National Parks in Texas

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Big Bend National Park, Texas

The Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas is named for the large curve in the Rio Grande. 

Photo by: Jeremy Pawlowski

Jeremy Pawlowski

Alibates Flint Quarries

National Monument, Fritch, TX

Amistad

National Recreation Area, Del Rio, TX

Amistad National Recreation Area

Amistad National Recreation Area

This is the place to go if you want to camp in true solitude. This reservoir has shores in both the USA and Mexico so bring your passport if you plan on paddling across the border. With more than 65,000 surface acres Amistad is a haven for fishermen and water sports enthusiasts, but come night time the place is empty. Pitch your tent anywhere along the 547 miles of shoreline and enjoy complete isolation.

Photo by: Jeremy Pawlowski / America Y'all

Jeremy Pawlowski / America Y'all

Big Bend

National Park, The big bend of the Rio Grande, TX

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park

Alpine, Texas

Photo by: Ian Shive / Aurora Photos

Ian Shive / Aurora Photos

Big Thicket

National Preserve, Beaumont, TX

Chamizal

National Monument, El Paso, TX

El Camino Real de los Tejas

National Historic Trail, TX, LA

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro

National Historic Trail, NM, TX

Fort Davis

National Historic Site, Fort Davis, TX

Guadalupe Mountains

National Park, Salt Flat, TX

Tejas Trail

Tejas Trail

Visible on the left, the sun lights up the switchbacks along the mountainside on Tejas Trail. The strenuous 10-mile, round-trip hike offers visitors some of the most beautiful views in the park.

Photo by: Nick Parisse

Nick Parisse

Lake Meredith

National Recreation Area, Fritch, TX

Lyndon B Johnson

National Historical Park, Johnson City, TX

Padre Island

National Seashore, Corpus Christi, TX

Palo Alto Battlefield

National Historical Park, Brownsville, TX

Rio Grande

Wild & Scenic River, Southwest Texas, TX

Santa Elena Canyon of Rio Grande at sunset, Chihuahuan Desert in Big Bend National Park.

Photo by: Witold Skrypczak

Witold Skrypczak

San Antonio Missions

National Historical Park, San Antonio, TX

Waco Mammoth

National Monument, Waco, TX

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