Bonham

State Park - Texas

Bonham State Park is located in Bonham, Texas (in Fannin County, northeast of Dallas). It includes a 65-acre (260,000 m2) lake, rolling prairies, and woodlands. There is (unsupervised) swimming and fishing in the lake as well as camping, picnicking, mountain biking, boating (5 mph speed limit).

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

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

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

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

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

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Birds of Bonham State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Rack Card of Bonham State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Official Texas State Parks Guide (español). Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Bonham SP https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/bonham https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonham_State_Park Bonham State Park is located in Bonham, Texas (in Fannin County, northeast of Dallas). It includes a 65-acre (260,000 m2) lake, rolling prairies, and woodlands. There is (unsupervised) swimming and fishing in the lake as well as camping, picnicking, mountain biking, boating (5 mph speed limit).
For assistance using this map, contact the park. Bonham State Park #TxStateParks Trails on this map are not to scale. Please use Trail Map (available at Park Headquarters) for detailed information. #BetterOutside TexasStateParks.org/App /texasparksandwildlife @TPWDparks @texasparkswildlife LEGEND N Headquarters Restrooms Showers Water and Electric Sites Full Hookup Sites 21 15 1 23 4 5 16 13 14 6 7 8 18 17 Bois d’Arc Trail 2.5 miles 20 15-21 19 Tent Only 11 10 9 Camping Area Playground Group Barracks PLEASE NOTE • CHECK OUT time is 12 p.m. or renew permit by 9 a.m. (pending site availability). Bonham State Park Lake • Public consumption or display of any alcoholic beverage is prohibited. Lake Loop Trail 1.3 miles Armadillo Trail – 1.5 miles PARK ROAD FM 271 To Bo nh am 24 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 P4503-028C (2/20) Dump Station 12 Hackberry Hollow 1-14 Tent/Trailer Gnarly Root Trail 1.5 miles Group Tent Site Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. • A maximum of eight people per campsite is permitted. Guests must leave the park by 10 p.m. Quiet time is from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. • GRAY WATER AND BLACK WATER MUST BE DISCHARGED ONLY AT DUMP STATIONS. • Pets must be kept on leash and attended at all times. Please pick up after them. • Valid permit is required on windshield of each vehicle in park. All vehicles are to remain on pavement. • Stop the spread of invasive species. CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY your boat. PARK RESERVATIONS TexasStateParks.org ParquesDeTexas.org (512) 389-8900 Hiking Trail Biking Trail Picnic Area Group Picnic Designated Swimming Area Parking Boat Ramp Fishing Pier Residence Maintenance 1363 State Park 24 Bonham, TX 75418-9285 (903) 583-5022 Proud Sponsor of Texas State Parks
Bonham State Park Trails Map 1363 State Park 24 Bonham, TX 75418-9285 (903) 583-5022 www.texasstateparks.org 60 0' 0. 4 ' 600 6 0.6 Gnarly Root Trail 1.6 mi. LEGEND Northern Cardinal Headquarters 6 Restrooms Parking 0.1 6 Day Use Area Water Electric Sites 9 0.0 Dump Station Swimming Area 0.05 Fishing Pier Boat Ramp Group Tent Site 0.0 3 0.18 Playground PARK BOUNDARY 600' 1 5 Group Barracks 1.09 Group Picnic Hackberry Hollow Camping Area Group Tent Area 0.16 0.02 Bonham State Park Lake Bois d’Arc Trail 2.7 mi. 0.0 1 4 0. 01 Lake Loop Trail 1.3 mi. 2 0.16 0.24 3 0.14 PARK ENTRANCE 0. 05 Lake Loop 1.3 mi. 3 0. 0. 01 0.18 24 4 Armadillo Trail 1.5 mi. 0.05 0.02 0. 04 36 0. 0. 04 0.38 To Bonham 0.25 58 0. 0.3 4 Park Road leads from Armadillo Trail to Bois d'Arc Trail 2 0.0 0. 61 0.26 Bois d’Arc Trail 0.08 1 27 0.14 NOTES: Nine-banded Armadillo SCALE 0 .25 MI. All trails hiking and biking unless otherwise indicated. Contour intervals are 10 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are in feet. No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or its suitability to a particular use. