National Parks / Natural World in Dallas

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Dallas
Our mission is to build and maintain a public botanic garden which promotes the art, enjoyment and knowledge of horticulture, while providing opportunities for education and research.
Cedar Hill
Swimming beach, kayaking and fishing, DORBA bike trail, 3 playgrounds and camping opportunities.
Cedar Hill
Nature Experience Tours, hiking trails, natural style play area, plenty of space and the chance to be in the Citizen Science Program.
Natural Bridge
A nature filled day where kids can explore a 200 million year old natural sandstone bridge and local surrounding nature.
Mineral Wells
Activities include camping; lake swimming; fishing; boating; rock climbing; horse riding and hiking.
Sulphur
Peaceful Valley of Rippling Waters The Peaceful Valley of Rippling Waters appropriately describes Chickasaw National Recreation Area, known for its many mineral springs, cool water, flora, fauna, and wildlife. Here one's mind may wander back in ti...
Davis
Turner Falls Park, the oldest park in Oklahoma, has received national publicity and has served as a classroom for the naturalist. Many springs from the world famous Arbuckle Mountains form Honey Creek which cascades down a seventy-seven (77) foot fa...
Cameron Park
(134 Miles)
Cameron
Aside from the zoo the park also offers 3 playgrounds, splash pad, disc golf, hiking and biking trails, paddle trails and more.
Ashdown
A series of boat lanes meander through timber, marshes, and oxbow cutoffs making Millwood Lake a \"tree-filled\" fishing haven. Famous for bass tournaments, this 29,260-acre lake abounds in largemouth, catfish and crappie. Spring and fall offer angle...
Shreveport
Located three miles west of Blanchard, the 160-acre nature park contains a pine-oak-hickory forest accessible by five miles of nature trails. The park has an interpretive building, a pavilion with restrooms, a handicapped-accessible trail, and severa...
Austin
Located on the western edge of Zilker Park, the Austin Nature & Science Center is dedicated to the exploration of the natural world. Since 1960, ANSC has provided nature exhibits, education programs, and recreation resources for countless visitors, t...
Oklahoma City
Discover a breathtaking paradise nestled in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. The Myriad Botanical Gardens features 17 acres of landscaped gardens surrounding the crystal bridge conservatory.
Zwolle
Located on Toledo Bend Reservoir, one of the country's largest man-made reservoirs, North Toledo Bend State Park provides a venue for a wide variety of water-related activities in a pleasant environment. And for land-based activities, more than 900 a...
Murfreesboro
Arkansas, The Natural State, is blessed with an abundance of geological wonders. The Crater of Diamonds State Park, the only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public, stands out as a unique geological "gem" for you to explore and enjoy....
Doyline
Situated on the western shore of Lake Bistineau, this park offers a satisfying blend of beautiful vistas and outstanding recreational facilities. Memorable for its upland mixed hardwood forest, its open waters, and its enchanting stands of cypress an...
Florien
Over 700 acres of wild and cultivated beauty, Hodges Gardens State Park, located in Sabine Parish, is a unique member of the State Parks system.
Braggs
One of Oklahomas most family orientated parks Greenleaf State Park is located near Braggs, Oklahoma, and is situated around the 930-acre (3.8 km
Homer
Take your pick: swimming, fishing, birding, boating of all kinds, waterskiing, camping, hiking or just plain relaxing and enjoying unsurpassed natural beauty. It's all here . . . at Lake Claiborne State Park. For fishermen, the freshwater lake was la...
Anacoco
Pleasantly located on several small bluffs that extend over and into the Toledo Bend Reservoir, South Toledo Bend Reservoir State Park offers a scenic, waterfront view from many vantage points. While the reservoir is nationally recognized as a destin...
Tulsa
Tulsa Garden Center, located in historic Woodward Park, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a variety of horticultural and environmental education opportunities for the community and to serve as horticultural headquarters for the ...
El Dorado
Located adjacent to the El Dorado High School, this 13-acre site exhibits plants indigenous to Arkansas's West Gulf Coastal Plain region and exotic species including flowering azaleas and camellias. Operated by the South Arkansas Community College, t...
San Antonio
Emilie and Albert Friedrich Wilderness Park and Crownridge Canyon Natural Area are jewels of nature in the midst of rapidly developing northwest Bexar County. They provide a refuge for native species and an opportunity for visitors to experience the ...
Mountain Pine
Surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest, Lake Ouachita is known for its scenic natural beauty and the clarity of its waters. These pristine waters form the largest manmade lake within Arkansas's borders. Named one of the cleanest lakes in America,...
Paris
At 2,753-feet, Mount Magazine is Arkansas's highest mountain, rising dramatically above the broad valleys of the Petit Jean River to the south and the Arkansas River to its north. Graced with timeless natural beauty, this plateau-a remnant of an anci...
Hot Springs
The park features a launch ramp, standard pavilion, picnic sites, playgrounds, laundry and trails. Gifts, groceries, snacks and ice are available for sale daily at the visitor center that overlooks the swimming area and nature center (open during the...
Bandera
Picturesque trails wander over 348 acres, from the lowlands of the Medina River, that horse shoes through the ranch, to high in the hills for a panoramic view of the valleys beyond.
