Close up of brick pillar in a shelter overlook.

Texas: Scenic overlook at Bastrop State Park

Since we moved to outside the Austin area, we are visiting all the state parks. Today, we visited Bastrop State Park, which is home to the "Lost Pines" and 32 miles east of Austin. Wildfire and flood damage Major events damaged Bastrop State Park in recent years. The Bastrop Complex Wildfire in 2011 affected 96 … Continue reading Texas: Scenic overlook at Bastrop State Park

Texas: Our first weekend in Rockport

Our stay in Rockport was supposed to be 2 weeks, so we decided to take it easy on tourist destinations. Goose Island State Park Our first stop was Goose Island State Park, a short 3.5 mile drive away from the RV park. Goose Island offers fishing, camping, and birding opportunities all year long. We just … Continue reading Texas: Our first weekend in Rockport

Texas: Bison at Caprock Canyons State Park

While we visited Caprock Canyons State Park earlier this year, it was really too hot to get any good photos of the bison. About the bison The state park is home to the Texas State Bison Herd. When the bison were initially donated to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and moved to Caprock … Continue reading Texas: Bison at Caprock Canyons State Park

Texas: Caprock Canyons State Park (2020)

Caprock Canyons State Park is less than a 2 hour drive from Amarillo, so we headed there to check out the views and the bison. This post is focused on the views and the landscape. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department requires advance reservations, even for pass holders like us, so we made a reservation … Continue reading Texas: Caprock Canyons State Park (2020)

Texas: Palo Duro Canyon State Park (2020)

Known as the Grand Canyon of Texas, Palo Duro Canyon State Park is the second largest canyon in the United States. There's plenty for the visitor to do here, including hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. Unfortunately, our mid-morning arrival meant that it was too hot to do any trails. The Texas Park and Wildlife Department … Continue reading Texas: Palo Duro Canyon State Park (2020)

Texas: Lake Tawakoni State Park (2020)

About an hour and 15 minutes away from us is the nearest Texas state park: Lake Tawakoni State Park. We weren't quite sure what to expect, but it was a beautiful visit. Currently, visiting a Texas state park requires a reservation, even for state park passholders. The reservation system allows the ability to keep from … Continue reading Texas: Lake Tawakoni State Park (2020)