Galveston Island State Park
Galveston Island, located off the Texas coast in the Gulf of Mexico, is a popular beach vacation spot. At this state park, you can enjoy both the beach and the bay.
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Palo Duro Canyon is located in northern Texas, several hours drive from larger Texas cities like Dallas or Houston. For those that make it out, you're rewarded with great views and hikes.
Lost Maples State Natural Area
You don't have to travel to the Northeast to experience beautiful fall color. Visit this ancient grove of maple trees at Lost Maples Natural Area. It's a perfect getaway for the fall, but the park is beautiful year round.
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Enchanted Rock is a state natural area in Fredericksburg, Texas, whose main attraction is this large pink granite hill. On weekends, you'll have to get to the park early in order to secure a spot to get in.