Kids watching too much television? Then the best cure for that is get them out into the great outdoors! If you are looking for a beautiful piece of nature to take the family in Laredo, we think Lake Casa Blanca State Park might be just what you need!
This lovely and relaxing park just minutes from the Mexican border has tons of outdoor family fun on the way and on land. The perfect family outing!
Ever tried water skiing? Here is a good a place as any to give it a go! Out on the lake you can also take a boat out, or even go for a swim - we know how those hot Texas summers can be! (Don't forget your sunblock and hats though!)
There are trails for mountain-biking and hiking, which will take the kids through varied and beautiful landscapes. There is also another swim area, as well as fun playgrounds where they can jump, climb and hide. Let's get creative!
For those active kids there is tennis and volleyball for them to enjoy, as well as basketball courts. Who's ready to slam dunk! If you want something a bit more relaxing, you can study the birds, wildlife and nature. You can even camp along the shore if you wanted to extend your family day out into an evening experience! The world seems completely different at night!
All of the campsites have water and electricity, and some have sewer hook ups too.
Fishing more your thing? Then you might be lucky enough to reel in a largemouth of catfish - there is a fishing pier as well as a boat ramp.
Oh yes - want to be a ranger? Then kids, ask at the headquarters about borrowing a Junior Ranger Explorer Pack where you can try and earn that badge!
Didn't we tell you that Lake Casa Blanca State Park might be just what you need!
This lovely state park is just east of Laredo off Hwy 59, which is off Bob Bullock Loop.
Park only in designated areas.
The park do their best to keep it nice and tidy for future visitors, so help them out and leave no trace of your visit - except stories and laughter!
There are picnic areas so just bring along anything you might love and enjoy a beautiful family picnic out in the Texas sun (or shade)!
Try and learn about the history of the area - it's fascinating! Did you know that 42 million years ago this area was actually on the coast? They know this through fossil finds. Amazing!
Make sure you pack plenty of water, it's important to keep hydrated! Also, keep some fruits and healthy snacks which will give the kids more energy for longer.
The park is great for anyone in a wheelchair - get out and enjoy it too!
The park sometimes organize events like nature walks, so keep up to date on what's happening so you don't miss out on what might interest you.