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A state park map with a listing of activities and facilities.
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YOUR TEXAS STATE PARKS GUIDE
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Great ideas for your park visit and the best places to explore.
HOW YOU CAN HELP YOUR PARKS
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A M E R I C A’S
We are a proud member of America’s State Parks. This alliance is committed to enhancing the American quality of life by preserving recreational & historical opportunities close to home!
This is a companion piece to the Texas State Park Guide. Be sure to ask for it at the park.
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AMERICA’S STATE PARKS
Welcome to Texas State Parks! Help us keep our parks safe and clean by following these regulations and guidelines: • Dispose of all litter, black water, and dish/bath water in receptacles and facilities provided by the parks in accordance with posted instructions. • Water is precious to all wildlife in Texas. Keep it
clean no matter if it’s a tiny stream or big lake. • Feeding of wildlife is prohibited. • Firearms are prohibited without a permit. • Fireworks and public consumption or display of alcohol are prohibited inside Texas State Parks. • To protect our waterways from the spread of invasive species, boaters in Texas are required by law to remove any potentially harmful
plants from their boats or trailers before leaving any public or private water. • Where allowed, pets must be on a leash or crated. Pick up after your pets. • Hunting is allowed by permit only during strictly enforced times of the year in parks. • Respect quiet hours (10PM-6AM); turn down the radio, TV or stereo. • Do not leave food (including pet food)
outside at night or when not at your site. This will help keep unwanted critters away. • All boaters under age 13 must wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets. • When bringing a horse into any state park, documentation of a negative Coggins test is mandatory. • For a complete list of park regulations, visit the park office on site.
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I N VA S I V E S P E C I E S A L E R T Help Stop the Spread
Please help us control the spread of both invasive plant and feral animal populations that compete for the same habitat and food as native Texas species. For example, giant salvinia grows a foot a day, creating a blanket of vegetation, choking our lakes and pushing out native plants. Please clean your boat before and after launching in the water. Feral hogs damage the landscape and feral cats kill songbirds. For everyone’s sake, please don’t release domestic stray animals into wild areas. For more information, visit www.texasinvasives.org.
C O N TAC T I N F O EMERGENCY: CALL 911, and contact the park office or staff as many park areas are outside of cell phone range. General Information: (800) 792-1112
Website: www.texasstateparks.org Camping Reservations: (512) 389-8900
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For advertising inquiries, call (626) 229-9991. The Park Visitor Welcome Kit was created by Government Solutions Group in partnership with TPWD at no cost to taxpayers. Nothing in the Park Visitor Welcome Kit should be taken to imply endorsement of products, services, or activities of advertisers by any governmental agency. For more information please visit www.parkvisitor.com. GSG is a founding member of America’s State Parks.
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