Farmerville
Piney forests, rolling hills, five fishing piers, and a beautiful lake draw visitors to this quiet, majestic state park. Designed to keep the focus on nature, park facilities blend with the natural landscape to enhance the outdoor experience of this ...
Chatham
Located on a peninsula on Caney Lake, Jimmie Davis State Park offers two boat launches and a fishing pier that cater to the sportsmen looking for a prime freshwater fishing spot. Waterskiing is another way to enjoy the clear waters of the lake, which...
West Fork
Lee Creek Valley, a picturesque setting in northwest Arkansas's Ozarks Mountains--ancient sedimentary mountains renowned for their natural beauty and lush oak-hickory forest--was selected as a park site in the 1930s. The Civilian Conservation Corps u...
Orange
An outstanding experience which includes exotic demonstration gardens and spectacular themed open air 'rooms'; Sensory, Vegetable, Bird and Butterfly Gardens; hands on learning in the Discovery Center; Discovery Theatre and Exhibit Hall.
X Bar Ranch
(260 Miles)
Eldorado
The X Bar Ranch is the ideal sanctuary for anyone interested in the splendor of the Texas countryside. The ranch encompasses 7,100 privately-owned acres of diverse terrain including ample native flora and fauna, scenic vistas, star-filled night skies...
Lake Charles
Originally named for the Texas folk hero who traveled extensively in the western reaches of Louisiana, Sam Houston Jones was given its current name in honor of the state's 37th governor, who was instrumental in setting aside this tract of land for th...
Ponca City
Cann Memorial Garden is a 10 acre estate located in the heart of Ponca City at the Junction of Highway 77 and Grand Avenue. The estate was given to the City of Ponca City by Elsie Cann Brown in memory of her parents. Lester Cann was an early pilla...
Lake Charles
Embark on a journey along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road through one of our nation\'s last great wildernesses - a lush realm of fertile prairies, delicate marshes and abundant wildlife. Discover 180 miles of winding roads through marshl...
Lake Charles
Get back to nature with the Creole Nature Trail! A fantastic outdoor adventure for the whole family.
Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park is the place to be if you are looking for something to do. Guests are never lacking somewhere to go, or something to do at a visit to Petit Jean. Hiking Trails: Get information on the more than 20 miles of hiking trails that ...
Little Rock
Pinnacle Mountain is a day-use park dedicated to environmental education, recreation, and preservation. Located just west of Little Rock, this natural environment was set aside in 1977 as Arkansas\'s first state park adjoining a major metropolitan ar...
Bastrop
Chemin-A-Haut State Park was designed with children in mind. Two playgrounds in the day-use area are a favorite spot of the younger patrons as is the wading pool in the swimming complex. Also, the park\\\'s swimming pool is open Memorial Day weekend ...
Rogers
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area (HSP-CA) is in its initial development phase. Arkansas's largest state park in land area, Hobbs covers 12,045 acres along the southern shores of 28,370-acre Beaver Lake. Twenty-two of the park's 60 miles of border s...
Ville Platte
The park covers over 6,400 acres of rolling hills and water in South Central Louisiana. The cool, clear waters of Lake Chicot have yielded record freshwater catches of largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and red-ear sunfish. Fishermen will enjoy the c...
Selman Bat Cave
(302 Miles)
Freedom
Take an optional tour and nature ramble around the area led by trained biologists, then settle in and wait for the exciting moment innumerable creatures take flight from the caves at the sun goes down!
Eureka Springs
1600 acres of scenic parkland including a lake with boat rentals, extensive hike and bike trails, plus plenty of local wildlife to spot as you explore.
Delhi
The 2,700-acre, man-made lake that is the center piece for Poverty Point Reservoir State Park offers visitors an outlet for a variety of watersport activities and a scenic backdrop for waterfowl migration each spring and fall.
Refugio
Step back in the time to the days of the old American West... a time when the lure of the wide open spaces drew men to create a new American way of life - the life of the cowboy. Now, you can live that life, as you experience the flavor of the old We...
Greenbrier
Nestled in the Ozark foothills, this state park is a serene getaway overlooking lovely Lake Bennett, 40-acres for fishing and swimming at the park's swimming beach area. A snack bar and bathhouse with hot showers are located near the swim beach. Par...
Missouri Valley
Wilson Island, named after former Governor George Wilson, came into existence as an island sandbar around 1900. Today, Wilson Island State Recreation Area encompasses 544 acres of dense cottonwood stands. Seclusion is one of the area\'s greatest asse...
Lake Village
The Mississippi Delta's captivating beauty and recreational opportunities come together at Arkansas's largest natural lake, Lake Chicot. Cut off centuries ago when the Mississippi River changed course, this 20-mile long oxbow lake is a peaceful setti...
Heber Springs
The Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red river area of Arkansas offers exceptional opportunities to explore the great out-of-doors. Whether your tastes run to fishing, boating and other fun on the water or golfing, hiking, biking and hunting
St Joseph
There are over 3,000 acres of water surface on Lake Bruin, and the visitors to Lake Bruin State Park have access to every acre for incomparable freshwater fishing, superb water sports and fine outdoor living. The 53-acre site was originally establish...
Watson
The paved trail stretches through a shaded canopy of native hardwoods, alongside agricultural fields, and across many streams. Wildlife viewing and birding opportunities abound along the route. The park visitor center is located on Ark. 49 in Barton...

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