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Old 01-15-2020, 01:04 AM   #1
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Whatcha got?? My wife, kids and I are planning to do a state park tour kinda thing starting in March and going till itís too cold to camp again. Looking for some good hikes and nice state parks for tent camping. We are planning for Colorado Bend 2nd weekend of March, but after that we havenít decided on locations yet.


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Old 01-15-2020, 04:17 AM   #2
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Pedernales State Park is nice

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Old 01-15-2020, 04:42 AM   #3
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Palo Duro Canyon State Park is awesome. Lots of hiking and beautiful


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Old 01-15-2020, 04:46 AM   #4
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Dinosaur Valley and Mineral Wells are just down the road from you. Good fishing at mineral wells too.
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:12 AM   #5
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Purtis Creek...……..
Good camping, and better fishing...……
call ahead………...
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:39 AM   #6
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For hiking I would definitely add Garner to the list. Palo Duro, Enchanted Rock and Lost Maples.


I would plan early spring and fall for those June July and August will be too dang hot to sleep in a tent and hike a round during the day
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:02 AM   #7
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Lost Maples is a great family hike.
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:21 AM   #8
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I would take advantage of Big Bend while the weather is good.
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:22 AM   #9
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I would add Big Bend to the list. Just FYI, if you are going all summer long, you might want to check on prices to rent a travel trailer. It would be a miserable trip to Palo Duro in July in a tent.

Not sure if you know this, but you can reserve your site online for all state parks. The site isn't bad, gives a good layout of the campground, and trails. If you compare that to google maps, you should know what you are getting into long before you get there. That's how we typically plan our camping trips.

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Old 01-16-2020, 01:22 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the recommendations! Lost maples is definitely on our list, probably for the fall. And yeah when it gets real hot we probably wonít be camping.


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Old 01-16-2020, 01:24 PM   #11
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If you want primitive hit Big Bend Ranch state park.
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Old 01-16-2020, 02:04 PM   #12
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Palo Duro is a wonderful place to visit, and has plenty of roads and trails...While you are there you can add in Caprock Canyon. Miles of beautiful trails and scenery, plus they have the 4 mile Trailway where you can hike or mountain bike on the old railroad and go thru the tunnel and over the bridge system.
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Old 01-16-2020, 02:05 PM   #13
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I personally like Enchanted rock state park.
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Old 01-16-2020, 02:07 PM   #14
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Fort Davis has a nice state park
With hiking and the observatory near by

I have hiked and primitive camped Pedernales State Park with our Boy Scouts before
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