Lake Arrowhead

State Park - Texas

Lake Arrowhead State Park is located in Clay County, Texas, near Wichita Falls. The park offers ranger-led educational programs throughout the year. The park has facilities for picnicking, fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing, nature study, hiking, wildlife observation, horseback riding, camping, and disc golf. There are tent and RV campsites, as well as a pavilion and about 5 miles (8.0 km) of hiking trails.

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Trails Map of Lake Arrowhead State Park in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Lake Arrowhead - Trails Map

Trails Map of Lake Arrowhead State Park in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Official Texas Travel Map. Published by the Texas Department of Transportation.Texas - Travel Map

Official Texas Travel Map. Published by the Texas Department of Transportation.

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

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

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

Trail Map of Lake Arrowhead State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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

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

Bird Checklist for Lake Arrowhead State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Lake Arrowhead - Birds

Bird Checklist for Lake Arrowhead State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Fishing Tips for Lake Livingston State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Lake Arrowhead - Fishing

Fishing Tips for Lake Livingston 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.

Lake Arrowhead SP https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-arrowhead https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Arrowhead_State_Park Lake Arrowhead State Park is located in Clay County, Texas, near Wichita Falls. The park offers ranger-led educational programs throughout the year. The park has facilities for picnicking, fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing, nature study, hiking, wildlife observation, horseback riding, camping, and disc golf. There are tent and RV campsites, as well as a pavilion and about 5 miles (8.0 km) of hiking trails.
For assistance using this map, contact the park. Lake Arrowhead State Park TexasStateParks.org/App TexasStateParks.org/SocialMedia #TxStateParks #BetterOutside LEGEND Headquarters 66 48 47 Dr. E. Arrowhead Onion Creek Trail uit e .6 Rid mi ge les Tr a il To Jolly ek PLEASE NOTE • CHECK OUT time is 12 noon or renew permit by 9 a.m. (pending site availability). 46 43 45 42 44 27 28 26 40 41 23 22 29 25 24 21 30 36 20 31 19 32 17 18 16 35 33 34 3 2 13 15 4 1 12 14 11 5 6 On 10 7 ion 8 9 C re FM 1954 Tra il 4.4 Showers White Bass Limit: 25 per day Size: 10 in. min. Largemouth Bass Limit: 5 per day Size: 14 in. min. Water Only Sites Water and Electric Sites Equestrian Sites Primitive Group Area Catfish (Blue and Channel) Limit: 25 per day in any combination Size: No minimum length with only 10 fish over 20 inches Catfish (Flathead) Limit: 5 per day Size: 18 in. min. Dump Station Wheelchair Accessible Hiking Trail NO BOATS ALLOWED IN SWIMMING AREA Interpretive Trail Horse Trail Biking Trail mi les Butterfly Garden SPEED LIMIT Disc Golf Course 20 N • Public consumption or display of any alcoholic beverage is prohibited. Restrooms NO WAKE AREA and NO BOATS IN SWIMMING AREA 39 sq Tackle Loaner Site 57 38 37 Me State Parks Store 67 FM 2606 61 56 55 54 53 52 51 50 49 Spillway 65 64 63 2 6 58 59 60 Crappie Limit: 25 per day Size: 10 in. min. MPH Picnic Shelter Dragonfly Trail .5 miles • A maximum of eight people per campsite. Guests must leave the park by 10 p.m. Quiet time from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. Onion Creek Trail Group Picnic Pavilion Swimming • Excess parking fee is required at campsites with more than two vehicles (including trailers). A maximum of three vehicles per campsite (including trailer). All additional vehicles must park in overflow parking. Boat Ramp • Campsite must be kept clean; all trash must be picked up before you leave. Dumpsters are conveniently located on all camping loops. Fish Cleaning Fishing Pier W. Arrowhead 195 FM • Only one unit is permitted to hook up to utilities per site. • Stop the spread of invasive species. CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY your boat. ichi • Park closes at 10 p.m. each night except to overnight guests. To W • Numbered sites for overnight camping only. NO PICNICKING. ta F alls • Pets must be kept on leash. Please pick up after them. • Valid permit required on windshield of each vehicle in park. All vehicles are to remain on pavement. 