Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument in Fritch, Texas (Potter County)

About the National Monument

Alibates Flint Quarries comprises 1,079 acres in the Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, and is the only National Monument in Texas.

Location

The refuge is located approximately 35 miles north of Amarillo, Texas. From I-40 in Amarillo, take Lakeside exit north towards Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. Exit on TX 136 north towards Borger. After about 30 miles, turn west from TX 136 onto Cass Johnson Road. Park Service signs will be visible. Proceed approximately 3 miles to “Y” intersection and bear to right. Go northwest approximately 2 miles to the Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument Visitor Center.

Hours

The National Monument is open from 9 AM to 4 PM every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Fees

There is no entrance fee for the National Monument.

Events

Check the Wild Texas Events Calendar for activities scheduled at the park.

Potter County, Texas Weather


Potter County, Texas, weather forecast

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Official Contact Information

The National Monument is managed by the National Park Service.

National Park Service Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
37084 Alibates Rd.
Potter County, TX 79036

Telephone: (806)857-6680

Alderete Park in San Antonio, Texas (Bexar County)

About the City Park

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Alderete Park spans 7.6 acres and offers opportunities for picnicking, bicycling, soccer and softball. The athletic fields are available for rental, as are two pavilions. The park also features a playground and a .25 walking trail.

Location

Located at the intersection of Aurora Avenue and NW 36th Street in San Antonio.

Hours

The park is open 7 days a week year-round, from 5 AM to 11 PM, for day use activities.

No overnight camping is permitted.

Fees

There is no entrance fee for the park.

Events

Check the Wild Texas Events Calendar for activities scheduled at the park.

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Official Contact Information

The City Park is managed by the San Antonio Department of Parks & Recreation.

San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department Alderete Park
300 Aurora
San Antonio, TX 78228

Telephone: (210)207-7275

Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area in Nacogdoches, Texas (Nacogdoches County)

About the National Wildlife Refuge

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Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area covers 2,063 acres in the “Piney Woods” of East Texas, near the Angelina River in Nacogdoches County.

Activities include: primitive tent camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and hunting. Campers must pack in their own drinking water — potable water, restrooms and other facilities are not available. Horseback riding is limited to September 1 through September 26 and March 16 through August 31 annually. Equestrian travel is at riders’ discretion; trails are not designated in the Area.

Birding, nature study and wildlife observation opportunities are available. A wildlife observation area is located on the west side of the marsh at the end of the roadway. Wildlife includes white-tailed deer, wild turkey, Eastern cottontail, feral hog and Eastern fox squirrel.

Location

Located 140 miles north of Houston, and 6 miles south of Nacogdoches. From Highway 59 near Nacogdoches, take FM 2782 west for 1 mile to the entrance station. Three entrances to the WMA area located on FM 2782.

Hours

Open 7 days a week year-round.

Fees

There is no entrance fee for the park.

Events

Check the Wild Texas Events Calendar for activities scheduled at the park.

Nacogdoches, Texas Weather


Nacogdoches, Texas, weather forecast

Official Contact Information

The Wildlife Management Area is managed by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area
8096 FM 2782
Nacogdoches, TX 75964

Telephone: (936)639-1879