If you’re looking for a great place to cool down this summer, plan a road trip to Lake Mineral Wells State Park! Located less than an hour west of Fort Worth and just over three hours from Austin, this state park makes for a relatively easy trip with everything you need for an amazing summer getaway!
Huntsville State Park is a CCC built state park, about 65 miles north of Houston, and it offers something for everyone who visits. Our family of 5 (6 if you count the dog, which we do) has visited many state parks and campgrounds across this great state. Though we love all of them in different ways, Huntsville State Park holds a special place in our hearts. Tucked away in the Sam Houston National Forest, it is an emerald-colored gem of a park.
Most people have heard of the Grand Canyon. However, the second largest canyon in the United States lies in the heart of the Texas Panhandle. It's called The Palo Duro Canyon. It's just five hours from our home in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Blue hole park is a scenic lagoon by the limestone bluffs along the San Gabriel River. The Park is open from 5 AM to 10 PM and it is free to enter. The Park offers walking trails, and spots for fishing. There are some picnic areas, and restrooms are well maintained.
This spring we packed up our rugged rig with everything needed for two nights away and headed south to Lost Maples State Natural Area. Provisions for the trip included lots of food, Rambler sparkling water, plenty of s’more supplies, coffee beans from Red Sand Roastery in Seminole, Texas, and a healthy dose of adventure attitude.