Cleburne

State Park - Texas

Cleburne State Park is located in Johnson County, Texas. The park includes the 116-acre (0.47 km2), spring-fed Cedar Lake that was created by construction of an earthen dam by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Fishing is an extremely popular activity on the lake. Any size boat is allowed on Cedar Lake, but the speed on the lake is restricted to No Wake. Personal Water Crafts or PWCs are not allowed since Cedar Lake is considered a community fishing lake 13 miles (21 km) of mountain bike trails of various skill levels are available in a loop around the park. The terrain on the trail is diverse, including hills and flats. Hiking is also allowed on these trails and there are at least two geocaches located in the park.

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

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Cleburne SP https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/cleburne https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleburne_State_Park Cleburne State Park is located in Johnson County, Texas. The park includes the 116-acre (0.47 km2), spring-fed Cedar Lake that was created by construction of an earthen dam by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Fishing is an extremely popular activity on the lake. Any size boat is allowed on Cedar Lake, but the speed on the lake is restricted to No Wake. Personal Water Crafts or PWCs are not allowed since Cedar Lake is considered a community fishing lake 13 miles (21 km) of mountain bike trails of various skill levels are available in a loop around the park. The terrain on the trail is diverse, including hills and flats. Hiking is also allowed on these trails and there are at least two geocaches located in the park.
For assistance using this map, contact the park. Cleburne State Park TexasStateParks.org/App Largemouth Bass Limit: 5 per day Size: 18 in. min. N #TxStateParks TexasStateParks.org/SocialMedia LEGEND Catfish (Channel and Flathead) Limit: 5 per day (aggregate) Size: Channel – No min. Size: Flathead – 18 in. min. Crappie Limit: 25 per day Size: 10 in. min. Headquarters State Parks Store Park Boundary Coyote Run Nature Trail .94 miles Poplar Point Keyhole 28 27 29 30 23 21 19 17 26 Cedar Lake 46 45 North Creek Crappie Cove Fishing Trail .25 miles Cedar Lodge 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 5 4 3 2 1 Dining Hall Shady Springs Fossil Ridge Trail 15 12 11 14 10 16 Men’s Group Women’s Group Barracks Barracks (Barracks restrooms for renters only) 13 8 6 4 2 9 Park Boundary Park closes at 10 p.m. except to overnight visitors. Texas State Parks Store T-shirts, caps and one-of-a-kind gift items are available at the Texas State Parks Store. 7 5 3 1 Showers Water and Electric Sites SPEED LIMIT 20 ay .83 Hiki mil ng es Tra i Full Hookup Sites Dump Station MPH l Screened Shelters/Cabins Amphitheater FM White-tail Hollow Trail 1.62 miles Hiking Trail 14 34 PARK ROAD 21 Camp Creek Loop 1.3 miles Fossil Ridge Trail Park Boundary Cedar Grove Biking Trail Playground Bluecat Bottoms Fishing Trail .18 miles Baseball Field Group Barracks Group Camp Picnic Area Fossil Ridge Trail 2.45 miles Group Building Designated Swimming Area PLEASE NOTE Parking • CHECK OUT time is 12 p.m. or renew permit by 9 a.m. (pending site availability). CHECK IN time is 2 p.m. • Public consumption or display of any alcoholic beverage is prohibited. • A maximum of eight people permitted per campsite. Non-overnight guests must leave the park by 10 p.m. Quiet time is from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. • Excess parking fee is required at campsites with more than two vehicles (including trailers). • Campsite must be kept clean; all trash must be picked up before you leave. Dumpsters are conveniently located on all camping loops. • Pets must be on a leash no longer than six feet and under your control at all times. Pets are not allowed in any buildings or the beach area. • Only one unit per site is permitted to hook up to utilities. • GRAY WATER AND BLACK WATER MUST BE DISCHARGED ONLY AT APPROPRIATE SITES. • Pole and line fishing only. • Gathering of firewood is prohibited. • All plants and wildlife protected by law. • Valid permit is required on windshield of each vehicle in park. All vehicles must remain on pavement. • Numbered sites are for overnight camping only. NO PICNICKING. • Permit required for all areas. • Stop the spread of invasive species. CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY your boat. 