TEXAS NATIONAL PARKS, 
MONUMENTS, PRESERVES, 
HISTORIC SITES

REGIONS OF TEXAS

The 13 Texas National Park Service sites are noted for their uniqueness and variety.

Included are a presidential ranch, two recreation areas, a wild scenic river, a seashore, national preserve, a fort, center for the arts, a battlefield and archeological sites.

In the Texas National Parks you'll find big wide open spaces with biking, hiking, birding, camping, swimming, boating and just about any other outdoor experience you can think of.

Texas National Parks, Monuments, Preserves, Historic Sites & Recreation Areas

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
Pre-Columbian quarries where Indians dug dolomite to make tools and weapons.

Amistad National Recreation Area
Water sports, including fishing, on the Amistad Reservoir on the Rio Grande River.

Big Bend National Park
The Rio Grande cuts a deep canyon for over 100 through this National Park, with mountain and desert landscapes.

Big Thicket National Preserve
Known as the "biological crossroads of America," with diverse plant and animal life, including alligators.

Chamizal National Forest
Commemorates the 1963 Chamizal Treaty which settled a 99 year old boundary dispute between the United States and Mexico.

Fort Davis National Historic Site
Fort Davis was an active fort from 1854 til 1891. This is the best preserved fort in the American Southwest.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Tallest mountain in Texas with massive earth fault exposing part of the world's biggest Permian limestone fossil reef.

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
Reservoir on the Canadian River with a marina, with houseboats, 7 boat launch ramps, 11 campgrounds and 9 picnic areas.

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
The 36th President of the United States birthplace, home and ranch.

Padre Island National Seashore
This barrier island stretches along the Gulf Coast for more than 90 miles, with wide sandy beaches.

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site
Future president, General Zachary Taylor led the Americans in the first battle of the Mexican War.

Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River
A 191 mile long strip of the American side of the Rio Grande River in the Chihuahuan Desert.

San Antonio Missions National Historic Park
The Spanish missions which were part of the colonization system used by the Spanish in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.


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