Huntsville

State Park - Texas

Huntsville State Park is a wooded recreational area, six miles (10 km) southwest of Huntsville, Texas, within Walker County and the Sam Houston National Forest. The park is dominated by loblolly pine and shortleaf pine trees. White-tailed deer, raccoons, opossums, armadillos, and fox squirrels live in the park. 218 species of birds have been documented either on the ground or flying over the park. Lake Raven has crappie, bluegill, catfish and bass. Occasionally alligators have been spotted in the lake.

maps

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

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

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Sam Houston National Forest (NF) in Texas. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Sam Houston MVUM - 2020

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Sam Houston National Forest (NF) in Texas. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Hunter Camp Map of Sam Houston National Forest (NF) in Texas. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Sam Houston - Hunter Camp Map 2020

Hunter Camp Map of Sam Houston National Forest (NF) in Texas. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

brochures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Information brochure of Huntsville State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Huntsville - State Park Information

Information brochure of Huntsville State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Official Texas State Parks Guide. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Texas State - Official Texas State Parks Guide

Official Texas State Parks Guide. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Official Texas State Parks Guide (español). Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Texas State - Guía de Parques

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

Huntsville SP https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/huntsville https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntsville_State_Park Huntsville State Park is a wooded recreational area, six miles (10 km) southwest of Huntsville, Texas, within Walker County and the Sam Houston National Forest. The park is dominated by loblolly pine and shortleaf pine trees. White-tailed deer, raccoons, opossums, armadillos, and fox squirrels live in the park. 218 species of birds have been documented either on the ground or flying over the park. Lake Raven has crappie, bluegill, catfish and bass. Occasionally alligators have been spotted in the lake.
For assistance using this map, contact the park. Huntsville State Park TexasStateParks.org/App Exit 109 PARK ROAD 40 N Trailhead Parking 142 143 145 139 146 144 147 149 138 148 151 137 150 154 152 127 128 153 129 131 155 125 132 126 156 136 124 130 133 123 135 134 157 27 30 29 28 26 15 23 22 21 16 24 25 20 Prairie Branch Camping Area 141 140 14 17 122 18 19 Trailhead Parking 8 7 13 6 5 12 11 4 10 Shelter sites 1-30 3 2 1 9 61 65 66 67 68 69 70 8081 76 79 63 62 71 74 72 75 77 78 83 82 89 84 85 87 #BetterOutside Headquarters State Parks Store Boat Rentals Restrooms Showers Water Only Sites Water and Electric Sites Full Hookup Sites Dump Station Shelter with Water/ Electric hookups Amphitheater Nature Center Picnic Area Group Screened Shelter Group Recreation Hall Swimming Parking Boat Ramp Fishing Pier Fish Cleaning Playground Park Host Residence Maintenance Texas State Parks Store 73 (Wakeless speed enforced.) T-shirts, caps and one-of-a-kind gift items are available at the park store located at our day-use area. Lodge 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 P4505-044G (2/21) #TxStateParks LEGEND PLEASE NOTE As a State Park, the primary focus of this site is to provide recreational opportunities while maintaining public safety and protecting fragile park resources. Help us to protect this special place and provide for everybody’s enjoyment by following some simple guidelines: • Camping is permitted in designated, numbered sites only. Camping at designated sites helps protect fragile vegetation and minimizes soil compaction. Trailhead Parking • Numbered sites are for overnight camping only. NO PICNICKING. • CHECK OUT time is 12 p.m. Renewal requests should be made by 9 a.m. (subject to site availability). • All vehicles must remain on the pavement. This protects the park’s fragile vegetation and SPEED minimizes soil compaction and erosion. LIMIT • A valid permit must be displayed on the windshield of all vehicles in the park. 20 • An extra vehicle fee is required at each campsite with more than two vehicles (including trailers). MPH • Public consumption or display of any alcoholic beverage is prohibited. All outdoor areas within the park are “public.” SPEED LIMIT • A maximum of eight people are permitted per campsite. Overcrowding damages vegetation, increases soil compaction and often leads to noise problems. 