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. © 2021 TPWD PWD MP P4503-013A (2/21) 21 NO WAKE Sandy Flats Fishing Trail .17 miles 6 Restrooms PARK ROAD illw Perch Point Fishing Trail .12 miles 3 33 2 22 20 18 50 47 Limestone Ridge Trail 3.4 miles Sp 52 51 49 48 44 25 24 31 57 4 5 5 5 8 5 6 53 5 Fossil R idge Trai l Swim at your own risk. NO LIFEGUARD on duty. Children must be supervised by an adult that can swim. Always swim with a friend. #BetterOutside Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. PARK RESERVATIONS TexasStateParks.org ParquesDeTexas.org (512) 389-8900 Boat Ramp Fishing Fishing Pier Scenic Overlook Wi-Fi Residence Maintenance 5800 Park Road 21 Cleburne, TX 76033 (817) 645-4215 Proud Sponsor of Texas State Parks
Cleburne State Park Trails Map 900 ' 850' 5800 Park Road 21 Cleburne, TX 76033 (817) 645-4215 www.texasstateparks.org 85 0' West Fork Camp Creek 893' North Creek Camp Loop Fossil Ridge Trail Cedar Grove Camp Loop 0.08 LEGEND Perch Point Fishing Trail 0.1 mi. 0.1 2 Poplar Point Camp Loop Beach Day Use Area 7 0.1 Headquarters 6 Coyote Run Day Use Area 850' Fossil Ridge Trail 2.5 mi. 0.1 3 Keyhole Camp Loop Shady Springs Camp Loop 1.14 901' Restrooms Parking 17 0. Picnic Area Sandy Flats Fishing Trail 0.2 mi. Hiking Only Trail Coyote Run Nature Trail 1.1 mi. 1 0.8 29 0. Scenic Overlook FISHING PIER Swimming Area Cedar Lake 0' 85 Boat Ramp 0.25 Water/Electric Camping 80 Playground Raccoon Hollow Day Use Area 0' Fishing Area Crappie Cove Fishing Trail 0.3 mi. 0.1 0' 90 1 0.1 Dining Hall Cabin (limited use) 9 0.7 Screened Shelters 5 Bird Blind 0.18 Bluecat Bottoms Fishing Trail 0.2 mi. White-tail Hollow Trail 1.9 mi. 4 All trails allow hiking and biking unless otherwise indicated. Contour intervals are 10 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are in feet. 800' 7 0.0 Fossil Ridge Trail 9 0.0 Spillway Trail 0.7 mi. 0' 85 Limestone Ridge Inner Loop Trail 1.7 mi. 1 0.25 0' 85 1.67 1.07 2 0.2 No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or to the suitability of the data to a particular use. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. 0.1 90 0' 0.1 2 09 0. POINTS OF INTEREST 0.25 870' CCC SPILLWAY Spillway Trail Limestone Ridge Trail 1.7 mi. CAMP CREEK DAY USE AREA 0.07 32.2542° -97.5511° A great place to watch for white-tailed deer and other wildlife. 0.11 2 CAMP CREEK BRIDGE urn 21 PARK ROAD 21 OVERLOOK 32.2623° -97.5577° The CCC designed the park road to reveal views like this one of Cedar Lake. -97.5622° 85 0' CRAPPIE COVE FISHING AREA 32.2633° A peaceful place for bank fishing. Camp Creek 800' CEDAR LAKE BEACH 800' 32.2696° -97.5622° Take a swim in the spring-fed waters of Cedar Lake. 1434 800' ' 750 85 0' 6 0.9 5 e Camp Creek Loop 1.1 mi. 32.2553° -97.5517° The CCC built this historic bridge over Camp Creek. 4 Camp Creek Day Use Area leb 3 3 70 0' 2 5 1.6 32.2621° -97.5528° See the historical highlight of the park, a three-tiered limestone spillway built by the CCC. to C 1 750' (GPS coordinates shown in decimal degrees) In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2020 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4503-0013J (7/20) 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. TRAIL DISTANCE TIME DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTION CAMP CREEK LOOP 1.1 mi. 1 hr. (Round Trip) Moderate Look for bur oaks and five-lobed Virginia creeper vines on this short loop hike along West Camp Creek. Stop and enjoy the view as you cross the historic Camp Creek Bridge built by the CCC. FOSSIL RIDGE TRAIL 