 Proud Sponsor of Texas State Parks
Bastrop State Park Trails Map 100 Park Road 1A Bastrop, TX 78602 (512) 321-2101 www.texasstateparks.org Old Cart Paths 5 mi. LEGEND Scenic Overlook Trail 1.7 mi. Farkleberry Spur 0.4 mi. Headquarters Parking Restrooms Day Use Area CCC Rain Shelter Playground Campground Cabins Hiking Only Trail Biking Trail Walking & Stroller Paths Post Oak Spur 0.5 mi. Pine Warbler Trail 0.3 mi. Lost Pines Loop 4.3 mi. Old Road Bed 1 mi. Piney Hill Spur 0.3 mi. SCALE 0 POINTS OF INTEREST 0.5 Fehr’s Overlook Trace 0.1 mi. 1 Miles (GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds) 1 LAKE MINA 30° 6' 34.29" N 97° 17' 19.97" W Feel free to fish in this hand-dug pond, but there's no swimming allowed here. 4 SCENIC OVERLOOK 30° 6' 40.80" N 97° 16' 9.90" W Across from the CCC water tower, take in an incredible view of the Lost Pines landscape. 7 FEHR'S OVERLOOK 30° 5' 57.30" N 97° 16' 9.84" W Nestled on the top of Fehr's Overlook Trace, a historic CCC shelter overlooks the park. 2 HISTORIC GOLF SHELTER 30° 6' 34.29" N 97° 17' 2.26" W Built by the WPA, generations of Texans began their golf experience here until 2015. 5 NATURE'S HANDIWORK 30° 6' 32.23" N 97° 16' 34.64" W With the help of prescribed burns, this area will grow into a healthy pine forest. 8 HISTORIC WATER FOUNTAINS 30° 6' 19.02" N 97° 16' 35.28" W Discover the hidden CCC treasures throughout the original day use area of the park. REFECTORY 30° 6' 31.62" N 97° 16' 56.10" W This iconic building helped Bastrop State Park receive designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1997. 6 3 BRACKEN FERNS 30° 6' 23.73" N 97° 16' 33.95" W Enjoy the sprawling understory of ferns, an ancient type of plant with fossil records dating to 55 million years ago. NOTES: Contour intervals are 10 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are in feet. All trails are hiking only unless otherwise indicated. No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or its suitability of the data to a particular use. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2019 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP PWD MP P4505-0043U (7/19) Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Bastrop State Park FOR EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1. Explore the place where nature and history meet in the Lost Pines. TRAIL DISTANCE DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTION PINEY HILL SPUR 0.3 mi. Moderate Camping in Piney Hill? Connect to the rest of the trails here. Halfway down the trail, see exposed Carrizo sandstone like the CCC used to build park structures in the 1930s. PINE WARBLER TRAIL 0.3 mi. Moderate From the playground area, wind through native grasses down toward the Scenic Overlook Trail and Post Oak Spur. Look for animal tracks in the sand near Copperas Creek. POST OAK SPUR 0.5 mi. Moderate Enjoy the shade of post oaks before hiking this hilly, rocky trail. If you connect with the Pine Warbler Trail, this route will take you to the Refectory. FARKLEBERRY SPUR 0.4 mi. Moderate This gently sloping route connects to the Scenic Overlook Trail and is great for beginners. Keep a sharp eye out for birds, especially in the morning! STAYING SAFE OLD CART PATHS Up to 5 mi. Easy KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes. These paths are perfect for an easy hike! On the north side, listen to the wind through loblolly pines. On the south side, linger by Lake Mina for some family fishing. Great for strollers! SCENIC OVERLOOK TRAIL 1.7 mi. Moderate From the scenic overlook, a steep descent leads to the major artery of the inner loop trails that follow Copperas Creek. Discover the original CCC hike-in picnic area. LOST PINES LOOP 4.3 mi. Challenging The longest backcountry trail in the park covers a diverse landscape – from steep hills to gradual descents. Take plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen. Use Harmon Road as a landmark or to make a loop (mileage not included in total distance). Discover rebirth in this living laboratory of loblolly pines as the forest reveals a new cycle of life following the 2011 Bastrop County Complex wildfire. Nati
