Archive for November 28th, 2011

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park

Monday, November 28th, 2011

This is Passport to Texas

Wildfires and drought are just two of the challenges that confronted Texas this year, changing how people spend time outdoors, and even think about the outdoors. But as our State park Guide Bryan Frazier tells us, good news stories remain.

50— Texas is so diverse from a destination standpoint, and its people so resilient. We have places like Martin Dies, Junior SP, which is north of Beaumont. And B.A. Steinhagen is the reservoir there, and it’s actually been at, and expected to be at full pool level on into the winter. They just added a bunch of new canoes for canoe rentals.

They’ve got a big event coming up—a Cowboy Evening—there at Martin Dies, Junior SP.

It’s kind of the edge of the big thicket where it meets the Pineywoods; it’s a beautiful scenery park, and it’s worth the trip there—for the hiking trail and other aspects of recreation.

Martin Dies, Junior has a really good story to tell, and is worth the trip. Especially if you live north of Houston in the Beaumont area, over that way. It’s just someplace if you haven’t been in awhile, go back and visit, it’s something you definitely ought to check out.

Thanks, Bryan.

That’s our show for today…with funding provided by Chevrolet, supporting outdoor recreation in Texas; because there’s life to be done.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife I’m Cecilia Nasti.