Archive for August 3rd, 2007

Getting Splashy at State Parks

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Sport Fish Restoration Program

Autumn is gaining on us…and no self-respecting Texan would ever allow an entire summer to go by without spending time in or on the water. Fortunately, state parks provide many opportunities for both.

Inks Lakes State Park
near Burnet offers first-time boaters a chance to take part in their basic canoe skills clinic, which prepares participants for the Devil’s Waterhole Canoe Tour at the same site.

Already a skilled paddler? Then make tracks – or is that waves – to any Texas inland or coastal paddling trail. These trails provide well-mapped accessible day trips in a variety of settings, for all levels of paddling experience.

Anglers will gain a new perspective on their sport by casting a line from a kayak or canoe. It’s simple to do.

And, what’s better than being neck-deep in cool water on a hot summer’s day? No matter where you live in Texas, there’s a state park with a lake, river or creek, or ocean just waiting for you to dive in.

Find links to information about the opportunities I mentioned today when you log onto

That’s our show…with support from the Sport Fish Restoration Program…working to increase fishing and boating opportunities in Texas.

For Texas parks and wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.