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Bastrop State Park in Bastrop, Texas (Bastrop County)

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Hiking through new growth at Bastrop SP (2013) | TrekTexas.com

Hiking through new growth at Bastrop SP (2013) | Photo credit: TrekTexas.com

Bastrop State Park is located in Bastrop, Texas, and is part of the “Lost Pines” ecoregion, so-named because it’s home to the westernmost population of loblolly pines, separated from the Piney Woods of East Texas by over 100 miles. [Read more…]

Balmorhea State Park in Toyahvale, Texas (Reeves County)

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San Solomon Springs, Balmorhea, West Texas | Photo credit: Lars Plougmann

San Solomon Springs, Balmorhea, West Texas | Photo credit: Lars Plougmann

Balmorhea State Park is located on the San Solomon Springs near Balmorhea, Texas, in Reeves County. Activities include: birding, camping, geocaching, nature study, picnicking, swimming (no lifeguard), SCUBA diving, skin diving, nature study, and wildlife observation.

The park is best-known for its 1.75-acre, 3.5-million gallon spring-fed swimming pool which was built around San Solomon Springs in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). [Read more…]

Atlanta State Park – Wright Patman Lake in Atlanta, Texas (Cass County)

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Sunset | Photo credit: RastaSeeds OneLUV

Sunset | Photo credit: RastaSeeds OneLUV

Atlanta State Park is on the south shore of 20,300-acre Wright Patman Lake. Activities include: bicycling, boating, canoeing (rentals available), camping, fishing, hiking, geocaching, picnicking, bicycling, swimming (no lifeguard), birding, and nature study. There are 4.8 miles of hiking trails, including a .8-mile nature trail.

The 1,475-acre park features a dense pine and oak forest, attracting a variety of woodland birds including brown-headed nuthatches and pine warblers. Fall foliage displays can be impressive, as can the dogwoods blooming in spring. [Read more…]