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the 0.1 Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. © 2018 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4503-0028E (7/18) POINTS OF INTEREST (GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds) 1 CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS PUMP HOUSE 33° 32’ 48.34”N 096° 8’ 33.14” W Erected in 1936, this tower and well once provided water for the park. 3 CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS FIREPLACE AND SEATING 33° 32’ 37.12” N 096° 8’ 29.26” W The CCC built these stone fireplaces, grills, and tables to blend in with the landscape. 5 CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS DAM 33º 32' 48.67" N 96º 8' 56.13" W This earthen dam holds about 19 million gallons of water in the lake. 2 CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS FOOTBRIDGE 33° 32' 39.92" N 096° 8' 30.49" W Cross this historic bridge, constructed by the CCC “boys” in 1935 with local stone. 4 LAKE LOOP REST STOP 33° 32’ 39.63” N 096° 8’ 54.68” W Sit back and enjoy a view of the lake from this tranquil spot. 6 WILDFLOWER FIELD 33° 32’ 56.54” N 096° 8’ 40.18” W Colorful wildflowers like Indian paintbrush and evening primrose blanket this area. 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 (TDD) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Bonham State Park Explore a hidden oasis created by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Get away from it all on over seven miles of hilly hike and bike trails. There’s something for everyone here, from historic picnic spots to prime lake access. Journey through dense, shaded forests and wide-open prairies, and find your new favorite spot. FOR EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1. TRAIL DISTANCE DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTION ARMADILLO TRAIL 1.5 mi. Moderate Wind your way through a dense cedar forest and look for armadillos, foraging for insects in the underbrush. BOIS D’ARC TRAIL 2.7 mi. Challenging Many elevation changes and rocky tread make this a rewarding trek. You’ll see several picnic spots and fireplaces built by the CCC on this trail. GNARLY ROOT TRAIL 1.6 mi. Easy Travel through a hardwood forest below the dam on this trail, perfect for a quick and shaded hike. Connect with the Bois d’Arc Trail for more miles. LAKE LOOP TRAIL 1.3 mi. Easy This relatively flat trail circles most of the lake. Bring your fishing rod to cast a line in a quiet spot, and keep an eye out for wood ducks. STAYING SAFE TRAIL ETIQUETTE KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes. Trash your trash. Keep the park natural. Pack out all of your trash and Leave No Trace. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Your body quickly loses fluids when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart of water per hour of activity. Leave feeding to nature. Feeding wild animals will make them sick and more likely to cause harm to people. TELL OTHERS WHERE YOU’LL BE. If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return. Take only memories and pictures. Please don’t disturb or remove any of the park’s plants, animals or artifacts. WEAR A HELMET. When biking, check with park HQ to match the trail to your skill level. Wear a helmet to protect you
INTERPRETIVE GUIDE Over 80 years of memories have been made here at Bonham State Park; we hope you create your own memories here. THANK YOU FOR VISITING! A HIDDEN OASIS, BONHAM STATE PARK SITS ON 261 ACRES IN CENTRAL FANNIN COUNTY. TUCKED AWAY FROM THE NEARBY METROPLEX, THE PARK OFFERS A REFUGE FROM THE 21ST CENTURY, A PLACE FOR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS TO ENJOY RECREATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES. TUCKED AMONG BLACKLAND PRAIRIE REMNANTS AND MATURE HARDWOOD FORESTS ALONG THE CREEKS, A 65-ACRE LAKE SPARKLES, PROVIDING A HOME FOR A VARIETY OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS. OVER SEVEN MILES While enjoying this natural beauty, please remember that everything you see in the park is protected. Artifacts, rocks, plants, and animals (even snakes) are all part of the region’s rich cultural and natural heritage. Help us keep recreational use sustainable for the future and protect these resources by leaving things as you find them. Help us honor the legacy of the men who developed this beautiful park for many years to come by keeping it safe and clean. We hope you will visit these other state parks