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7 Great Texas Parks for Autumn Trips

Autumn is here and with the season comes beautiful fall colors on Texas trees. We live in one of the most scenics states in the country and there are so many parks to visit and experience the cooler months. 

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What Are the Best Texas Parks to Visit in the Fall? 

It’s no secret that Texas is a huge state– it’s the size of some countries! From West Texas to East, there are so many sites to see. The perfect park for you is dependant on what you want to do! Are you planning on rock climbing or fishing? Do you want to go horseback riding or mountain biking? Determine what you want to do in order to  choose the best park for you! These parks offer some gorgeous autumn views: 

  1. Tyler State Park
  2. Enchanted Rock
  3. Guadalupe River State Park
  4. Palo Duro Canyon State Park
  5. Guadalupe Mountains National Park
  6. Garner State Park
  7. Daingerfield State Park

1) Tyler State Park

If you’re looking for a tranquil escape haven for the fall season, Tyler State Park is the perfect getaway. Enjoy a picnic by the beach sand in the cool weather, and take in all the beauty the lake has to offer.

2) Enchanted Rock

This park is truly magical all year round, but hiking its rocky trails will be a perfect fall activity. According to the state park’s website, Tonkawa Indians believed a Spanish conquistador cast a spell on the park’s 400 ft batholith rock, giving the appearance of mystic ghost fires glowing from the top.

3) Guadalupe River State Park

Camping is made easy at this beautiful campsite by the river. A short drive from San Antonio and Austin, Guadalupe River State Park is popular for its swimming hole in the summer months. In the autumn, fantastic scenery awaits with a colorful history behind it.

4) Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Also known as the Grand Canyon of Texas for being the second-largest canyon in the country, Palo Duro Canyon is a memorable vacation getaway. You can explore the canyon by foot, bike, or your RV, and the park even offers horseback riding!

5) Guadalupe Mountains National Park

You won’t want to miss the fall colors and mountain scenery at this extensive park. Guadalupe Mountains National Park offers hiking, backpacking, and camping. On their website, you can plan your visit, check the weather beforehand and even stay up to date on the colors of the tree leaves.

6) Garner State Park

Along the cool and clear Frio River stands the beauty of Garner State Park, decorated with colorful leaves in the autumn months. In the summer, people gather at the park for a summer jukebox dance, a tradition that started in the 1940s. Other attractions in this exciting area include the Briscoe-Garner Museum.

Pro Tip: Many Texas state parks offer ranger programs for kids, where they can explore nature and learn more about native wildlife. 

7) Daingerfield State Park

This is a great spot for early morning fishing under a canopy of trees. Explore and study nature while hiking through the trails and woods of Daingerfield State Park. Boating and paddling are available with accessible campsites for staying overnight. 

Autumn Travels in the Lone Star State

There are so many fall camping trips for you to take all over Texas! Grab your travel trailer for autumnal voyages before the season is over. Before hitting the trail, be sure to get your RV serviced for safe traveling.

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