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

Paperback | August 1, 2008

byLaurence Parent

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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.

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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 ...

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....

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Format: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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Using This GuideBig Bend CountryBalmorhea State ParkBarton Warnock Environmental Education CenterBig Bend Ranch State ParkChinati Mountains State ParkDavis Mountains State Park * Indian LodgeDevils River State Natural AreaFort Lancaster State Historic SiteFort Leaton State Historic SiteFranklin Mountains State ParkHueco Tanks State Historic SiteMagoffin Home State Historic SiteMonahans Sandhills State ParkSeminole Canyon State Park and Historic SiteWyler Aerial TramwayGulf CoastBattleship Texas State Historic SiteBrazos Bend State ParkCopano Bay State Fishing PierFulton Mansion State Historic SiteGalveston Island State ParkGoose Island State ParkLake Corpus Christi State ParkLake Texana State ParkLipantitlan State Historic SiteMatagorda Island Wildlife Management AreaMustang Island State ParkPort Isabel Lighthouse State Historic SiteSabine Pass Battleground State Park and Historic SiteSan Jacinto Battleground State Historic SiteSea Rim State ParkSheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Learning CenterVarner-Hogg Plantation State Historic SiteHill CountryBlanco State ParkColorado Bend State ParkDevil's Sinkhole State Natural AreaEnchanted Rock State Natural AreaFort McKavett State Historic SiteGarner State ParkGuadalupe River State Park * Honey Creek State Natural AreaHill Country State Natural AreaInks Lake State ParkKickapoo Cavern State ParkLandmark Inn State Historic Site and Bed & BreakfastLonghorn Cavern State ParkLost Maples State Natural AreaLyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic SiteMcKinney Falls State ParkPedernales Falls State ParkSouth Llano River State ParkPanhandle PlainsAbilene State ParkBig Spring State ParkCaprock Canyons State Park and TrailwayCopper Breaks State ParkFort Griffin State Park and Historic SiteFort Richardson State Park, Historic Site, and Lost Creek Reservoir State TrailwayLake Arrowhead State ParkLake Brownwood State ParkLake Colorado City State ParkPalo Duro Canyon State ParkPossum Kingdom State ParkSan Angelo State ParkPineywoodsAtlanta State ParkCaddoan Mounds State Historic SiteCaddo Lake State ParkDaingerfield State ParkFort Boggy State ParkHuntsville State ParkLake Bob Sandlin State ParkLake Livingston State ParkMartin Creek Lake State ParkMartin Dies, Jr. State ParkMission Tejas State ParkStarr Family Home State Historic SiteTexas State Railroad State Park * Rusk and Palestine State ParksTyler State ParkVillage Creek State ParkPrairies and LakesActon State Historic SiteBastrop State ParkBonham State ParkBuescher State ParkCedar Hill State ParkCleburne State ParkConfederate Reunion Grounds State Historic SiteCooper Lake State ParkDinosaur Valley State ParkEisenhower Birthplace State Historic SiteEisenhower State ParkFairfield Lake State ParkFanthorp Inn State Historic SiteFort Parker State ParkLake Mineral Wells State Park and TrailwayLake Somerville State Park and TrailwayLake Tawakoni State ParkLake Whitney State ParkLockhart State ParkMeridian State ParkMonument Hill * Kreische Brewery State Historic SitesMother Neff State ParkPalmetto State ParkPurtis Creek State ParkRay Roberts Lake State ParkSam Bell Maxey House State Historic SiteStephen F. Austin State Park and San Felipe State Historic SiteWashington-on-the-Brazos State Historic SiteSouth Texas PlainsBentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park * World Birding CenterCasa Navarro State Historic SiteChoke Canyon State ParkEstero Llano Grande State Park * World Birding CenterFalcon State ParkFannin Battleground State Historic SiteGoliad State Park * Mission Espíritu Santo State Historic Site * Zaragosa Birthplace State Historic Site * Mission Rosario State Historic SiteGovernment Canyon State Natural AreaLake Casa Blanca International State ParkResaca de la Palma State Park * World Birding CenterSebastopol House State Historic SiteIndex