while visiting East Texas: Eisenhower State Park 50 Park Road 20, Denison • (903) 465-1956 Ray Roberts Lake State Park – Johnson Branch 100 PW 4153, Valley View • (940) 637-2294 Lake Tawakoni State Park 10822 FM 2475, Wills Point • (903) 560-7123 Visit www.tpwd.texas.gov for more information on these and other Texas state parks and historic sites. Bonham State Park 1363 State Park 24 Bonham, TX 75418-9285 (903) 583-5022 www.tpwd.texas.gov/bonham/ Cover and intro photos courtesy of Danielle Bradley. OF TRAILS AWAIT BOTH NOVICE AND EXPERIENCED HIKERS AND BIKERS. Proud Sponsor of Texas Parks and Wildlife Programs © 2018 TPWD. PWD BR P4503-019J (7/18) 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 (TDD) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD 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. BONHAM STATE PARK B O N H A M S T A T E P A R K MORE THAN A TREE Interwoven through the park’s natural and cultural histories, the bois d’arc tree tells the stories of Bonham State Park. The park is located adjacent to Bois d’Arc Creek, which is considered to be the epicenter of the plant’s range. The Caddo Indians in this area saw the bois d’arc tree as a weapon just waiting to be carved. The highly coveted bows made from its wood travelled the trade routes as far as Arizona, Montana and the Great Plains. In less than 200 years, European settlers to this area would also discover the benefits of this tree species. Upon its original settlement in 1837, the town of Bonham was referred to as Bois d’Arc up until 1844. As this site is in the northern range of the Blackland Prairie, farmers had a difficult time finding cheap wood to fence in their prairie properties. Enter the bois d’arc. Referred to as Osage Orange or “hedge apple,” this species was ideal for creating fence-like hedges that very quickly became “pig tight, horse high and bull strong.” Once grown in, these fences were too dense for a pig to squeeze through, too high for a horse to jump, and too strong for a bull to push over. During this park’s construction, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) quarried stone, constructed fences, and transplanted over two thousand trees. This park is unique in that it showcases four examples of the National Park Service rustic style: the boathouse, dance pavilion, This CCC schematic outlines using bois d’arc posts. concession building (now park headquarters) and the water tower. The CCC also found a use for bois d’arc in their construction of the park; on the single-lane road crossing the dam, bois d’arc posts were used to create the guardrail. While the original posts may not stand along the dam, the legacy this tree left behind stands tall as ever. Bois d’arc is all around us but rarely noticed. Take a moment to reflect, a single tree species helped shape this park’s past. How can it shape your future? CCC LEGACY This 261-acre park epitomizes the CCC-park formula—an earthen dam impounds a small lake, refectory, and landscape features for the purposes of erosion control and public recreation. Between 1933 and 1936, CCC Company 894 camped on this high ground in Fannin County surrounded by longused cotton fields. The enrollees fashioned a pleasant oasis from rocky, scrub b
BONHAM SP BIRD CHECKLIST This checklist is a list of common and specialty birds seen in the park. Staff and volunteers have used previous checklists as well as eBird data to compile these lists. This list should not be used as a comprehensive list of birds seen in this park. Please help us protect the natural avian communities by refraining from using playback tapes of bird songs. Thank you for your cooperation. Waterfowl ___ Canada Goose ___ Wood Duck ___ Blue-winged Teal ___ Northern Shoveler ___ Gadwall ___ American Wigeon ___ Mallard ___ Green-winged Teal ___ Canvasback ___ Redhead ___ Ring-necked Duck ___ Lesser Scaup ___ Bufflehead ___ Hooded Merganser ___ Ruddy Duck Grebes ___ Pied-billed Grebe Pigeons and Doves ___ Rock Pigeon ___ Eurasian Collared-Dove ___ Inca Dove ___ Mourning Dove Cuckoos ___ Greater Roadrunner ___ Yellow-billed Cuckoo Swifts ___ Chimney Swift Hummingbirds ___ Ruby-throated Hummingbird Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ___ American Coot Shorebirds ___ Killdeer ___ Upland Sandpiper ___ Least Sandpiper ___ Wilson’s Snipe ___ Spotted Sandpiper ___ Solitary Sandpiper ___ Greater