Visit a National Park During National Park Week

April 20, 2018

Texas is known for its beautiful scenery, wide open spaces and rugged landscapes begging to be explored. And there is no better time to get out and explore the outdoors in Texas than during National Park Week, which is celebrated from Saturday, April 21 until Sunday, April 29.

Within the Lone Star State, we have 13 national parks. Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park provide outdoor adventurers with challenging hiking opportunities and the chance to explore some of Texas’ highest peaks. Padre Island National Seashore allows visitors to explore our diverse coastal ecosystem, and Big Thicket National Preserve displays the majesty of our state’s dense forest region. These are but a few examples of the opportunities Texans have to get out and enjoy our national park system right here at home.

National Park Week kicks off tomorrow, when admission to all national parks is free, making it the ideal day to get out there and explore the amazing beauty of our state’s national parks!

To learn more about the 13 national parks in Texas, visit  And to get a glimpse of what some of the Lone Star State’s national parks have to offer, watch the video below from Travel Texas.