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. © 2022 TPWD PWD MP P4506-098B (2/22) Playground Dr. Parking 4 • GRAY WATER AND BLACK WATER MUST BE DISCHARGED ONLY AT DUMP STATIONS. This publication can be found at tpwd.texas.gov/spdest/parkinfo/maps/park_maps/ Residence Texas State Parks Store Firewood, ice, and one-of-a-kind gift items are available at the Texas State Parks Store in our park headquarters building. PARK RESERVATIONS TexasStateParks.org ParquesDeTexas.org (512) 389-8900 Maintenance 229 Park Road 63 Wichita Falls, TX 76310 (940) 528-2211 Proud Sponsor of Texas State Parks
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INTERPRETIVE GUIDE Things to do at Lake Arrowhead State Park PULL UP A CHAIR AND GATHER AROUND THE CAMPFIRE WHILE YOU RECOUNT THE DAY’S ADVENTURES WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS: A COOL SWIM IN THE LAKE, A PRIZE FISH DANGLING FROM THE LINE, AND A HIKE THROUGH THE WILDFLOWERS. LAKE ARROWHEAD STATE • Take a hike on a nature trail and explore the flora and fauna of the park. Check for scheduled hikes with a ranger or pick up a trail guide at the park office. • Play a round of disc golf on our 18-hole course. Discs are available to borrow at the headquarters. • Watch the wildlife that live in the park. Morning and evening are the best times to see white-tailed deer, armadillos, raccoons, and skunks. Please don’t feed the wildlife—nature’s foods are healthier. • Go fishing for bass, crappie, and catfish. No fishing license is required if fishing within the state park. Be sure to ask park staff about our tackle loaner program. • Get your binoculars and look for the over 200 species of birds sighted at Lake Arrowhead, including herons, raptors, songbirds, and waterfowl. • Learn to be a good steward of the park by becoming a Junior Ranger at Lake Arrowhead State Park. Ask at the park office for the Junior Ranger journal. • Leave no trace! Help our wildlife by disposing of garbage and fishing line, staying on trails, and leaving natural treasures for everyone to enjoy. • Check the State Park Store for souvenirs of your visit. For more information about programs or volunteering, contact the park or visit our website and add us on Facebook. Lake Arrowhead State Park 229 Park Road 63, Wichita Falls, TX 76310 (940) 528-2211 • www.tpwd.texas.gov/lakearrowhead www.facebook.com/lakearrowheadstateparktx PARK IS A PLACE WHERE MEMORIES ARE MADE. © 2020 TPWD. PWD BR P4506-0098G (12/20) 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. LAKE ARROWHEAD STATE PARK A R R O W H E A D S T A T E P A R K LAURA CLEPPER L A K E PRECIOUS WATERS Can you imagine what this area looked like 75 years ago? TRY YOUR HAND AT DISC GOLF T Picture rolling grasslands and the call of wild turkey breaking the silence. The Little Wichita River meanders across the landscape. In the distance you spot smoke gently rising from chimneys in the small community of Halsell. You would not see Lake Arrowhead until years later. “I can sit on the porch before my door and see miles of the most beautiful prairie interwoven with groves of timber, surpassing, in my mind, the beauties of the sea. Think of seeing a tract of land on a slight incline covered with flowers and rich meadow grass for 12 to 20 miles.” Like most lakes in Texas, Lake Arrowhead is a manmade reservoir. To meet demand for a reliable source of drinking water, the growing city of Wichita Falls decided to dam the Little Wichita River. The residents of Halsell fought the plan but eventually lost their battle in court. Construction on the reservoir began on May 17, 1965. Over the next year, residents of Halsell relocated and their small community was swallowed by the lake. — John Brooke, early settler in the prairies of Texas, 1849 RETURNING TO NATURE Lake Arrowhead lies at the edge of the Rolling Plains and Mesquite Plains sub-region. The park gives