Archive for September 24th, 2007

TPWD Expo: Family Camping

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

State Parks Director Walt Dabney will be the first to say:

Our department slogan that Life’s Better Outside is really right on. You gotta get outside to really keep your mind right, I think.

Your chance to get outside, get your mind right, and sample a variety of outdoor activities happens during the 16th Parks and Wildlife Expo.

Expo is held the first weekend in October – Saturday and Sunday – open nine to five and it’s free.

Ernie Gammage is Expo Director. He says a new feature this year is a family camping area.

Camping – especially with your family – is just about one of the most fun things you can do, because it’s something you can do together. You can put up your tent together, you can cook together. You can make s’mores, by gosh, you’ve gotta have s’mores. And how are we going to encourage this during Expo? We have never had a specific family camping site at Expo, but we are going to have this year. And one of the things this year, we’re going to talk about how to set up a family camp site; activities that you can do during the day….after dark. How to set up a tent, how to cook meals to take, and how to make that experience really the best for you and your family.

Learn about camping at Expo, October 6 & 7, at TPWD HQ in Austin. Bring the family, but leave your doggie at home. Find links to Expo at

That’s our show for today… For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

Click here to go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo Website