20 MPH • Quiet hours are enforced from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and guests who do not have a camping permit must leave the park by 10 p.m. Respect your fellow campers. Excessive noise can ruin your neighbor’s outdoor experience. • Keep camp and picnic areas clean. Please recycle appropriate litter and deposit trash in trash dumpsters. Leaving no trace of your visit helps keep the park beautiful and reduces the chance of Campsites 1-25 human/animal conflicts. 10 9 • Black water and gray water can only be discharged at the dump station. This water carries 12 7 bacteria that can spread serious illnesses and food particles that can attract undesirable animals, including fire ants. 8 14 11 5 • Only one camping unit per site is permitted to hook up to utilities. 13 6 • Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and must not be left unattended. This keeps 3 15 16 them and others safe while protecting wildlife. 4 1 • Fires are permitted only in designated fire rings or pedestal grills. Ground fires scar rocks and soil 17 2 and may cause wildfires. 20 Raven Hill 26 19 • Gathering firewood is prohibited. Dead wood is an important source of food and shelter to wildlife 22 Camping Area and it replenishes nutrients in the soil. 25 21 27 23 • Swim at your own risk in the designated swimming area only. NO LIFEGUARD is on duty. 28 24 Trailhead 29 • Pets or glass containers are not allowed in the swimming area. Parking 30 Pets can create unsanitary conditions and may feel threatened by 31 strangers in close proximity. Broken glass can cause serious injury 32 49 to bare feet. 47 Campsites 33 51 116 115 113 112 • Loud music is prohibited. Respect your fellow park visitors. 26-59 117 110 48 36 34 Excessive noise can ruin your neighbor’s outdoor experience. 52 108 50 35 • Boating is permitted at wakeless speeds only. Excessive wake can 53 38 118 114 111 107 54 41 37 119 109 disturb wildlife and pose a hazard to non-m
Huntsville State Park Trails Map 370' 429' 400' 35 0' 342' 400' 362' To Huntsville 400 ' 400' 384' 40 565 Park Road 40 W Huntsville, TX 77340 (936) 295-5644 www.texasstateparks.org 0' 350 ' 350' 365' 350' LEGEND 381' 375' TO CONROE Boat Rentals Swimming Area Day Use Area Hiking Only Trail Park Entrance 300 ' ' 400 0' 9 0.0 All ig Bra ator nch 35 ' 350 Restrooms Parking Headquarters Park Store Nature Center Campgrounds Boat Ramp Fishing Pier SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL FOREST 2 3 0.3 1.55 340' 40 0.07 Chinquapin Trail 317' Triple C Trail 8.5 mi. (round trip) I-45 ' 350 0.74 350' 0. 22 0.35 350 ' Big Prairie Branch Loop 1.5 mi. (round trip) 355' 40A 350' 0.48 350' HIGHLY ERROSIVE TRAIL HIKING ONLY ' Chi n Cre quapi n ek 0.74 Chinquapin Trail 6.8 mi. 350 8 1.7 0.2 7 0.4 1.64 375' 300' Loblolly Trail 0.2 mi. 0.11 9 2.3 0.0 4 Coloneh Trail 0.8 mi. 0.06 373' 0.42 4 0.4 Raven Hill Camping Area 341' ' 0' 35 5 0.35 Prairie Branch Camping Area 350 0.05 1.15 0.11 0.16 Dogwood Trail 1.8 mi. 0.0 2 Chinquapin Trail 318' Shelters Coloneh Camping Area 0.07 313' 0.2 350' 0.09 6 Little Chinqua pin Creek 4 350' 0' ' All trails and roads can be used for hiking and biking unless otherwise indicated. 350 Triple C Cutoff 0.6 mi. Chinquapin Trail 0. 42 Contour intervals are 10 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are 365' in feet. 350' 1 0.37 0.76 0' 1.4 5 vic eR oa d Chinquapin Cutoff No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or its suitability to a particular use. 35 0.0 6 0.1 ie Br a Cree nch k 0' Sp 333' Prair 30 0.0 6 illw ay Se r 05 0. 0.05 350' NOTES: 0. 92 35 Lake Raven 0.64 359' 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. © 2020 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4505-0044D (7/20) 358' 0' 35 Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 300' 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. 327' POINTS OF INTEREST 1 250' HEADWATER BOARDWALKS 30.6338° -95.5386° Hike above wetlands and marshes of Lake Raven’s headwaters. An excellent place for viewing birds, dragonflies, and other wildlife species. 3 4 CCC CULVERTS 30.6339° -95.5208° An excellent example of CCC craftsmanship built by Company 1823. The company was made up of African-American veterans of the First World War. CCC LODGE 30.6132° -95.5337° Built by the CCC in 1939, the lodge was a major feature of the park and designed to blend with its natural surroundings. 5 BIRD BLIND 6 FLATWATER PONDS ' 300 30.6209° -95.5288° Located just off the Coloneh Trail, this blind gives you an opportunity to view a wide variety of birds, including the Great Blue Heron, Pileated Woodpecker, Great White Egret, Red-shouldered Hawk and many other species. 30.6154° -95.5207° The Triple C Trail partially dams Little Chinquapin Creek to create a unique wetland area in the middle of the forest. 0' 30 HISTORIC DAM AND SPILLWAY 30.6095° -95.5341° Originally constructed by the CCC to create Lake Raven, the 1,000-foot earthen dam failed in 1940 and was not rebuilt until funds from timber sales were raised in 1956. 30 0' 2 (GPS coordinates shown in decimal degrees)
