Official Guide to Texas State Parks and Historic Sites: Revised Edition by Laurence ParentOfficial Guide to Texas State Parks and Historic Sites: Revised Edition by Laurence Parent

Official Guide to Texas State Parks and Historic Sites: Revised Edition

byLaurence Parent

Paperback | August 1, 2008

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Since it was first published in 1996, Official Guide to Texas State Parks and Historic Sites has become Texans' one-stop source for information on great places to view scenic landscapes, tour historical sites, camp, fish, hike, backpack, swim, ride horseback, go rock climbing, and enjoy almost any other outdoor recreation.

This revised edition includes five new state parks and historical sites, completely updated information for every park, and many beautiful new photographs. The book is organized by geographical regions to help you plan your trips around the state. For every park, Laurence Parent provides all of the essential information:

  • The natural or historical attractions of the park
  • Types of recreation offered
  • Camping and lodging facilities
  • Addresses and phone numbers
  • A locator map
  • Magnificent color photographs

So if you want to watch the sun set over Enchanted Rock, fish in the surf on the beach at Galveston, or listen for a ghostly bugle among the ruins of Fort Lancaster, let this book be your complete guide. Don't take a trip in Texas without it.

LAURENCE PARENT is a freelance photographer and writer specializing in landscape, nature, and travel subjects. His work has appeared in Texas Highways, Texas Monthly, Texas Parks and Wildlife, National Geographic Traveler, Sierra, Natural History, Outside, Backpacker, Men's Journal, Travel and Leisure, Newsweek, and the New York Times...
Title:Official Guide to Texas State Parks and Historic Sites: Revised EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 11 × 8.9 × 0.5 inPublished:August 1, 2008Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0292717261

ISBN - 13:9780292717268

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Table of Contents

  • Using This Guide
  • Big Bend Country
    • Balmorhea State Park
    • Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center
    • Big Bend Ranch State Park
    • Chinati Mountains State Park
    • Davis Mountains State Park * Indian Lodge
    • Devils River State Natural Area
    • Fort Lancaster State Historic Site
    • Fort Leaton State Historic Site
    • Franklin Mountains State Park
    • Hueco Tanks State Historic Site
    • Magoffin Home State Historic Site
    • Monahans Sandhills State Park
    • Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site
    • Wyler Aerial Tramway
  • Gulf Coast
    • Battleship Texas State Historic Site
    • Brazos Bend State Park
    • Copano Bay State Fishing Pier
    • Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
    • Galveston Island State Park
    • Goose Island State Park
    • Lake Corpus Christi State Park
    • Lake Texana State Park
    • Lipantitlan State Historic Site
    • Matagorda Island Wildlife Management Area
    • Mustang Island State Park
    • Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historic Site
    • Sabine Pass Battleground State Park and Historic Site
    • San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
    • Sea Rim State Park
    • Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Learning Center
    • Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site
  • Hill Country
    • Blanco State Park
    • Colorado Bend State Park
    • Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area
    • Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
    • Fort McKavett State Historic Site
    • Garner State Park
    • Guadalupe River State Park * Honey Creek State Natural Area
    • Hill Country State Natural Area
    • Inks Lake State Park
    • Kickapoo Cavern State Park
    • Landmark Inn State Historic Site and Bed & Breakfast
    • Longhorn Cavern State Park
    • Lost Maples State Natural Area
    • Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site
    • McKinney Falls State Park
    • Pedernales Falls State Park
    • South Llano River State Park
    • Panhandle Plains
    • Abilene State Park
    • Big Spring State Park
    • Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway
    • Copper Breaks State Park
    • Fort Griffin State Park and Historic Site
    • Fort Richardson State Park, Historic Site, and Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
    • Lake Arrowhead State Park
    • Lake Brownwood State Park
    • Lake Colorado City State Park
    • Palo Duro Canyon State Park
    • Possum Kingdom State Park
    • San Angelo State Park
  • Pineywoods
    • Atlanta State Park
    • Caddoan Mounds State Historic Site
    • Caddo Lake State Park
    • Daingerfield State Park
    • Fort Boggy State Park
    • Huntsville State Park
    • Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
    • Lake Livingston State Park
    • Martin Creek Lake State Park
    • Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
    • Mission Tejas State Park
    • Starr Family Home State Historic Site
    • Texas State Railroad State Park * Rusk and Palestine State Parks
    • Tyler State Park
    • Village Creek State Park
  • Prairies and Lakes
    • Acton State Historic Site
    • Bastrop State Park
    • Bonham State Park
    • Buescher State Park
    • Cedar Hill State Park
    • Cleburne State Park
    • Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site
    • Cooper Lake State Park
    • Dinosaur Valley State Park
    • Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site
    • Eisenhower State Park
    • Fairfield Lake State Park
    • Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
    • Fort Parker State Park
    • Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway
    • Lake Somerville State Park and Trailway
    • Lake Tawakoni State Park
    • Lake Whitney State Park
    • Lockhart State Park
    • Meridian State Park
    • Monument Hill * Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites
    • Mother Neff State Park
    • Palmetto State Park
    • Purtis Creek State Park
    • Ray Roberts Lake State Park
    • Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site
    • Stephen F. Austin State Park and San Felipe State Historic Site
    • Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
  • South Texas Plains
    • Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park * World Birding Center
    • Casa Navarro State Historic Site
    • Choke Canyon State Park
    • Estero Llano Grande State Park * World Birding Center
    • Falcon State Park
    • Fannin Battleground State Historic Site
    • Goliad State Park * Mission Espíritu Santo State Historic Site * Zaragosa Birthplace State Historic Site * Mission Rosario State Historic Site
    • Government Canyon State Natural Area
    • Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
    • Resaca de la Palma State Park * World Birding Center
    • Sebastopol House State Historic Site
  • Index