US National Parks and Monuments Travel Guide:

National Park Service | Texas

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
Alibates Flint, distinctive for its varied coloration, occurs in dolomite outcrops atop Permain Aged Redbeds in the Canadian River breaks near Amarillo and Fritch, Texas. Early inhabitants left shallow pits as evidence and quarry activity

Amistad National Recreation Area
This area once was home to over 300 generations of hunters and gatherers. They left a record of their existence through colorful rock art panels, bits of tools and fibers preserved for thousands of years by the arid desert climate.

Big Bend National Park
Big Bend merges natural environments from desert to mountains. It is a place where south meets north and east meets west, creating a great diversity of plants and animals.

Big Thicket National Preserve
The Preserve consists of nine land units and six water corridors encompassing more than 97,000 acres. Big Thicket was the first Preserve in the National Park System established October 11, 1974, and protects an area of rich biological diversity.

Chamizal National Memorial
The Chamizal Convention was a milestone in diplomatic relations between Mexico and the United States in 1963.

Fort Davis National Historic Site
Fort Davis is one of America's best surviving examples of an Indian Wars' frontier military post in the Southwest.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park
This mountain mass contains portions of the world's most extensive and significant Permian limestone fossil reef. Also featured are a tremendous earth fault, lofty peaks, unusual flora and fauna, and a colorful record of the past. Guadalupe Peak, highest point in Texas at 8,749 feet; El Capitan, a massive limestone formation; McKittrick Canyon, with its unique flora and fauna; and the "Bowl", located in a high country conifer forest, are significant park features.

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
Lake Meredith was created on the Canadian River and now fills many breaks whose walls are crowned with white limestone caprock, scenic buttes, pinnacles, and red-brown, wind-eroded coves. Above lies the mesquite, prickly pear, yucca, and grasses of arid plains. And up the sheltered creek beds stand cottonwoods, soapberry, and sandbar willows.

Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park
The park affords a special opportunity to visit a working cattle ranch, preserved in the late 1960s. On the LBJ Ranch it is possible to experience the serenity and beauty from which the former president drew his strength and comfort. It is here that his final resting place is located.

Padre Island National Seashore
Padre Island National Seashore, encompassing 130,454 acres, is the longest remaining undeveloped stretch of barrier island in the US.

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site preserves the 3,400-acre scene of the clash between nations and informs visitors about its national and international importance. It is the only unit of the National Park Service with a primary focus on the U.S.-Mexican War,

Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River
The Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River provides protection and maintenance of the pristine character of the Rio Grande from the Mexican and Texas border. Approximately 69 miles of The Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River lies within Big Bend National Park, and an additional 118 miles borders the Park.

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Four Spanish frontier missions, part of a colonization system that stretched across the Spanish Southwest in the 17th, 18th, 19th centuries, are preserved here.

USDA Forest Service | Texas

Big Slough Wilderness

Indian Mounds Wilderness

Little Lake Creek Wilderness

National Forests & Grasslands in Texas

National Forests in Texas

Turkey Hill Wilderness

Upland Island Wilderness

Texas State Parks | Texas

Abilene State Park

Atlanta State Park

Balmorhea State Park

Barrington Living History Farm

Barton Warnock Visitor Center

Bastrop State Park

Battleship Texas State Historic Site

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park

Big Bend Ranch State Park

Big Spring State Park

Blanco State Park

Bonham State Park

Brazos Bend State Park

Buescher State Park

Caddo Lake State Park

Caprock Canyons State Park

Cedar Hill State Park

Choke Canyon State Park

Cleburne State Park

Colorado Bend State Park

Cooper Lake State Park

Copper Breaks State Park

Daingerfield State Park

Davis Mountains State Park

Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area

Devils River State Natural Area

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Eisenhower State Park

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Estero Llano Grande State Park

Falcon State Park

Fort Boggy State Park

Fort Leaton State Historic Site

Fort Parker State Park

Franklin Mountains State Park

Ft Richardson State Park Historic Site and Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway

Galveston Island State Park

Garner State Park

Goliad State Park and Historic Site

Goose Island State Park

Government Canyon State Natural Area

Guadalupe River State Park

Hill Country State Natural Area

Honey Creek State Natural Area

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

Huntsville State Park

Inks Lake State Park

Kickapoo Cavern State Park

Lake Arrowhead State Park

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

Lake Brownwood State Park

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park

Lake Colorado City State Park

Lake Corpus Christi State Park

Lake Livingston State Park

Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Lake Somerville State Park and Trailway

Lake Tawakoni State Park

Lake Texana State Park

Lake Whitney State Park

Lipantitlan State Historic Site

Lockhart State Park

Longhorn Cavern State Park

Lost Maples State Natural Area

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site

Martin Creek Lake State Park

Martin Dies Jr State Park

McKinney Falls State Park

Meridian State Park

Mission Tejas State Park

Monahans Sandhills State Park

Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery State Historic Site

Mother Neff State Park

Mustang Island State Park

Palmetto State Park

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Pedernales Falls State Park

Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historic Site

Possum Kingdom State Park

Purtis Creek State Park

Ray Roberts Lake State Park

San Angelo State Park

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site Monument

Sea Rim State Park

Sebastopol House State Historic Site

Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site

Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Learning Center

South Llano River State Park

Stephen F Austin State Park

Tyler State Park

Village Creek State Park

Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site

Wyler Aerial Tramway

Bureau of Reclamation | Texas

Choke Canyon Reservoir

Lake Texana

Twin Buttes Reservoir

US Fish and Wildlife Service | Texas

Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge

Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge

Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge

Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge

Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Grulla National Wildlife Refuge

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge

McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge

Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge

San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

Texas Point National Wildlife Refuge

Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge

US Army Corps of Engineers | Texas

Aquilla Lake

Bardwell Lake

Barker Dam

Belton Lake

Benbrook Lake

Buffalo Bayou

Canyon Lake

Cooper Lake

Georgetown Lake

Granger Lake

Grapevine Lake

Hords Creek Lake

Joe Pool Lake

Lake O' The Pines

Lake Texoma

Lavon Lake

Lewisville Lake

Navarro Mills Lake

O.C. Fisher Lake

Pat Mayse Lake

Proctor Lake

Ray Roberts Lake

Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Somerville Lake

Steinhagen Lake

Stillhouse Hollow Lake

Truscott Brine Lake

Waco Lake

Wallisville Lake

Whitney Lake

Wright Patman Lake

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