We all know that Texas is a special state with many scenic areas that were designed to take your breath away. However, there are some areas that just seem to be a little more beautiful than others. In addition, these areas tend to be less crowded than some of the more well-known Texan attractions. So if you are looking to get away from the tourists and see a side of Texas you might not have already seen, these state parks should be on your list. Let’s pack up and see what is out there.
One of the first places on your list should be Guadalupe River State Park. While many Texans enjoy tubing on the Guadalupe, few ever get to enjoy the beauty and splendor of the actual park. It comes as a surprise to many that the there is actually four miles of river ready for swimming, fishing, and tubing. The park allows for a great time to soak up some Texas-sized rays in the river.
While there are plenty of great places to bird watch all across Texas, one of the best is located at Bentson-Rio Grande Valley State Park. One can find over 350 birds flocked around this park, making it one of the best locations in the state to see some rare and exotic birds. In addition, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Rio Grande Valley with hiking and biking trails. Be sure to set aside a full day to enjoy the beauty of this park.
While there are several beautiful lakes in Texas, only Caddo Lake State Park has the distinction of offering the only natural lake in the state. In addition, this is regarded as being one of the potentially most beautiful areas in the state. In fact, people from all over the area visit this park to enjoy the cypress trees as they sway above the lake. While you are here, take advantage of one of the beautiful historic cabins and stay for the weekend. It is a surefire way to come back on Monday morning feeling relaxed and ready to battle through another week.
As you can see, there are several state parks in the state that are designed to make you feel relaxed and glad that you live in this wonderful state. Take the time to visit just one this weekend, but be sure to see them all.