The best outdoor activities in Texas

Most everybody in the Lone Star State loves the great outdoors. So if you’re planning to visit or relocate, check out these leisure pursuits that’s big and better in Texas:


There’s nothing more Texan than barbecuing, and residents take pride in their barbecue recipes. The Lone Star State has not one, but four traditional styles of serving barbecue: East Texas, Central Texas, South Texas and West Texas.

Bass fishing

Lake Sam Rayburn and the Toledo Bend Reservoir offer endless hours of fun when it comes to fishing for bass. In fact, Toledo Bend has been named the best bass fishing like in the United States.
TIP: The prestigious Bassmaster Elite Series return to the waters of Toledo Bend Reservoir on May 12 to 15, 2016 at Cypress Bend Park.

Tubing along the Guadalupe River.

This gorgeous 230-mile stretch of pristine waters from Kerr County to San Antonio Bay gives residents and visitors the best rafting, canoeing, and fly fishing experience ever. Floating (or “tubing”) along the Guadalupe with your friends will re-energize you for the next big adventure.

Exploring Enchanted Rock

This favorite spot in Fredericksburg is ideal for hiking, backpacking, camping, rock climbing, picnicking, bird watching, studying nature, geocaching, and stargazing. Its pink granite pluton batholiths and breathtaking views are the pride of Texas.
TIP: The rock’s 1,000-foot-long cave makes for an exciting subterranean experience as well

Taking a dip at Hamilton Pool

This must-see place was formed when an accident of nature made the dome of an underground river cave in due to widespread erosion. The result is a natural wonder which attracts residents and visitors for its giant limestone slabs, refreshing pool, and exotic flora. Movies, like Jennifer Connelly and Don Johnson’s “The Hot Spot” and the experimental drama “Tree of Life,” were filmed on location here.
TIP: Make sure you come to the park early, though, Because it easily gets filled with visitors, especially on weekends.

Visiting Big Bend National Park

Texas’s largest national park is bigger than Rhode Island. But that’s not the reason why it attracts droves of visitors regularly. Big Bend’s amazing topography, its hiking and biking trails, and iconic rock formations are guaranteed to make you gasp in wonder. Emory Peak literally takes you on top of the world. Casa Grande and
Balanced Rock are wonders of nature. And visitors can’t get enough of the Santa Elena and Coquillas canyons.

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