THE L O ST P IN E S ARE I N Y O U R H A N D S While enjoying Bastrop and Buescher State Parks, please remember everything you see in the parks is protected. Artifacts, rocks, animals, and plants (even pine cones) are all part of the region’s rich natural and cultural heritage. Help us keep these parks a special place for everyone. • Preserve the integrity of the historic CCC structures by using them with respect. They are part of our heritage! BASTROP AND BUESCHER STATE PARKS L O S T PINES THE WELCOME TO THE LOST PINES OF TEXAS, THE H O M E O F BASTROP AND B U E S C H E R STATE PARKS. THE UNIQUE SETTING OF • Hike only on designated trails and stay out of closed areas. BOTH PARKS • Leave no trace. Keep your parks clean by picking up your trash. EVOKES A SENSE OF MYSTERY, AS THE • Preserve the parks for future generations and leave plants, animals, and rocks where you find them. SEEMS OUT OF PLACE. WHILE GREATLY ISOLATED FOREST OF LOBLOLLY PINES • Get involved by joining the Friends of the Lost Pines State Parks, a volunteer organization committed to supporting these two parks. IMPACTED BY A 2011 WILDFIRE, Bastrop State Park • Box 518, Bastrop, TX 78602 (512) 321-2101 • www.tpwd.texas.gov/bastrop SEEN THROUGHOUT THE PARK. Buescher State Park • PO Box 75, Smithville, TX 78957 (512) 237-2241 • www.tpwd.texas.gov/buescher HISTORIC STONE CABINS AND BASTROP STATE PARK IS RECOVERING WITH POCKETS OF LOBLOLLY PINES BEAUTIFUL STRUCTURES SUCH AS BRIDGES BUILT BY THE CCC DOT THE LANDSCAPE. STUNNING CRAFTSMANSHIP BRINGS THESE HISTORIC TREASURES TO LIFE. © 2019 TPWD. PWD BR P4505-043P (7/19) In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Citizens of Bastrop and Smithville recognized early on that this land was worth protecting. Even before Bastrop State Park existed, a local hunting and fishing club laid the foundation for recreation in the Lost Pines. Bastrop and Smithville, plus local landowners, provided the land that became Bastrop and Buescher State Parks. In the 1930s, the Buescher (pronounced “Bisher”) family donated 636 acres for the park. Since its dedication in 1937, Bastrop State Park has grown to over 6,600 acres of rolling hills while Buescher complements this preserve with about 1,000 acres. Long ago, Native American groups passed through here and relied on game animals, plants, stones for tools, and water. A convenient river crossing made Bastrop County a likely place for early European settlement as well. The vital Spanish travel route known as El Camino Real de los Tejas traversed the area and contributed to the colonization of Texas. The natural resources of the area were important to regional development. Timber harvest of loblolly pines fueled construction in Austin and San Antonio. The town of Bastrop, known as Mina when established in 1832, is one of the oldest towns in Texas. Bastrop timber was exported as far as northern Mexico. TPWD/JOHN CHANDLER CLAIRE BOYER INTERPRETIVE GUIDE A N D B U E S C H E R S T A T E P A R K S GROWING FROM THE GROUND ROOSEVELT’S FOREST ARMY I In 1933 companies #1805 and #1811 arrived at Bastrop and Buescher State Parks to transform the over-cut pine forest into a scenic wonder by seeding, transplanting and clearing the tangle of brush and fallen timber. These recruits enrolled for a six-month period and were paid $30 per month, with $25 of the monthly wage being sent back home to the CCC worker’s family. In 1933, the TPWD/JOHN CHANDLER magine being 20 years old and without enough money to buy your next meal. This was reality for many young men in the early 1930s during the Great Depression. President Franklin D. Roosevelt created a public works organization known as the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in an effort to put young men to work, to conserve the nation’s natural resources, create public recreational areas, and to help boost the economy. National Park Service (NPS), the CCC and the Texas State Parks Board (now the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department) joined forces to design and construct buildings and facilities in many Texas parks. The architect of Bastrop State Park, Arthur