visitors a glimpse of the lasting effects of the ranching era on the landscape, and the hope for the future. The waters of Lake Arrowhead are now a precious resource for all who live nearby. Birdlife flourishes along the lake’s 106 miles of rich shoreline habitat. Fish such as bass, catfish, and crappie call the cool waters of Lake Arrowhead home. Turtles sunbathe on logs under the warm sun and frogs croak during the cool nights. Deer and coyotes come to the lake for a refreshing drink. Human visitors splash in the water and fish from the pier. And beneath the waters lies a community that gave way to this abundance. LYNN SEMAN The vast prairies of central North America once sprawled from Texas to central Canada. Regular disturbances from fire and grazing bison returned nutrients to the soil, restricted tree encroachment, and helped disperse seeds. The rich biodiversity of these plant communities suppor
LAKE ARROWHEAD SP BIRD CHECKLIST This checklist is a list of common and specialty birds seen in the park. Staf and volunteers have used previous checklists as well as eBird data to compile these lists. This list should not be used as a comprehensive list of birds seen in this park. Please help us protect the natural avian communities by refraining from using playback tapes of bird songs. Thank you for your cooperation. Waterfowl Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ___ Canada Goose ___ Bonaparte’s Gull ___ Blue-winged Teal ___ Franklin’s Gull ___ Cinnamon Teal ___ Ring-billed Gull ___ Northern Shoveler ___ Forster’s Tern ___ Gadwall Cormorants and Anhingas ___ Mallard ___ Neotropic Cormorant ___ Northern Pintail ___ Double-crested Cormorant ___ Green-winged Teal ___ Ring-necked Duck Pelicans ___ American White Pelican ___ Lesser Scaup Herons, Ibis, and Allies ___ Bufehead ___ Great Blue Heron Grouse, Quail, and Allies ___ Great Egret ___ Northern Bobwhite ___ Snowy Egret ___ Wild Turkey ___ Cattle Egret Grebes ___ Pied-billed Grebe Pigeons and Doves ___ Eurasian Collared-Dove ___ Mourning Dove Cuckoos ___ Green Heron ___ Yellow-crowned Night-Heron ___ White-faced Ibis Vultures, Hawks, and Allies ___ Black Vulture ___ Turkey Vulture ___ Greater Roadrunner ___ Osprey ___ Yellow-billed Cuckoo ___ Northern Harrier Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ___ Cooper’s Hawk ___ American Coot Shorebirds ___ Bald Eagle ___ Red-shouldered Hawk ___ American Avocet ___ Swainson’s Hawk ___ Killdeer ___ Red-tailed Hawk ___ Least Sandpiper Owls ___ Wilson’s Snipe ___ Great Horned Owl ___ Spotted Sandpiper ___ Barred Owl ___ Greater Yellowlegs ___ Lesser Yellowlegs Kingfshers ___ Belted Kingfsher Woodpeckers ___ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker ___ Golden-fronted Woodpecker ___ Red-bellied Woodpecker ___ Downy Woodpecker ___ Ladder-backed Woodpecker ___ Northern Flicker Falcons and Caracaras ___ American Kestrel Waxwings ___ Cedar Waxwing Old World Sparrows ___ House Sparrow Wagtails and Pipits ___ American Pipit Finches, Euphonias, and Allies ___ House Finch ___ American Goldfnch Tyrant Flycatchers: Pewees, Kingbirds, and Allies New World Sparrows ___ Eastern Phoebe ___ Lark Sparrow ___ Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ___ Field Sparrow Shrikes ___ Chipping Sparrow ___ Fox Sparrow ___ Loggerhead Shrike Jays, Magpies, Crows, and Ravens ___ Dark-eyed Junco ___ White-crowned Sparrow ___ Blue Jay ___ Harris’s Sparrow ___ American Crow ___ White-throated Sparrow Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice ___ Vesper Sparrow ___ Carolina Chickadee ___ Savannah Sparrow ___ Tufed Titmouse ___ Song Sparrow Martins and Swallows ___ Lincoln’s Sparrow ___ Barn Swallow ___ Spotted Towhee ___ Clif Swallow Kinglets Blackbirds ___ Western Meadowlark ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet Gnatcatchers ___ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Wrens ___ Eastern Meadowlark ___ Bullock’s Oriole ___ Red-winged Blackbird ___ Brown-headed Cowbird ___ Carolina Wren ___ Common Grackle ___ Bewick’s Wren ___ Great-tailed Grackle Starlings and Mynas Wood-Warblers ___ European Starling ___ Orange-crowned Warbler Catbirds, Mockingbirds, and Thrashers ___ Common Yellowthroat ___ Northern Mockingbird Thrushes ___ Eastern Bluebird ___ American Robin ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler Cardinals, Grosbeaks, and Allies ___ Northern Cardinal ___ Painted Bunting ___ Dickcissel © 2021 TPWD PWD CD P4506-0098H (5/21) 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.
