Hiking to the State Parks, A Walk Across Texas
A Walk Across Texas
Dave Roberts didn’t know much about Texas, so he decided to crisscross it, from east to west, entirely on foot. Follow this walker of Texas ranges in his unfolding adventure as he explores the state’s park system one step at a time.
Exploring the Texas State Park System (original film) - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]
Exploring the Texas State Park System (1970s)
Take a trip back in time and visit some of your Texas state parks. This historical black & white film produced in the 1970s, shows people doing the same activities that you can do today in the state parks. Only the clothes and the cars are a bit different.
Dinosaur Valley State Park, Texas [Official]
Dinosaur Valley State Park contains some of the best preserved dinosaur tracks in the world. Two model dinosaurs help visitors envision what the site was like back when dinosaurs roamed the land. About an hour southwest of Fort Worth in Glen Rose, the park offers a limestone creek for swimming and fishing, as well as hiking and biking trails through the rocky hills. For more information, visit
Abilene State Park & Lake Abilene, Texas
Making A Trip To Abilene State Park & Lake Abilene, 150 Park Road 32, Tuscola, TX 79562. 529 acres State Park.
Palmetto State Park, Texas [Official]
About an hour from San Antonio and Austin, Palmetto State Park is an unusual slice of the tropics in central Texas. With its lush forest floor and swampy marshes, the park supports an astounding diversity of plant and animal life, including abundant bird and butterfly species. Take advantage of the park's boat rentals for a unique journey through the marshes. For more information, visit LifesBetterOutside.org.
Caddo Lake State Park, Karnack, Texas Cypress Swamp - Arrival - 1
This is the beginning of a series of videos about Caddo Lake State Park, Texas. Caddo Lake is located in far east texas and far Northwestern Louisiana. The lake actually straddles the border. The state park was built in the depression era by the Civilian Conservation Corps and their legacy is seen everywhere in the park. There are several intact structures that they left behind.
Caddo Lake is the largest cypress swamp in the south and possibly the largest in the United States. Caddo Lake is also the only Natural lake in the state of Texas. There are backwaters, bayous and sloughs to explore, everywhere. This video is simply a drive to and through the park to our campsite, later videos we will explore the trails and CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) built structures. We will also explore the waters out in the bayou, as well as, in the swamps and ponds. Caddo Lake State Park, Texas is one of the most picturesque parks we have been to, second only to Enchanted Rock. WE will have to go back when there is a little more green color in the cypress trees.
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Franklin Mountains State Park - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]
Visitors to Franklin Mountains State Park may feel they've left civilization far behind, when in fact they're within the city limits of El Paso. This Chihuahuan desert park offers excellent rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking and camping, along with panoramic vistas and stunning sunsets. For more information, visit LifesBetterOutside.org.
History State Parks
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PBS SHOW Reading Green, Oyster Industry, Quality Water, #2707
Program 2707. Air dates November 25-December 1, 2018 & May 26-June 1, 2019
Reading Green, Oyster Industry & Quality Water
Building materials, natural lighting, and solar panels make Austin’s new central library a very green building. But the library’s greenest feature may be up on top. The rooftop garden, landscaped with native plants, is a rest stop for library patrons and urban pollinators alike.
Over the past decade, Texas oysters have endured everything from hurricanes to floods to drought. And that’s got Oystermen feeling the pinch of less profits. Now work is underway to help strengthen Texas bays and the oyster industry.
Lone Star Land Steward: Couch Mountain
Nelson Roach embodies the tenets of land stewardship through his holistic approach to managing this Camp County property near Daingerfield. Through creek-side improvements, Roach is improving instream flows and the quality of water flowing from his property into Lake O’ The Pines Reservoir. He has worked tirelessly to establish quality habitat for wildlife, particularly toward reintroduction of Eastern wild turkey.
Grab your bike and enjoy some of the best mountain biking East Texas has to offer. We hit the hills and tackle the miles of single track trails at Tyler State Park.
Old Tunnel State Park
Abandoned by train traffic long ago, a century-old tunnel near Fredericksburg has become a seasonal home for millions of bats. Now this small state park provides a grand wildlife viewing opportunity on summer evenings.
Postcard From Texas
Enjoy an early morning on the Chihuahuan desert grasslands.