TourTexas Nature Trails

Statewide Services and Attractions

A directory of Texas Nature Tourism activities, destinations and services throughout the state of Texas.

Center for Nature and Heritage Tourism - Hosted by the Department of Geography and Planning at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, our special focus is on the learning aspects of nature and heritage tourism -- how activities can help visitors learn about special environments and places, and how to care for them. The mission of the Center for Nature and Heritage Tourism is to provide an interdisciplinary context for education and research in nature and heritage tourism planning, development, and management. For more information, please call 512-245-3201.

The Colorado River Trail follows the Colorado River across 600 miles of beautiful Texas Country - from the pecan orchards of San Saba to the Gulf of Mexico. The Trail, created by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) in cooperation with neighboring communities, links the cultural, recreational, agricultural and environmental features of the 11 counties along the river. For additional information call the LCRA at 1-800-776-5272, ext. 4083.

Texas Agricultural Extension Service - Department of Rural Sociology. The Natural Resources website contains county-level data concerning natural resources, wildlife recreation, demographic and economic conditions for all Texas counties. The site also contains links for hunting, fishing, and other nature tourism sites. Highlights of the Calhoun County Nature Tourism Demonstration Project are also found there. The address is: www.ruralsoc.tamu.edu/.

Ever wondered what was down that little side road? Welcome to Texpert Tours! These day hikes, catered overnight camp-outs, and presentations offer new insights about Texas nature and history from a fascinating geographical perspective. Get out of your routine! Discover things you never knew while experiencing the Texas landscape. There's more: your participation helps to preserve these beautiful places, saving them for future generations while getting healthy exercise for yourself. Best of all, these outings are just plain fun. The stories you'll tell when you're back in the office! For more information, call Howie Richey at 512/383-TXTX (8989) now!!

Texas National Parks on the internet:
(The National Park Service home page is at: www.nps.gov)

  • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument... www.nps.gov/alfl/
  • Amistad National Receration Area............ www.nps.gov/amis/
  • Big Bend National Park...................... www.nps.gov/bibe/
  • Big Thicket National Prserve................ www.nps.gov/bith/
  • Chamizal National Monument.................. www.nps.gov/cham/
  • Fort Davis National Historic Site........... www.nps.gov/foda/
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park........... www.nps.gov/gumo/
  • Lake Meredith National Recreation Area...... www.nps.gov/lamr/
  • Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park.... www.nps.gov/lyjo/
  • Padre Island National Seashore.............. www.nps.gov/pais/
  • Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site www.nps.gov/paal/
  • Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River............ www.nps.gov/rigr/
  • San Antonio Missions National Historic Park. www.nps.gov/saan/

The Texas Wildlife Association was formed in 1985 to serve as an advocate for the benefit of wildlife and for the rights of wildlife managers, landowners, and hunters in educational, scientific, political, regulatory, legislative, and legal arenas. The Texas Wildlife Association is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization whose membership controls (either through ownership and/or leasing and/or consulting obligations) many, many millions of acres of wildlife habitat in Texas. Texas Wildlife Association members are dedicated to the maintenance, management, and enhancement of wildlife habitat on private land. Our mission is to insure that wildlife, especially on private property, remains an enduring part of Texas. For more information, please write to Texas Wildlife Association, 1635 NE Loop 410, Suite 108, San Antonio, TX 78209.

More Texas Nature Trails Listings:

As a member of TNTC or TTIA , your organization is eligible for a free basic listing in the TourTexas Nature Trails site. (Non-member listings are available for a small annual fee.) Use the on-line submission form to possibly include your Texas nature tourism activity, destination or service.

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