Protected Parks of South Texas
Get closer to nature in these pristine parks.
Along with the expansive nationally protected seashore, our state parks are natural treasures well worth exploring. Make your way between the icons of South Texas, like Mustang Island State Park – a former ranching area that has emerged as a coastal playground with 5 miles of big, uninterrupted beaches. Find plentiful camping opportunities in Goose Island State Park, where you’ll find the perfect selfie spot by The Big Tree, one of the oldest live oaks in the state. Out here, our protected parks encompass a variety of landscapes, including wide-open lakes and a wildlife refuge. Experience a Texas-sized adventure as you make your way through these beautiful swaths of land and water.