Top 17 Texas Parks You Need To Visit

Texas is huge. We all know this. Other than that fact, non-Texans get a lot wrong about Texas. A couple of wrong stereotypes, for instance, are that Texas is just one big desert and completely flat. Although we do have deserts in Texas, we also have several other climate types. Within and outside of Texas parks, we have huge pine trees, small brush trees, oak trees, and more. We have mountains, hills, valleys, canyons, rivers, and lakes. We have fresh springs and waterfalls. We have a crazy awesome wildflower season. There are SO many gorgeous places to enjoy the outdoors. That’s what I want to show you. Texas’ nature has so much beautiful and wondrous diversity, which is best seen in my favorite Texas parks. 1. Hamilton Pool Preserve Location: Dripping Springs, TX (about 45 minutes west of Austin) Best For: Swimming Best Time to Go: May-Sept for swimming; Apr-June for large waterfalls Entrance Fee: $10 per vehicle Hamilton Pool is a well-known gem not far from Austin. Since it is a protected preserve, they only allow a certain number of people in the park at a time, so it can take hours waiting in line to get in during …