INTERPRETIVE GUIDE HUNTSVILLE STATE PARK Huntsville State Park is a recreational and cultural area but also a nature preserve. Please help us protect the park’s resources and your safety by following park rules. HUNTSVILLE STATE PARK OPENS A DOOR TO 2,000 ACRES OF OUTDOOR ADVENTURE, FAMILY FUN, NATURE, AND HISTORY. YOU CAN CAMP, CATCH A BASS, SWIM, PICNIC, HIKE OR BIKE MORE THAN 20 MILES OF TRAILS. THE BEATING HEART OF A Call the park to schedule your group for programs on natural and cultural history. Park interpreters staff a nature center and offer a variety of programs. Check with park headquarters for more information. Huntsville State Park 565 Park Road 40 W P.O. Box 508 Huntsville, TX 77342-0508 (936) 295-5644 www.tpwd.texas.gov/huntsville www.facebook.com/HuntsvilleSP/ PROUD COMMUNITY, THE PARK CONNECTS YOU TO PAST AND PRESENT. © 2020 TPWD. PWD BR P4505-044Q (4/20) 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. H U N T S V I L L E S T A T E P A R K NATURAL HISTORY CCC Company 1823, composed of African American veterans of World War I, built a large earthen dam and constructed a road along the lake shore and built a concession building of stone and timber. CULTURAL HISTORY People have lived here for thousands of years. In the 1500s, when Europeans began exploring this area, they found Bidai Indians. The Bidai hunted and farmed the land. Half of them died from disease during the 1770s. The survivors joined other tribes and left the area during the 1850s. Anglo Americans founded the town of Huntsville just after the Texas Revolution in 1837 with a trading post and post office. Republic of Texas president and Texas state governor Sam Houston lived in Huntsville for many years and is buried here. Park features including Lake Raven and the Raven Hill Campground recall Houston’s Cherokee name: the Raven. After the Civil War, the forest surrounding the community felt the ax of the East Texas logging boom. Loggers cut thousands of acres in this area, including what is now Huntsville State Park. But logging of park land stopped before the First World War. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Huntsville community united to build a new park. President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal sent a 200-man Civilian Conservation Corps company to do the job. The company’s African American enrollees dammed up creeks to construct Lake Raven. They replanted the forest and constructed the park lodge and other features. Heavy rain caused the dam to collapse in 1940, delaying the park’s completion for ten years. But it opened to the public on May 18, 1956. OUTDOOR RECREATION Huntsville’s plant and animal communities include mixed pine and hardwood forests, lake, and wetland. This rich and diverse habitat is a beacon that brings life in many forms to the park. More than 250 bird species have been seen at Huntsville. The park’s variety of habitats support both migrant and year-round resident birds. Birders use the Coloneh Trail blind to observe both forest and wetland species. Songbirds, herons, hawks, ducks, and even bald eagles have all been observed at the park. The lake and wetlands also support animals including otter, beaver, and American alligators. Beavers built small ponds in the eastern end of Lake Raven at Little Chinquapin Creek. Their work feeds them while adding new habitat that increases the diversity of life. The ponds slow the flow of stream water and allow the entry of new types of aquatic plants. When beavers cut down trees they favor certain species, changing the forest. A few American alligators live in the park wetlands. Top predators, alligators hunt in marsh areas along the water’s edge. They are most active at night during the summer and at day during the winter. L ake Raven is known for the quality size bass you can catch here. White and yellow bass, sunfish, flathead, and channel catfish also patrol the lake in search of food. Paddlers enjoy journeys against a cathedral forest backdrop. Within a designated area, you can even go swimming. Over 20 miles of rustic trails through the forest provide adventure and scenic beauty. They offer some
TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE BIRDS OF HUNTSVILLE S T A T E P A R K A FIELD CHECKLIST 2006 Cover: Illustration of Pileated Woodpecker by Jared Faulk. INTRODUCTION H untsville State Park, in Walker County, Texas, is situated near the western edge of the southern pine belt. The park’s avifauna is typical of woodland habitats across the southern and southeastern United States. The vegetation of the park is dominated by loblolly pine, with mid and under stories consisting mainly of sweetgum, sassafras, red maple, various oaks and dogwood. Pure hardwood stands are restricted largely to the four creek bottoms found in the park, with the most common trees being black willow, river birch, will and water oak, black gum, green ash, and American and cedar elm. Areas rich in hardwoods offer excellent birding opportunities during spring migration. Wood warblers, thrushes and vireos can be common in the park during in late April and early May. However, the most dynamic season is summer, when the forest is alive with the song’s of the park’s breeding birds. Fourteen species of warblers have been found in the park in summer. A dominate feature of the park is the 210-acre Lake Raven. However, because of narrow configuration and unpredictable visitor use in winter the lake may not attract large numbers of waterfowl. There is also an absence of exposed shoreline. As a result, shorebird habitat does not often exist in the park. However, periodic lowering of the water level in the lake can produce excellent habitat. This checklist includes 230 species, 218 species which have been observed either within the park boundaries or have been observed overhead, and 14 species which are considered hypothetical. The latter are based on well-documented area records. This checklist was compiled by Kelly Bryan and updated by Oscar Carmona. The organization and nomenclature of the birds listed here follow the American Ornithologist’s Union Check-list of North American Birds, 7th edition as currently supplemented. Because we will be updating this checklist as additional observations are made, we solicit your help and ask that you report new or unusual sightings or observations. Reports may be sent to the Natural Resources Program, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744 or may be left at the park headquarters for forwarding. 1 Please help us protect the natural avian communities in our parks by refraining from using playback tapes of bird songs. Frequent use of these tapes disrupts essential territorial behavior and may lead to nest failure. Thank you for your cooperation. LEGEND Seasons Sp S F W – – – – spring (March – May) summer (June – July) fall (August – November) winter (December – February) c – common: more than 10 per day; to be expected in proper habitat. – uncommon: 1 to 10 per day; usually present but may be overlooked. Flocking species may be more abundant, but are not found every day. – occasional: not always present but usually encountered at least once during season indicated, may occur in a narrow time frame within a season or in a very specialized habitat, numbers may vary. – rare: few records: not expected every season or year. – accidental: represented by two of fewer sightings. – irregular and unpredictable: may occur in numbers; some years totally absent. – hypothetical: no verified sightings from within the park, but to be looked for in the season indicated. – has nested in the park, or nesting is suspected. – abundance designations apply only at times of low lake levels. Abundance u o r x i H • * 2 CHECKLIST Sp S F W ___ Black-bellied Whistling-Duck ................. r r r r ___ Greater White-fronted Goose ................ o ___ Snow Goose ............................................. u o u r ___ Canada Goose .......................................... o ___•Wood Duck ............................................... c o c r c ___ Gadwall ..................................................... o ___ American Wigeon .................................... u o o o c ___ Mallard ...................................................... c ___ Blue-winged Teal ..................................... c u c c r ___ Northern Shoveler .................................. o ___ Northern Pintail ...................................... r o r o r ___ Green-winged Teal .................................. u ___ Canvasback ............................................... o o o u o ___ Redhead .................................................... r ___ Ring-necked Duck .................................... u r o r c ___ Lesser Scaup ............................................. u ___ Bufflehead ................................................ o r u r ___ Common Goldeneye ............................... ___ Hooded Merganser .................................. r r r r c ___ Ruddy Duck .............................................. r r o ___ Wild Turkey ..........
