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10 Amazing Texas State Parks

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The Palmetto State Park has something for everyone. From biking and hiking to fishing, camping, and everything in between — this park offers a ton of fun.

7. Lyndon B. Johnson State Park

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Visitors to the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park can enjoy historical sites, picnicking, fishing, swimming, nature and wildlife viewing. You can also visit the Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead, a living history farm, presented as it was in 1918. The park is also home to the abundant wildlife of the Hill Country.

8. Buescher State Park 

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Buescher State Park is a scenic wonderland perfect for a family camping trip. Enjoy the hiking trails, fishing in the stocked lake, boating, and more.

9. Blanco State Park

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Activities at Blanco State Park include camping, swimming, picnicking, hiking, nature study, and fishing. Tube and canoe rentals are available at the park. The park also plays host to the Blanco Classic Car Show on the third Saturday in May.

10. Colorado Bend State Park

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An outdoor enthusiasts dream. Colorado Bend State Park is a gorgeous lush park teeming with wildlife and birds. Primitive camping, hiking and waterfalls make it a great spot for a weekend getaway.

Without question these state parks offer up some of the best nature that Texas has to offer. The only question that remains, then, is which of these glorious state parks to visit first.

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