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Wildlife Viewing at Palmetto State Park

Friday, September 10th, 2010

This is Passport to Texas

At less than 300 acres, Palmetto State Park might not be the biggest site in the park system, but if you like wildlife viewing you’ll find wood ducks, raccoons, red eared sliders, eastern bluebirds, fox squirrels, and horned lizards, to name a few.

And as our State Park guide, Bryan Frazier tell us, trail improvements in the park will get you up close and personal with all of them.

31—it’s SE of the Austin area, near Luling and Gonzales. And they have almost doubled their trail system—and it isn’t just little pathway trails; we’re talking about extra wide, five or six wide, caliche based trails and boardwalks. They’ve got plans for wayside interpretive panels all along there. And it’s really some of the nicest trails that we have in our state park system. And so, not only is it in response to customer demand, but its something that we’re proud to showcase as well…that, here’s dollars being used for purposes that people have wanted.

Thanks Bryan.

The park abuts the San Marcos River. So take a break from your hike to cast a line into the water and reel in a channel catfish or largemouth bass, because you can fish free in state parks.

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