2.5 mi. (One Way) 1.5 hrs. (One Way) Challenging Follow the ups and downs of this trail along the park boundary to see a variety of picturesque landscapes. Extend your adventure by connecting to the Camp Creek Loop or the Coyote Run Nature Trail. WHITE-TAIL HOLLOW TRAIL 1.9 mi. (Round Trip) 1.25 hrs. (Round Trip) Easy This trail starts with a scenic walk through the woods and ends with a view overlooking Cedar Lake as you cross the historic dam built by the CCC. SPILLWAY TRAIL 0.7 mi. (One Way) 1 hr. (Round Trip) Moderate Take this trail for the best view of the impressive three-tiered spillway that the CCC carved by hand out of the Comanche Peak limestone. COYOTE RUN NATURE TRAIL 1.1 mi (One Way) 1 hr. (Round Trip) Moderate Bikers and hikers alike enjoy the lake views from the limestone hilltops along this nature trail that connects with the Spillway and Fossil Ridge trails. LIMESTONE RIDGE 1.7 mi. (One Way) TRAIL with 1 hr. (One Way) Challenging INNER LOOP TRAIL 1.7 mi. (One Way) 2 hrs. (One Way) This challenging trail twists along the rugged limestone cliffs. While bikers delight in its snaky switchbacks, it is easy to get disoriented while hiking, so bring a compass or GPS unit so you don’t get lost. Take the inner loop trail for the maximum mileage. CRAPPIE COVE FISHING TR
INTERPRETIVE GUIDE THINGS TO DO AT CLEBURNE STATE PARK Cleburne State Park is a quiet retreat with a rich history, under an hour’s drive from Fort Worth. We hope you enjoy your visit! • Cast your line into Cedar Lake and see what you catch. The fishing trails will take you to some of the best fishing spots on the lake where you can catch largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, and bluegill. • Enjoy the park’s mountain biking trails that wind through shaded landscapes, around Cedar Lake, and past the CCC spillway. Beginner riders should be cautious; some of the trails are challenging and have steep descents and climbs. • Take a swim or launch a boat on Cedar Lake. Boating is low speed only (no wake), which makes the 116-acre lake ideal for canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boating. • Camp out under the stars, relax in a screened shelter, or rent out the Group Camp or Cedar Lodge group facilities for your next reunion. • Hike the park’s trails to discover rugged limestone hills and stunning views. The trails range from easy to challenging – be sure to get a trail map at park headquarters. Camp Creek Bridge, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, is easy to see from the scenic park road. FROM 1935 TO 1940, THE YOUNG MEN OF THE CCC BUILT A DAM TO IMPOUND SPRING-FED CEDAR LAKE, THE PARK ROAD, AND OTHER FACILITIES USING LOCAL MATERIALS AND MANUAL LABOR. WORKS PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION CREWS CONTINUED WORK AT THE PARK THROUGH 1944. TODAY YOU CAN ENJOY FISHING, SWIMMING, OR BOATING ON THE 116-ACRE NO-WAKE LAKE, CAMP OUT UNDER THE Please help us care for the natural and cultural resources of Cleburne State Park by leaving things as you found them and staying on designated trails. All animals, plants, fossils, and artifacts are protected by state law so that everyone can enjoy them. Cleburne State Park 5800 Park Road 21 • Cleburne, TX 76033 (817) 645-4215 • www.tpwd.texas.gov/cleburne/ STARS, OR HIKE AND BIKE THE PARK’S WINDING TRAILS. © 2019 TPWD. PWD BR P4503-013K (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. CLEBURNE S TAT E P A R K C L E B U R N E S T A T E P A R K THE PEOPLE BEFORE THE PARK THE MAN BEHIND THE DREAM C Civilian Conservation Corps Company 3804 in 1939 BUILDING PARKS – CREATING HOPE The City of Cleburne acquired and donated 508 acres of land in 1935 for development of a state park. CCC Company 3804 lived here from 1935 to 1940, transforming this land from hardscrabble cedar brakes to a recreational oasis. In addition to the dam, Cedar Lake, and the park road, the 200-man camp also built entrance portals, a park residence, a maintenance area, and outdoor fireplaces. The rugged landscape at Cleburne State