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6 Texas State Parks for Beating the Summer Heat

6 Texas State Parks for Beating the Summer Heat

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Escape the summer heat and take a dip in the refreshing water found at these six Texas State Parks. Load up the kids and head out on your next adventure.

Possum Kingdom State Park

Explore the rugged canyon country of the Brazos River Valley and see some of the clearest, bluest water in the southwest at Possum Kingdom State Park. Travel a short hour and a half west of TAYLOR’D and explore the striking scenery, hike, bike, geocache, fish and so much more!

A weekend getaway to Possum Kingdom State Park is a great overlanding adventure! Stay at one of the campsites and take in the beauty that Possum Kingdom Lake has to offer.

Distance to TAYLOR’D - About 80 miles to Possum Kingdom State Park

Colorado Bend State Park

Spend the weekend two hours northwest of Austin exploring the unspoiled wilderness of Colorado Bend. Marvel at the beauty of Gorman Falls, cool off in Spicewood Springs, fish or paddle the river or take a cave tour! There is so much to do at Colorado Bend State Park. Back-to-nature camping is the way to go at the drive-up campsites.

Distance to TAYLOR’D - About 160 miles to Colorado Bend State Park

Inks Lake State Park

Inks Lake State Park offers family fun on and off the water. With its sparkling blue water, colorful rock outcrops and striking sunsets, this gem of the Hill Country is just an hour northwest of Austin. Swim, boat, water ski, scuba dive and fish on your weekend getaway to Inks Lake.

Distance to TAYLOR’D - About 176 miles to Inks Lake State Park

Guadalupe River State Park

Beautiful scenery and colorful history await, just outside of San Antonio and Austin. A weekend getaway to Guadalupe River State Park is a great overlanding adventure! With four miles of river frontage, the Guadalupe River takes center stage at the park. Step away from the river to find the more peaceful areas.

Kayak or canoe the Guadalupe River. When the water levels are good there are several options for paddling trips. The park is also the starting point for the new 5-mile Guadalupe River State Park Paddling Trail. Contact the park for information on current river flow levels.

Distance to TAYLOR’D - About 245 miles to Guadalupe River State Park

McKinney Falls State Park

Listen to Onion Creek flowing over limestone ledges and splashing into pools. Follow trails winding through the Hill Country woods. Explore the remains of an early Texas homestead and a very old rock shelter. All of this lies within Austin’s city limits at McKinney Falls State Park - what are you waiting for?

Distance to TAYLOR’D - About 216 miles to McKinney Falls State Park

Pedernales Falls State Park

Flowing over and around huge slabs of limestone, the Pedernales River can be turbulent. But most often it is tranquil, and a great place to relax and recharge. Just 30 miles west of Austin, Pedernales Falls State Park is great for a weekend overlanding adventure. The river awaits!

Distance to TAYLOR’D - About 211 miles to Pedernales Falls State Park

TAYLOR’D can help!

Cool off this summer at one of these great Texas State Parks! Get the family together and take a weekend getaway that everyone will love. Your overlanding adventure starts with TAYLOR’D Overland!