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
54 State Parks 4 State Forests 1 State Historic Site 5 State Fish Hatcherys 5 State Fish Hatcherys 2 National Parks 4 National Forests 1 National Historic Site 1 National Historic Park 10 National Wildlife Refuges 2 National Recreation Areas 1 National Seashore
W.G. Jones Park Under Threat - A recent state bill was introduced to allow bulldozing of areas of the W.G. Jones Park for commercial buildings. SB 1964 was recently sponsored by Sen Creighton. It would effectively destroy this park.
Bicycling in the park - Policies and logistics can be developed to re-introduce safe biking within the park. Many senior local residents and Winter Texas seniors would like to stay active and complete the entire park trail on their bicycles. Stopping this activity is short sighted and park revenues also must be impacted. We have tried to have this activity re-instated without success.
The owl show was great - My family and I participated in The Owl Prowl a couple of weekends ago. It was fabulous. The ranger was very knowledgable and informative and her presentation was excellent. We really enjoyed it. Thank you to the ranger.
Centrally located to active areas of the Eagle Ford Shale in Gonzales County. We are on Texas State Highway 97 West near Highway 1116 toward Pilgram, Highway 108 toward Smiley, and Highway 97 West to Nixon
Hill Shade RV Park is a small, hidden treasure nestled among more than 200 trees. Your greatest noise factor here will be sounds of wildlife. Our park is located 11 miles west of Gonzales, Texas. Family owned and operated. We have 20 sites 30 and 50 amp, including three 70 ft. pull-throughs.