Park began as a shallow sea during the Cretaceous age. This ancient sea left traces of fossils in the local limestone, and supports a rich ecosystem at the park today. USFWS/STEVE MASLOWSKI President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) as part of his New Deal for America, an economic plan to help the country recover from the Great Depression. CCC work improved undeveloped land across the country, and gave hope and income to the enrollees and their families. The young men of the CCC left life on Depression-era farms to spend their days building Cedar Lake and its scenic roadway for you to enjoy. NATURAL WONDERS Ashe juniper, commonly known as cedar, covers the park’s chalky white bluffs. The park also supports Texas red oaks, live oaks, and bur oaks. The combination of mature Ashe juniper and oak woodlands creates the right habitat for the golden-cheeked warbler. These endangered birds are threatened by habitat loss. Development has reduced their range to a few dozen counties in central Texas, but visitors still occasionally spot these rare birds in the park. The park’s juniper oak woodland is also habitat for a rare orchid species. To keep them occupied after work hours, the CCC enrollees had boxing, wrestling, baseball, volleyball, and swimming to keep them fit, and a workshop, classrooms, a library, and a reading room to keep their minds sharp. Cleburne State Park is in a transition
TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE BIRDS OF CLEBURNE STATE PARK AND VICINITY A FIELD CHECKLIST 2009 Cover: Illustration of Downy Woodpecker by Rob Fleming. May 2009 INTRODUCTION C leburne State Park is located in southwestern Johnson County and encompasses 528 acres. Within the park there is a small reservoir, Cedar Lake, on the West Fork of Camp Creek. The reservoir is surrounded by wooded hillsides. The park is located within the Blackland Prairies physiographic region, although in many respects the landscape is more like the Lampasas Cut Plains. Ashe Juniper-oak woodlands occur on the slopes and ridgetops surrounding Cedar Lake. In some areas around the lake there are dense stands of pure Ashe Juniper. On the south and west facing slopes, the woodlands are more open and diverse. These woodlands provide habitat for a greater diversity of bird life. Bur Oaks, Pecan, and Cedar Elms dominate the woodlands along Camp Creek. Within this riparian zone are also scattered Texas Oaks and Hackberries. Along the creek bed, there are even a few Sycamores, Cottonwoods, and Black Willows. These woodlands are very diverse and offer excellent habitat to a wide variety of birds. There are several miles of trails through the park. The Spill­ way Hiking Trail includes a one-mile loop along Camp Creek and probably offers the best birding opportunities. The Coyote Run Nature Trail passes through the Ashe Juniper-oak woodlands and therefore different birds are likely to be found along the riparian woodlands. The park offers a self-guided tour booklet for this 2.4-mile trail. Although Cedar Lake is small, it attracts many waterbirds, particularly during the winter months when there are fewer boats on the water. This checklist was compiled by Charles W. Easley of Cleburne. It includes species that have been reported within Johnson County. Those species that have been found within Cleburne State Park are delineated within the checklist. This checklist is the result of 43 years of record-keeping and study of migration in Johnson County by Mr. Easley and others. The compiler would like to thank the following people who have furnished data and information for this checklist: Jimmy Aiken, David Arbour, Richard Dilts, Chris Easley, Chuck Easley, Kevin Easley, Velia Easley, Twyla Bothe, and David Smith. 