Yellowlegs Gulls ___ Ring-billed Gull Cormorants and Anhingas ___ Double-crested Cormorant Herons, Ibis, and Allies ___ Great Blue Heron ___ Great Egret ___ Little Blue Heron ___ Cattle Egret ___ Green Heron ___ Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Vultures, Hawks, and Allies ___ Black Vulture ___ Turkey Vulture ___ Mississippi Kite ___ Northern Harrier ___ Cooper’s Hawk ___ Bald Eagle ___ Red-shouldered Hawk ___ Broad-winged Hawk ___ Red-tailed Hawk Owls ___ Great Horned Owl ___ Barred Owl Kingfishers ___ Belted Kingfisher Woodpeckers ___ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker ___ Red-bellied Woodpecker ___ Downy Woodpecker ___ Hairy Woodpecker ___ Northern Flicker Falcons and Caracaras ___ American Kestrel Tyrant Flycatchers: Pewees, Kingbirds, and Allies ___ Eastern Wood-Pewee ___ Eastern Phoebe ___ Great Crested Flycatcher ___ Western Kingbird ___ Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Shrikes ___ Loggerhead Shrike Vireos ___ White-eyed Vireo ___ Blue-headed Vireo ___ Red-eyed Vireo Jays, Magpies, Crows, and Ravens ___ Blue Jay ___ American Crow ___ Fish Crow Martins and Swallows ___ Northern Rough-winged Swallow ___ Purple Martin ___ Barn Swallow ___ Cliff Swallow Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice ___ Carolina Chickadee ___ Tufted Titmouse Treecreepers ___ Brown Creeper Wrens ___ House Wren ___ Winter Wren ___ Carolina Wren Gnatcatchers ___ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Kinglets ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet Thrushes ___ Eastern Bluebird ___ Hermit Thrush ___ American Robin Thrashers ___ Brown Thrasher ___ Northern Mockingbird Starlings and Mynas ___ European Starling Wagtails and Pipits ___ American Pipit Waxwings ___ Cedar Waxwing Old World Sparrows ___ House Sparrow Finches and Allies ___ House Finch ___ Purple Finch ___ American Goldfinch New World Sparrows ___ Chipping Sparrow ___ Field Sparrow ___ Lark Sparrow ___ Fox Sparrow ___ Dark-eyed Junco ___ White-crowned Sparrow ___ Harris’s Sparrow ___ White-throated Sparrow ___ Savannah Sparrow ___ Song Sparrow ___ Lincoln’s Sparrow ___ Swamp Sparrow ___ Eastern Towhee Blackbirds ___ Eastern Meadowlark ___ Orchard Oriole ___ Red-winged Blackbird ___ Brown-headed Cowbird ___ Common Grackle Wood-Warblers ___ Louisiana Waterthrush ___ Orange-crowned Warbler ___ Nashville Warbler ___ Yellow Warbler ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler ___ Wilson’s Warbler Cardinals, Grosbeaks, and Allies ___ Northern Cardinal ___ Blue Grosbeak ___ Indigo Bunting ___ Painted Bunting ___ Dickcissel © 2019 TPWD PWD CD P4503-0028G (5/19) Texas State Parks is a division of the 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. 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.
T E X A S S T A T E P A R K S Bonham S TAT E PA R K PRAIRIES AND LAKES Bonham STATE PARK Set on the shores of a small lake, Bonham State Park offers a selection of attractive and comfortable group facilities, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The group picnic pavilion and the group barracks with a dining hall are perfect for family gatherings. Within the heavily wooded park, visitors can swim, canoe, fish and picnic. Boats are also welcome on the lake. Camping: Campsites with water and electricity. Group Facilities: Group barracks and dining hall. Group tent area (capacity 50). Group picnic pavilion (capacity 75). Picnicking: Picnic tables and grills in day use area. Fishing: Lighted fishing pier. Boating: Boat ramp. Because the lake is small, boats must observe a 5 mph speed limit. Boat Rental: Canoes and paddle boats. Swimming: Unsupervised swim area. Texas State Parks Store: One-of-a-kind items, books, etc. Bonham 271 P24 56 Bonham State Park 78 Located in Fannin County, 1.5 miles southeast of Bonham on Texas 78, then two miles southeast on F.M. 271 to Park Road 24. www.texasstateparks.org Rates and reservations, (512) 389-8900. For information only, (800) 792-1112. Bonham State Park 1363 State Park 24, Bonham, TX 75418 (903) 583-5022 In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2012 TPWD PWD CD P4503-028B (7/12) Printed on recycled paper. Scan with your QR code reader for more info.
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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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