Texas Outdoor Destinations
Texas is the largest state in the contiguous United States and it offers a huge wealth of outdoor recreation for families. There are 13 national parks and 90 state parks within Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department provides the Texas Outdoor Family program to teach basic outdoor and camping skills to families.
The geography in Texas varies considerably and include plains, desert and mountains. There are 3700 named streams and 14 major rivers, including the Rio Grande and Colorado River. The southeastern portion of the state provides coastline on the Gulf of Mexico.