A wooded oasis on the banks of Elm Creek. A historic water tower and observation deck constructed by the CCC overlook the swimming pool. Fishing, hiking, boating and picnicking are available. Lake Abilene is adjacent to the park. Admission and camping fees. 16 miles southwest of Abilene. 325/572-...
The popular park on the Laguna Madre is located within and surrounded by the huge Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. Facilities include lighted fishing piers, picnic areas, a playground, boat ramp, nature trail, and 35 RV sites with full hookups. Take F.M. 106 east 3.1 miles to F.M. 2925; ...
Nestled in the Big Thicket, the reservation is home to the Alabama and Coushatta, part of Southern forest tribes. Sam Houston, a staunch friend, was influential in having the reservation created in the 1850s. Enjoy scenic camping areas, fishing lake and swimming. 936/563-1100. www.alabama-coushat...
The 160,000-square-foot building provides facilities for football, concerts and other events. It's home for the Alamo Bowl college football game each December. Tours conducted every Thu.–Fri. (No tours if an event is scheduled.) Admission charge. 100 Montana St. 800/884-3663. www.alamodome.com.
Site of the 1989 Texas Track Championships. The 33.334 meter track is banked nine to 33 degrees. Bicyclists may ride 6–9 p.m. Tue.–Thu. and 9 a.m.–noon Sat. 19008 Saums Road in Cullen Park. www.houstoncycling.org.
Multipurpose facility hosts concerts and rodeos, and is home to the Allen Americans (Central Hockey League), Allen Wranglers (Professional Indoor Football League) and Dallas Sidekicks (Professional Arena Soccer League). 200 E. Stacy Road. 972/678-4646. www.alleneventcenter.com
The center is home to the NHL's Dallas Stars and the NBA's Dallas Mavericks. The 72-acre park features two five-story retail buildings with facilities for concerts and events, a hotel and more. 2500 Victory Lane. 214/222-3687. www.americanairlinescenter.com.
Amistad NRA is the U.S. portion of the International Amistad Reservoir. Boating, waterskiing, fishing, birding, camping, hiking, swimming and archaeological sites are major attractions. Some of the oldest pictographs in North America are in the Amistad area. Boating, camping and hunting fees appl...
More than 40 species of birds nest in this 24,356-acre marshland on East Galveston Bay. Activities include wildlife observation, birding, photography, waterfowl hunting, fishing and crabbing. Overnight camping is limited, in duration and location. About 18 miles southeast of Anahuac. PO Box 278, ...
Nearest entrance is 13 miles northwest on Texas 63. Camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, four-wheeling, canoeing, backpacking, swimming and picnicking are permitted in recreation areas. District ranger office: 409/698-8620. See NATIONAL PARKS AND FORESTS.
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