Plan your trip to Texas
Texas features more than 70 state parks and natural areas, perfect for exploring during your next getaway. Big Bend Ranch State Park, the state’s largest state park at 311,000 acres, is located along the Rio Grande and features plenty of hiking trails for all skill levels. If you are looking for more of an educational trip tied together with a bit of history, head to the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park. Enjoy the historical sites, picnicking, fishing, swimming, nature and wildlife viewing. The Visitor Center at the state park even houses some of the former president’s memorabilia.
Featured Nature Resorts and Lodges in Texas
Looking for a hefty dose of nature during a stay at The Dunes? Trek on over to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, known as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife, to truly reconnect with the natural beauty and nature the Gulf has to offer.
The only full service resort on Lake Texoma allows for plenty of nature and sightseeing. Explore the waters on a fishing or canoeing trip and enjoy the calming breeze. Or, keep your feet firmly on the ground at the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, adjacent to the resort. Discover the many native plants and animals on a relaxing hiking trip or...
At Kontiki Beach Resort, nature is your ultimate friend! With Aransas Bay just out the door, you are sure to feel relaxed and invigorated everyday. Simply soak up the sun, walk along the shores, or enjoy some fishing as you create a vacation that you'll always remember!
The beautiful natural surroundings of Silver Spur Ranch are sure to calm your heart during your Texas getaway. Enjoy the beautiful views from your private accommodation, or explore on a quiet walk or horseback ride. Here, you'll truly be able to become one with nature.
Take advantage of the natural beauty of Texas Hill Country when you stay at Settlers Crossing. Their charming accommodations are located throughout a 35-acre park-like setting, so you're surrounded by beautiful hills and the serenity of nature throughout your stay. Nearby you can explore the wonders of Hill Country State Park, or head to Enchanted...
The beauty of nature is all around when you stay at Cypress Creek Cottages. The scenic Texas Hill Country offers you a wealth of outdoor recreations and opportunities. Visit one of many local lakes for a day of fishing, take a hike through the hills, and much more.
At Lone Star Yogi, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Whether you're simply camping in a tent, or have the full RV set-up with electricity and wireless internet, you can still absorb the peace and relaxation that comes straight from nature. Enjoy a refreshing Texas getaway at this one-of-a-kind destination!
Located in the heart of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, Travaasa Destinations lets you truly embrace nature. Enjoy a variety of fun outdoor activities including horseback riding, ziplining, and hiking. Immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings during your one-of-a-kind Texas getaway!
The Flying L Guest Ranch is located in the heart of Texas Hill Country, making it a great getaway for nature-lovers of all ages. Explore the ranch's hiking trails and take in stunning views of the area, or join in on a guided horseback riding trip through the area. Keep your eyes open for white-tail deer, axis deer, blackbucks, jackrabbits, and a...
With a broad array of wildlife species and rugged natural beauty as far as the eye can see, Rancho Cortez is the perfect escape from urban life, thus providing access to the surrounding nature. The ranch borders the scenic Hill Country State Natural Area, a 5,500-acre park, with over 40 miles of hiking and riding trails for those seeking a healthy...
Nature is all around you at Neal's! Float down the Frio River, hike the rolling Hill Country, or horseback ride through the breathtaking landscape. Bird lovers can grab their binoculars and enjoy one of the best bird-watching regions in Texas. You may even catch a glimpse of the endangered Gold-cheeked Warbler or Black-capped Vireo!
Head to Galveston Island State Park to view various biological communities and island ecosystems of this long barrier island. Make sure to bring your fishing pole along to reel in your limit of speckled trout. Come and enjoy the lovely sand beaches and make sure to bring your camera along. Your bound to see plenty of colorful wildlife!
Texas Top List Picks
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Gulf-front getaways, Hill Country escapes, and Southwestern desert diamonds are spread across the Lone Star State's tranquil 268,581 acres, proving that relaxation is bigger in Texas. Knead away... more