In Case of Emergency: Dial 911 Huntsville For emergency use only. S T A T E P A R K Park Rules A complete list of rules and regulations is available at the office, and posted throughout the park. »» Absolutely do not feed or annoy the alligators or any other wildlife. »» Public consumption or display of alcohol is prohibited. »» Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. »» Loud music is not permitted at any time. »» Pets must be kept on a leash at all times and are not permitted in the lake. »» Gathering of firewood is prohibited. Reservations For detailed information on reservations and cancellation policy, visit www.tpwd.texas.gov/ state-parks/park-reservation-information/ Reserve campsites and group facilities 11 months in advance through the reservation call center or online. You must pay the first day/night’s facility charge with a credit card when you reserve the site. Huntsville State Park 565 Park Road 40 W and IH 45 South Huntsville, Texas 77340 (936) 295-5644 MAILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 508, Huntsville, Texas 77342 www.texasstateparks.org Find us on social media! Online Reservations: www.texasstateparks.org Reservation Call Center: Monday–Friday (512) 389-8900, TDD Line (512) 389-8915. Closed on major holidays. 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744 Friends of Huntsville SP ©2019 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. PWD BR P4505-044K (10/19) In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. This non-profit 501(c)3 corporation’s goal is to enhance visitors’ experiences at Huntsville State Park by providing education programs, outreach events, general park maintenance and fundraising. To join, please pick up a brochure at park headquarters. 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. www.texasstateparks.org DAY USE Entrance fee is $5 per person, per day, for anyone 13 years of age and older, unless visitor has a Texas State Parks Pass or qualifies for a Parklands Passport. Entrance fee is in addition to camping fees. Group Facilities Group Screened Shelter – DAY USE ONLY. $50 per day plus $5 entrance fee per person for anyone 13 years of age and older. 1,200 square feet. Lights, electrical outlets, ceiling fans, serving counter, picnic tables. Group Recreational Hall – DAY USE ONLY. $350 per day plus $2 entrance fee per person for anyone 13 years of age and older. $250 cleaning/damage deposit will be charged at check-in. 4,000+ square feet. Capacity: 200. Central heating and A/C. Kitchen area has a refrigerator, electric range, serving bar and counter. Separate men’s and women’s restrooms inside. CAMPING All campsites are limited to 8 people and 2 vehicles. Reservations will be made for a specific camping area, and selection of specific site number within reserved area is done on a first-come, first-served basis on reservation arrival date. Campsite fee is per night, per campsite. Entrance fee is charged per person, per night. $5 excess vehicle fee will be charged per vehicle per night for every vehicle over the two vehicle limit. $5 excess occupancy fee will be charged per person per night for every person over the eight person limit; this includes children. Coloneh WATER ONLY Camping Area $15 per night per campsite for sites 60-121. Coloneh water only, tent only campsites include a picnic table and fire ring. Water faucet is shared between two sites. There are two restrooms in the area, trail head, lighted fishing pier and fish cleaning facility. Generators and trailers are NOT PERMITTED in Coloneh water only sites. Coloneh ELECTRIC/WATER Camping Area $20 per night per campsite for sites 26-59. Water and 30/50 amp electricity. Campsite also includes a picnic table and fire ring. Restroom and shower facility in area. Raven Hill Trailer Area $25 per night per campsite. Pull-through campsites include 30/50 amp electricity, water, sewer, picnic table and fire ring. Restroom and shower facility in area. Prairie Branch Camping Area $20 per night per campsite. Back-in campsites include 30/50 amp electricity, water, picnic table and a fire ring. Lighted fishing pier and fish cleaning facility, restrooms with showers, playground and trail head in area. Screened Shelter Camping Area $30 per night, per shelter. 12’x18’­­building with a concrete floor, picnic table inside
-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

also available

National Parks
USFS NW