Visit www.tpwd.texas.gov/outdoor-annual for the most current regulations. LAKE ARROWHEAD STATE PARK 229 Park Road 63 • Wichita Falls, TX 76310 (940) 528-2211 Other info: www.texasstateparks.org FISHING tip sheet Local Emergency: During business hours call Park Headquarters AFTER hours call Clay County Sheriff’s Office (940) 538-5611 or 911 Where to Fish: The park features two fishing piers (one lighted) and ample shoreline access. Licenses and Restrictions: A fishing license is not required to fish within the boundaries of a state park. When fishing from a pier or other man-made structure within a state park, there is a limit of two fishing poles per person. License requirements must be observed if you fish from a boat. HARVEST REGULATIONS SPECIES DAILY BAG LIMIT LENGTH: MIN-MAX Bass: largemouth 5 Min: 14” – Max: No Limit Bass: white (aka sand bass) 25 Min: 10” – Max: No Limit Buffalo: all species No Limit No Limit Carp No Limit No Limit 25 (in any combination) Min: 12” – Max: No Limit Catfish: flathead 5 Min: 18” – Max: No Limit Crappie: white 25 (in any combination) Min: 10” – Max: No Limit Drum: freshwater No Limit No Limit Sunfish No Limit No Limit Catfish: channel, blue and hybrids All other fish: statewide bag and length limits apply. SPECIES FISHING OPPORTUNITIES © 2019 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. POOR FAIR GOOD EXCELLENT Largemouth Bass Catfish Crappie White Bass Sunfish 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. PWD LF P4506-098D (10/19) HA N DY FISH ING BASICS HOW TO TIE A FISHING KNOT NATURAL BAIT HOOK PLACEMENT The palomar knot is very strong and easy to tie. HOW TO MEASURE FISH Pinch the tail together and take the longest measurement from nose to tail. Freshwater fish TIPS FOR RELEASING FISH SAFELY 1. For safety for you and a quick release of fish, mash down the barb of the hook with pliers. 2. Quickly play and release fish as soon as possible (take photos quickly). 3. Remove hook with pliers or cut line if the hook has been swallowed. 4. Gently place fish back into water. 5. Revive fish by holding upright in water and facing it into the current, gently forcing water through gills. Saltwater fish 6. If you don’t intend to eat the fish, NEVER place it on a stringer. FISHING ETHICS SAFETY • Wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect your head, eyes and skin. • Use insect repellent – but keep off hands, as you will be handling bait and live fish. • Look behind you before each cast to avoid hooking someone or getting caught in a tree (practice casting before you go fishing). • Bring plenty of drinking water to prevent dehydration; soft drinks encourage dehydration. • Wear a life jacket if you cannot swim or you are uncom- fortable around the water. Supervise young children: it only takes a second for them to slip under the surface. Kids under 13 must wear life jackets if fishing from a boat. Before doing anything, ask yourself the following questions: • • • Is it legal? Would it be good if everyone did it? Would it make you proud? Ethical behavior is more than just following the fishing regulations. Ethical people go beyond what laws require and demonstrate good judgment and behavior for everyone – even if no one sees you do something ethical. Ethical behavior includes picking up trash around the area you have been fishing, calmly and politely explaining to others if they are breaking fishing regulations, and respecting the rights of other anglers and those that use the water in other ways.
