State Parks need your help!

While visitation and sales tax revenue are up more than 10 % over previous years, appropriated revenues to operate and manage the State Parks is inadequate.  For the current 2018-2019 biennium, the Texas Legislature provided only 88% of the Sporting Goods Sales Tax, leaving $30 million not appropriated.  So, many state parks’ plans and maintenance requirements remain unmet.

With the next session of the Legislature rapidly approaching, a ground swell is much needed from park users, nearby communities, local businesses, and many others from across Texas. Texans for State Parks is working now with Texas Parks & Wildlife to identify their priorities for parks and how we can help and how we can keep TfSP members informed.

Texas State Parks with Alerts ~

See TPWD website, https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/park-information/park-alert-status  for information on park closures and other information.  This map shows scheduled closures and restrictions at all state parks. Click on an icon to see that park’s alert information.

The map does not include information on burn bans, all schedule changes, some long term or recurring restrictions, and short-term day visitation closures, for people without reservations, due to the park reaching capacity; before visiting a park please go to their webpage for those and other details, or for general burn ban information, including a map with burn bans by county, go to the Texas A&M Forest Service website.  

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