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.

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