The Javelina or Collared Peccary is a common sight under the bird feeders at least until the prickly pear cactus comes into spring flowering where they often fight over seed droppings while green jays often feed for these same seeds on their backs.
The Texas State Parks and Wildlife Department has preserved many of the most scenic areas in Central Texas as state parks. Take some time to explore the most beautiful landscapes in Central Texas with some of these...more
Texas's Hill Country Region Parks
State Fish Hatcherys
Parks in this region are near these Texas Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
Blanco State Park is 104.6 acres, along the Blanco River, in Blanco County. The land was deeded by private owners in 1933 before the park was opened in 1934.
The park area was used as a campsite by early explorers and settlers. A spring in the park made the location ideal when the river was dry. ........more >
Inks Lake State Park is 1201 acres of recreational facilities adjacent to Inks Lake on the Colorado River in Burnet County. The park was acquired by deeds from the Lower Colorado River Authority and private owners in 1940 and was opened to the public in 1950. Inks Lake is located in the Highland Lakes ........more >
Kerrville-Schreiner Park is a 517.2-acre area along the Guadalupe River, five miles southeast of downtown Kerrville in Kerr County. The Civilian Conservation Corps CCC accomplished original park construction in the early 1930s. This park was formerly operated by TPWD and is now operated by the City ........more >
Longhorn Cavern State Park, south of Burnet in Burnet County, is 645.62 acres classified as a scenic park in the rugged Hill Country. Longhorn Cavern was acquired in 1932 - 1937 from private owners. It was dedicated a state park in 1932, was opened in 1938 and was dedicated as a natural landmark in ........more >
A. E. Wood Fish Hatchery is located in central Texas along the banks of the San Marcos River. This state-of-the-art facility specializes in rearing fingerling sportfish for stocking into more than 300 Texas reservoirs. The staff welcomes the public to come and visit this educational and informative ........more >