Visit www.tpwd.texas.gov/outdoor-annual for the most current regulations. BASTROP STATE PARK P.O. Box 518 • Bastrop, TX 78602-0518 (512) 321-2101 Other info: www.texasstateparks.org FISHING tip sheet Local Emergency: 911 or Bastrop County Sheriff’s Department (512) 303-1080. Where to Fish: Fishing restricted to shoreline. Licenses and Restrictions: A fishing license is not required at Bastrop State Park. This is a Community Fishing Lake; there is a limit of two fishing poles per person. Fishing is by pole and line only. HARVEST REGULATIONS SPECIES DAILY BAG LIMIT LENGTH: MIN-MAX Bass: largemouth 5 Min: 14” - Max: No Limit Catfish: channel 5 No Limit No Limit No Limit Sunfish All other fish: statewide bag and length limits apply. SPECIES FISHING OPPORTUNITIES © 2019 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. POOR FAIR GOOD EXCELLENT Largemouth Bass Catfish Sunfish TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. PWD LF P4505-043R (10/19) HA N DY FISH ING BASICS HOW TO TIE A FISHING KNOT NATURAL BAIT HOOK PLACEMENT The palomar knot is very strong and easy to tie. HOW TO MEASURE FISH Pinch the tail together and take the longest measurement from nose to tail. Freshwater fish TIPS FOR RELEASING FISH SAFELY 1. For safety for you and a quick release of fish, mash down the barb of the hook with pliers. 2. Quickly play and release fish as soon as possible (take photos quickly). 3. Remove hook with pliers or cut line if the hook has been swallowed. 4. Gently place fish back into water. 5. Revive fish by holding upright in water and facing it into the current, gently forcing water through gills. Saltwater fish 6. If you don’t intend to eat the fish, NEVER place it on a stringer. FISHING ETHICS SAFETY • Wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect your head, eyes and skin. • Use insect repellent – but keep off hands, as you will be handling bait and live fish. • Look behind you before each cast to avoid hooking someone or getting caught in a tree (practice casting before you go fishing). • Bring plenty of drinking water to prevent dehydration; soft drinks encourage dehydration. • Wear a life jacket if you cannot swim or you are uncomfortable around the water. Supervise young children: it only takes a second for them to slip under the surface. Kids under 13 must wear life jackets if fishing from a boat. Before doing anything, ask yourself the following questions: • • • Is it legal? Would it be good if everyone did it? Would it make you proud? Ethical behavior is more than just following the fishing regulations. Ethical people go beyond what laws require and demonstrate good judgment and behavior for everyone – even if no one sees you do something ethical. Ethical behavior includes picking up trash around the area you have been fishing, calmly and politely explaining to others if they are breaking fishing regulations, and respecting the rights of other anglers and those that use the water in other ways.
Bastrop S TAT E PA R K PRAIRIES AND LAKES Bastrop STATE PARK Bastrop State Park lies in the heart of the Lost Pines area of Central Texas. Visitors enjoy hiking the trails and biking the roads including scenic Park Road 1C to Buescher State Park. Most of the park’s strikingly beautiful facilities were constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Rent a rustic full service cabin or the Refectory to experience the history and beauty of the CCC craftsmanship which has earned the park a National Historic Landmark designation. The popular swimming pool gives visitors a break from the summer heat. Camping: Campsites with water only, or water and electricity, or water, electricity and sewer. Cabins: Full service cabins (accommodate two to eight). Group Facilities: Dining hall and group barracks (capacity 64). Picnicking: Day-use area with tables, grills, and playground. Swimming: Swimming pool (seasonal). Birdwatching: More than 200 bird species recorded in area. Bicycling: 13-mile Park Road 1C between Bastrop and Buescher state parks is a challenge for cyclists. Trails: Hiking trails; walking and biking paths. Texas State Parks Store: One-of-a-kind items, books, gifts, etc. 290 Austin McKinney Falls SP 71 183 35 21 Bastrop Bastrop State Park 1C Smithville 21 Buescher SP 71 San Marcos Lockhart Located in Bastrop County, one mile east of Bastrop on Texas 21 or west from Buescher State Park along Park Road 1C or Texas 71. Bastrop State Park 100 Park Road 1A, P.O. Box 518, Bastrop, TX 78602 • (512) 321-2101 www.texasstateparks.org Rates and reservations: (512) 389-8900. For info only: (800) 792-1112. Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. © 2019 TPWD PWD CD P4505-043N (8/19) In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041.
