Thursday, January 29, 2015

Texas State Parks

Support Texas State Parks!
I think one of your new year’s resolutions should be to visit some state parks this year. Why don’t we take a look at the state parks that are close to Corpus? We can start the year out right with a nice, short trip!
Goliad State Park, Goliad, TX – This park sits on 188 acres on the banks of the San Antonio river. This park is only 1.5 hours north of Corpus and has a lot of history to explore. There is a replica of a prominent mission that was moved to the park in the 1930′s. A lot of the history in the park ties in to the cattle and ranching legacy of this part of Texas. There is swimming, hiking, fishing, boating and nature study. There are full or partial hookups available.
Brazos Bend State Park, Needville, TX – This park sits halfway between Houston and Corpus and includes 5000 acres. Part of the park is on the Brazos river. Archaeologists believe that people were on this land as early as 300 BC. Activities here include biking, hiking, boating, birding, swimming, dishing and more. This park is offering a Texas Outdoor Family workshop in March that includes the use of camping gear for the weekend. The workshop includes learning about alligators, as there are quite a few in this park!
Bentson-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Mission, TX – This park is part of the World Birding Center, one of the top birding destinations in the country. This park is 3 hours south, through Kingsville and includes 760 acres. Next door is 1,700 acres of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife refuge. There are primitive camping sites only here. There are bike rentals, tram service,exhibit halls and much more.
All of these parks are worth the trip. There are many more too, all across the state. Just check out the Texas State Parks website for all of the information you need.
Our Parks are a treasure trove of enjoyment. Let’s do our part to support them in 2015. I know CCRV will!

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