Category : Texas

Palo Duro Canyon State Park Texas

Welcome to Palo Duro, the land of canyons, cattle, cardinals, turkeys, and roadrunners. Oh yes, and some coyotes.  Palo Duro is located south of Amarillo near Canyon. An interesting side trip in the area is Cadillac Ranch just to the west of Amarillo. This is an art sculpture of 10 Cadillacs nose down in the ground installed in 1974 and …

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Davis Mtns State Park

Campground: Davis Mountains State Park Location: Fort Davis, Texas Site: 5 Cost: $14 Services: FHU Comments: Another one of our favorite places. Love the park and love the town. Lots of hiking and areas of historic interest.  And, of course, the fantastic observatory and its shows/telescopes. Link to Map in “Where We’ve Been”      

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Del Rio

RV Park: Broke Mill RV Park Location: Del Rio, Texas Site: 20 Cost: $30.60 Services: FHU Comments: Nice RV park with big sites and good Wi-Fi. Perfect for an overnighter. Easy to get to and easy to get in and out of. Link to Map in “Where We’ve Been”

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Lower Rio Grande Valley

RV Park: Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort Location: Mission, Texas Site: 308 Cost: $45 Services: FHU Comments: A lovely RV resort full of snowbirds right next to the Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park and the Mexico border. Fantastic birding at the state park and it is just a short hundred meters or so bike ride from your RV. Can be noisy …

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Choke Canyon

We didn’t know anything about this park and had not planned to visit here but a park ranger at Goliad State Park told us all about this place. So, off we went! We loved it! Campground: Choke Canyon State Park Location: Three Rivers, Texas Site: 116 Cost: $20 Services: W/E Comments: What a great state park. Lots of hiking trails …

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Fannins Monument

Campground: Goliad State Park Location: Goliad, Texas Site: 5 Cost: $20 Services: FHU Comments: What a great park and a great town. Lots of things to see and do. Great bike riding on a boardwalk which zigzags, that was fun! Visit the Presidio and the Fannin Battleground amongst other things. Link to Map in “Where We’ve Been”

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Guadalupe National park

Another great national park with lots of hiking opportunities and endless scenery.  One of the hiking trails started out as an interpretive trail, large, wide, paved, signs and quickly turned into an uphill overgrown thicket of brush.  My husband, luckily, just missed stepping on a Black-tailed Rattlesnake eating a rodent right on the overgrown trail.  The snake quickly, as quick …

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Fort Davis Texas

We love Fort Davis, Texas. One of our favorite destinations if you like nature, hiking, solitude, and small towns. The town has a few shops worth perusing such as the hat shop, the broom shop where they practice the art of old fashioned broom making, an ice cream store in a caboose, and the Fort Davis National Historic Site.  Fort …

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Big Bend National Park

We love Big Bend National Park. Lots of hiking opportunities and lots of nature, wildlife, and great scenery. The park is full of roadrunners and coyotes. All that’s missing is an anvil (he, he…a little Roadrunner humor). If you are heading west out of the National park then be sure to stop by Terlingua, a cute little ghost town and …

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Judge Roy Bean

Stop by Langtry, Texas to visit the Judge Roy Bean museum, free admission and plenty of parking for rigs. Also there is the Seminole Canyon State park with a nice visitor’s center and some pleasant hiking. Both are north of Del Rio on Hwy 90. RV Park: Holiday Trav-L-Park Location: Del Rio, Texas Site: 30 Cost: $23.40 Services: FHU Comments: …

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