1 You can contribute to this checklist by reporting new and unusual sightings or changes in status. You may leave your sightings at the park headquarters or mail them to the Natural Resources Program, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744. Nomenclature and organization for this checklist follow the 7th edition of the American Ornithologists Union Check-list of North American Birds. Please help us protect the natural avian communities in our park by the correct and prudent use of playback tapes of bird songs. Frequent use of these tapes during breeding season may disrupt nesting cycles, territorial behaviors, and may lead to nest failure. Thank you for your cooperation. LEGEND A – Abundant - should be seen on 75% or more of trips in proper season and habitat. C – Common - should be seen on 50% or more of trips in proper season and habitat. F – Fairly Common - should be seen on 25% or more of trips in proper season and habitat. U – Uncommon - should be seen on 10% or more of trips in proper season and habitat. R – Rare - generally of annual occurrence, but not always present on a given day. X – Accidental - only 1 or 2 records in the last 34 years I – Irregular - absent some years, present in others < – Recorded in Cleburne State Park * – Confirmed nesting in Johnson County SP – S – F – W– Spring Summer Fall Winter March-May June-August September-November December-February 2 CHECKLIST SP ___ Black-bellied Whistling Duck ............................ < ___ Greater White-fronted Goose ............................. < ___ Snow Goose ........................................................... < ___ Canada Goose ....................................................... ___ Tundra Swan ........................................................ < ___ Wood Duck*........................................................... < ___ Gadwall .................................................................. ___ Eurasian Wigeon................................................... < ___ American Wigeon ................................................. < ___ Mallard ................................................................... < ___ Blue-winged Teal .................................................. < ___ Cinnamon Teal...................................................... < ___ Northern Shoveler ................................................ < ___ Northern Pintail ................................................... < ___ Green-winged Teal ............................................... < ___ Canvasback ............................................................ < ___ Redhead ...............................
T E X A S S T A T E P A R K S Cleburne S TAT E PA R K PRAIRIES AND LAKES Cleburne STATE PARK Bubbling springs feed the cool, clear waters of Cedar Lake, the center piece of Cleburne State Park built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The Reservoir’s 116-acre size makes it ideal for canoeing, kayaking, boating and fishing. Visitors can also enjoy swimming, hiking and camping in the park’s shady grounds. Experience Cleburne State Park, an ideal getaway from the stresses of modern life. Camping: Multiple campsites with water/electricity and water/electricity/sewer; screened shelters; limited-use cabins. Group Facilities: Group Camp with two barracks, private bath and dining hall (capacity 48); Group Day-use Lodge w/kitchen (capacity 48); Sponsored Youth Group Primitive Camping Area (capacity 56). Trails: Over 13 miles of hike and bike trails. Boating: Cedar Lake is a NO WAKE lake. Boat ramp available with valid day permit. Fishing: Fishing trails provide bank access around lake. ADA-accessible fishing pier. Possible catches: largemouth bass, crappie and catfish. Picnicking: 4 day-use areas with picnic tables and grills. Texas State Parks Store: Drinks, snacks, ice, wood, souvenirs. y Chisholm Trail Pkw 171 174 35E 67 Cleburne State Park Cleburne P21 35W 174 171 Glen Rose Located in Johnson County, six miles southwest of Cleburne on U.S. 67 to Park Road 21, then southwest on Park Road 21 for six miles. Cleburne State Park 5800 Park Road 21, Cleburne, TX 76033 • (817) 645-4215 www.texasstateparks.org Rates and reservations: (512) 389-8900. For info only: (800) 792-1112. © 2017 TPWD PWD CD P4503-013G (8/17) 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.