-Official- FACILITIES Get the Mobile App: MAPS ACTIVITIES TexasStateParks.org/app T O Y O T A T U N D R A The Toyota Tundra is built to explore the great outdoors. No matter what the weekend throws at you, your Tundra takes it on with ease. | toyota.com/tundra Official Vehicle of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation CONTENTS 4 100 Years of Texas Parks 6 Parks Near You 8 90 Checklist DIRECTORY TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT 52 68 20 38 60 30 84 68 David Yoskowitz, Ph.D. Executive Director Rodney Franklin State Parks Director Mischelle Diaz Communications Director TPW COMMISSION Arch “Beaver” Aplin, III, Chairman Lake Jackson Dick Scott, Vice-Chairman Wimberley James E. Abell Kilgore Oliver J. Bell Cleveland Paul L. Foster El Paso Anna B. Galo Laredo Jeffery D. Hildebrand Houston Robert L. “Bobby” Patton, Jr. Fort Worth Travis B. “Blake” Rowling Dallas T. Dan Friedkin, Chairman-Emeritus Houston Lee Marshall Bass, Chairman-Emeritus Fort Worth 52 Panhandle Plains 48 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 illustration: Brad Woodard, bravethewoods.com Texas State Parks Official Guide, Nineteenth Edition © TPWD PWD BK P4000-000A (3/23) TPWD receives funds from DHS and USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin (including limited English proficiency), disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, visit tpwd.texas. gov/nondiscrimination or call (512) 389-4800 for information on filing a complaint. To obtain information in an alternative format, contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915, by Relay Texas at 7-1-1, (800) 735-2989, or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you speak a language other than English and need assistance, email lep@tpwd.texas.gov. You can also contact Department of the Interior Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Civil Rights, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20240, and/or U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL), Mail Stop #0190 2707, Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., S.E. Washington, D.C. 20528. 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 This year is very special for Texas State Parks: We are celebrating our 100-year anniversary in 2023. More and more Texans are discovering the beauty of State Parks and exploring the outdoors in new and adventurous ways. Our teams across the state are incredibly excited to welcome outdoor enthusiasts, especially those who have yet to discover what our parks have to offer. The variety of Texas’ lands is unmatched; from the mountains of west Texas to the Gulf shores, the Texas State Park system celebrates and preserves the natural and cultural treasures that make Texas such a special place. The 640,000-plus acres that make up the state park system are nearly as diverse as the people of Texas. Since 1923, our mission has been to help connect our visitors with the outdoors. As we honor those who have come before us, I invite a new generation to be a part of the story of the lands that connect us all. There is more to enjoy in our parks than you know, so please join us in our celebrations and activities. Every day we look for new and better ways to ensure your state parks are welcoming to every Texan, regardless of their background or experience being outside. I hope you’ll visit soon and often, while bringing your friends and family along. YOU are a natural and we’re looking forward to celebrating the 100-year anniversary of state parks with you! WHAT’S NEW IN STATE PARKS Galveston Island State Park reopened the beachside of the park with a new headquarters, campsites, restrooms, and more. Bastrop State Park unveiled an extensive new group of trails, the “Tree Army Trails,” many of which are ADA-accessible. Improvements and major repairs are planned for Indian Lodge, Tyler, Inks Lake, Cedar Hill, South Llano River, Eisenhower and several other state parks All-terrain “GRIT” wheelchairs are now available at 10 parks with more adaptive equipment on the way to help people of all abilities experience Texas State Parks. Learn more about our accessibility efforts, page 14. More information: TexasStateParks.org/whatsnew 100 Years of Texas Parks The crown jewels of Texas road trips started as an unfunded wish list before the Depression. Back in 1923, Governor Pat Neff realized rising numbers of new car travelers needed places to camp overnight on multi-day trips. Neff convinced the state legislature to create a six-member State Parks Board, half men, half women. Isabella, the Governor’s mother, and her family donated acreage on the Leon
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 Actividades y Programas 4 Parques Cercanos 6 Lugares para Quedarse 8 Tarifas y Pases 9 Directorio 10 Mapa de Parques 18 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 Pre

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