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Guía de Parques INSTALACIONES Descarga la Aplicacíon Móvil MAPAS ACTIVIDADES texasstateparks.org/app ¡Los niños entran gratis! La entrada es gratis para los niños de 12 años y menores. Encuentra un parque: parquesdetexas.org Contenido Estero Llano Grande SP 2 4 6 8 9 10 18 Actividades y Programas Parques Cercanos Lugares para Quedarse Tarifas y Pases Directorio Mapa de Parques Instalaciones y Actividades BIENVENIDO Rodney Franklin, Director de Parques Texas tiene algunas de las tierras públicas más diversas del país, con una gran riqueza natural y cultural. La vida silvestre está por todas partes, los paisajes florecen con belleza, y la historia es abundante. Sus parques estatales son parte del legado que nos enorgullece. La gente de Texas ayuda a asegurar ese legado para las generaciones futuras al visitar y ser voluntarios. ¡Gracias! Estos más de 630,000 acres exhiben algunos de los grandes tesoros del estado. Los parques nos ayudan a crear recuerdos con la familia y a encontrar consuelo en la naturaleza. Los parques fortalecen las economías locales y unen a las comunidades. Sobre todo, los parques nos permiten pasar tiempo al aire libre para recargar energías, estar saludables y relajarnos a nuestra manera. Les invito a disfrutar de sus parques estatales, explorando lo mejor de Texas con amigos y familia. Los parques están aquí para todos. Nos pertenecen a todos. ¡Visítelos, diviértase y ayude a protegerlos para siempre! Foto de portada: Estero Llano State Park, Chase Fountain © 2021 TPWD PWD BK P4000-000A (5/21) TPWD recibe fondos del Servicio de Pesca y Vida Silvestre de EE.UU. (USFWS por sus siglas en ingles). TPWD prohíbe la discriminación por raza, color, religión, nacionalidad de origen, discapacidad, edad y género, conforme la ley estatal y federal. Para solicitar un acomodo especial u obtener información en un formato alternativo, por favor contacte a TPWD en un Teléfono de Texto (TTY) al (512) 3898915 ó por medio de “Relay Texas” al 7-1-1 ó (800) 735-2989 ó por email a accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. Si usted cree que TPWD ha discriminado en su contra, favor de comunicarse con TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, o con el Servicio de Pesca y Vida Silvestre de EE.UU., Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. De acuerdo con la Ley de Depósito del Estado de Texas, esta publicación está disponible en el centro de Distribución de Publicaciones del Estado de Texas y/o las Bibliotecas de Depósito de Texas. ACTIVIDADES Y PROGRAMAS ¿Qué puedo hacer en los parques estatales? ¡Disfruta de un día de campo, visita un sitio histórico o elige entre muchas otras opciones! Bicicletas Pedalea a lo largo de los parques a cualquier velocidad, en cualquier estilo, con cualquier grupo. Elige las rutas, el tipo de terreno y las distancias que cumplan con tu zona de confort. Caminatas Empieza con un circuito más corto, avanza a terrenos más difíciles o únete a una caminata guiada. Pescar Puedes pescar sin licencia en tantos como 70 parques estatales. Muchos parques ofrecen equipo para pescar a manera de préstamo y eventos especiales para aprender a pescar. Barcos Renta canoas y kayacs y explora uno de los senderos acuáticos en Texas. Nadar Animales Silvestres Acampar Descubre aves, mamíferos y plantas que tienen su hogar en Texas. Muchos parques tienen señalamientos y listados que te ayudan a aprender más. Encuentra un lugar que cumpla con lo que quieres. Prueba nuevas recetas, comparte historias favoritas y disfruta de las estrellas. 2 Más información y reservaciones: parquesdetexas.org Escape del calor en arroyos, ríos, lagos, manantiales, piletas y playas del mar. Tu seguridad en el agua es muy importante. Lleva el chaleco salvavidas. Aprende a nadar. Guarda a los niños. (512) 389-8900 ¡Pregunta en tu parque cuáles están disponibles! Los niños de 12 años y menores entran GRATIS Cielos Estrellados Escapa de las luces de la ciudad y goza de maravillosas vistas del cielo que no encontrarás en ninguna otra parte. Ven a una fiesta de estrellas o toma una excursión de constelaciones auto-guiada. Familias en la Naturaleza Elige un taller o diseña tu propia aventura. ¡Monta una tienda de campaña, cocina al exterior, prende una fogata y juega al exterior! Nosotros te Toma una publicación gratuita de actividades o pregunta por los paquetes gratuitos con los parques proporcionamos todo el equipo. No es necesario tener experiencia. participantes. Usa los binoculares, lupas, libros de bosquejos y libros de guías para explorar el parque. Mochilas para Exploradores Soldados Búfalo de Texas Descubre la historia con cuentos, vestuarios y herramientas. Sigue la pista de un animal, pesca con caña, cocina sobre una fogata, visita los fuertes y más. Adéntrate en las historias de vida de aquellos que sirvieron valientemente en los primeros regimientos Áfrico-Americanos de las Fuerzas Armadas. ! Seguridad en el Parque Ten cuidado con el agua Pr

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