-Official- FA C I L I T I E S MAPS Get the Mobile App: ACTIVITIES texasstateparks.org/app Toyota Tundra Let your sense of adventure be your guide with the Toyota Official Vehicle of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation Tundra — built to help you explore all that the great state of Texas has to offer. | toyota.com/trucks BUILT HERE. LIVES HERE. ASSEMBLED IN TEXAS WITH U.S. AND GLOBALLY SOURCED PARTS. Contents 4 6 8 10 Activities and Programs Parks Near You Places to Stay Recreational Vehicles 12 Tips for Time in Nature Ray Roberts Devils River 14 Visitor Fees and Passes Directory TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT 18 Big Bend Country 26 34 48 56 64 80 86 Gulf Coast TPW COMMISSION S. Reed Morian, Chairman Houston Arch “Beaver” Aplin, III, Vice-Chairman Lake Jackson James E. Abell Kilgore Oliver J. Bell Cleveland Anna B. Galo Laredo Jeffery D. Hildebrand Houston Jeanne W. Latimer San Antonio Robert L. “Bobby” Patton, Jr. Fort Worth Dick Scott Wimberley T. Dan Friedkin, Chairman-Emeritus Houston Lee Marshall Bass, Chairman-Emeritus Fort Worth Hill Country Panhandle Plains Pineywoods Prairies and Lakes South Texas Plains Carter P. Smith Executive Director Rodney Franklin State Parks Director Josh Havens Communications Director Facilities and Activities Index 44 State Parks Map Special thanks to Toyota and advertisers, whose generous support made this guide possible. Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Cover photo: Tyler State Park, Chase Fountain Texas State Parks Official Guide, Seventeenth Edition © TPWD PWD BK P4000-000A (5/20) 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. In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. WELCOME from Rodney Franklin, State Parks Director   Texas contains some of the most diverse public lands in the country. There is a wealth of cultural heritage. Wildlife abounds, landscapes flourish with beauty and our history is abundant. Your state parks are a part of the legacy that makes Texas proud. The people of Texas recently helped secure that legacy for future generations by voting yes to Proposition 5. Thank you! These 630,000-plus acres showcase some of our state’s greatest treasures. Parks help people make memories with family and find respite in nature’s playground. They strengthen local economies and bind communities. Most of all, parks enable each of us to spend time outside to recharge, be healthy and relax in our own way. I invite you to enjoy your state parks, exploring the best of Texas with friends and family. The parks are here for you. They belong to you. Please visit, have fun, and help protect them forever! Thank you, Texas! Texans voted to approve passage of Proposition 5 in the November 5, 2019 election. Now 100% of the sporting goods sales tax will go to fund the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission. This funding will help secure the future of local parks, state parks and historic sites for generations to come, all without increasing taxes. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude. See what’s in store for Texas State Parks: texasstateparks.org/better ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMS What is there to do in state parks? Enjoy a family picnic, tour a hallowed historic site or choose from some of these visitor favorites: Bike Pedal across parks at any speed, in any style, with any group. Choose the routes, surfaces and distances that fit your comfort zone. Walk Start with a shorter loop, tackle tougher terrain or join a guided tour. Fish Fish without a license in as many as 70 state parks. Many offer tackle loaner programs and special learnto-fish events. Boat or Paddle Rent canoes and kayaks, explore a Texas Paddling Trail or launch a boat. View Wildlife Discover the birds, mammals and plants that live in Texas. Many parks have signage and checklists to help you learn more about the wildlife around you. 4 Camp Swim Find a site that meets your needs. Test out new recipes, share your favorite stories and enjoy the stars. Beat the heat at creeks, rivers, lakes, springs, pools and ocean beaches. More information & reservations: texasstateparks.org (512) 389-8900 Many state parks offer special guided and self-guided progra
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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