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With summer approaching, it's time for our annual Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt, back again for its fourth year. We've picked spots to visit across the state that are historical, wild, splashy and quirky. And this year, we added a twist.  

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Texas State Parks, we created a category we call GASP, or Grand Adventures in State Parks. We selected a state park activity — hiking, swimming, paddling, etc. — for each region to complete the challenge.     

From the sparkling waters of Balmorhea to the fun and games of the Great Texas Mosquito Festival, we hope you get out there and explore all the exciting and interesting places our state has to offer. 


GOSH Is Back!

Grab your family, your cell phone and selfie stick, and get ready to explore Texas all summer long.

Summer is calling and the Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt — now in its fourth year — is her to help you explore. It's a great opportunity to discover something new about the place we call home.

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An Artist's Paradise

An artist drew inspiration from her family's forest, then helped protect it.

Eleven-year old Anne Weary rides her horse Patches along the banks of the creek that runs through her woods in the North Texas town of Garland. She halts Patches when she sees a large colony of rabbits playing near the water just ahead. Anne smiles. Patches leans down to take a drink from the creek.

It's summertime in the Spring Creek Forest.

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Celebrating 100 Years of our State Parks can be delivered straight to your mailbox with a new annual subscription to Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine. Enjoy 10 issues PLUS this bonus as our gift to you. Subscribe today!

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It's not just for kids. If you like nature-related topics in an easy-to-read format, you can find three years of our popular Keep Texas Wild issues and the teacher resources to go along with them.

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