Texas is blessed with great geographic and cultural diversity. The state's deserts, mountains, beaches, lakes, forests, canyons and plains provide opportunities for endless exploration. On our travel page, you can find travel articles from the magazine, travel videos and other travel resources.
From Our Pages: Travel Articles
Climbing the toughest peak in Texas state parks proves to be a Herculean challenge. read more
Fifty years ago, the first lady headed west to promote conservation. read more
Residents, experts face challenges to restore the river after historic 2015 floods. read more
A formidable mesa defines this slice of northwestern Texas. read more
Conquering the four tallest Texas peaks in one day. read more
Like a mysterious movie set, the moss-fringed curtains of Caddo open on fascinating history and abundant wildlife. read more
Texas cities are embracing their rivers again. read more
Big Bend canyoneering provides high adventure for expert rock climbers. read more
Photographers share their love of Texas' natural wonders. read more
Dallas Arboretum’s new attraction brings kids into an interactive garden. read more
What to see and do all along the Texas coast. read more
TPWD partners share their love of Texas’ natural wonders. read more
I am a fledgling birder, a neotropical neophyte. Yet I burn with a passion to see — down misty trails and through the bright holes of dark blinds — the fabulous spectacle and diversity of the bird world. read more
Last year, we brought you a selection of Texas’ natural favorites picked by our Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine staff. This year, we asked our colleagues across the agency for their picks. read more
Texas’ northern boundary river weaves through history, culture and geography. read more
The nation's deepest known underwater cave system lures expert divers. read more
The state's paddling trails make it easier for kayakers and canoeists to glide through bays or cruise down rivers. read more
From Canadian to Corpus, innovative groups have found ways to turn Texas’ natural wonders into economic windfalls. read more
Whether you like to bike, hike, swim or fish, enjoy the beautiful, the odd, the traditional, the unforgettable and the just-plain fun of the Texas outdoors with these staff picks. read more
With some planning and an appetite for fun, eight families come together for a campout full of memories at Colorado Bend State Park. Over the years, the campers have learned a few things about enjoying camping in a group. read more
Fueled by adrenaline, coffee and a full breakfast, we quickly fell into pace on the smooth trail leading into Big Bend Ranch State Park from the East Contrabando trailhead near the town of Lajitas. Soundless except for the buzz of our wheels, we rode the first hour through lush stands of mesquite and creosote as the East Main Trail unfurled before us like a desert carpet, leading northward toward Fresno Canyon into a majestic world of mountains, arroyos and springs. read more
I didn’t have the most difficult one-day trek in Texas in mind when I first set eyes on the Franklin Mountains 40 years ago. read more
It may be tempting to stay home and watch the Travel Channel instead of forking over the cash for an extended vacation. But even a mini-vacation can do wonders for your stress level and overall outlook on life. We’ve put together the following one- and two-day trips to help you enjoy the great outdoors without draining your savings account. read more
With 367 miles of gulf shoreline and 3,300 miles of bay beaches, Texas offers more than enough opportunities to enjoy all sorts of seaside sports and activities ... or simply to bask in isolation. In all, some 60 recreational beaches — managed by cities, counties, and state and federal agencies — dot the Texas Gulf Coast. read more
3 Days in the Field: Travels around the state
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Travel on TPWD video
Window to the Universe: McDonald Observatory
Telescopes cast an eye out to the heavens.
Paddling Trails of Texas
Paddle along as we explore some of the state's best paddling trips.
Outdoor adventure clubs are gaining popularity around the state.
State Park Volunteer Vacation
Volunteers come from all across the country to put in a week's worth of hard labor building trails.