Archive for March 9th, 2012

State Parks: Spring Break

Friday, March 9th, 2012

This is Passport to Texas

Throughout the month of March, students and families will take time away from school and work to enjoy a week-long spring break. And most want to spend that time on or near the water. Our State Park guide Bryan Frazier says state parks offer plenty of wet and wild fun.

61—People are anxious to get outside; they’ve got some cabin fever. And so they want to go to the beach, or they want to go to the coast. And we’ve got Galveston Island SP there, on the upper Texas coast down to Goose Island SP in the middle Texas coast.

The beaches at Mustang Island SP, not far from Corpus Christi—which is a very popular Spring Break destination.

People also like to fish. And we’ve got fresh water lakes in addition to what we have in salt water that are great for people to get out in and enjoy time on the water. From Lake Mineral Wells, and Falcon.

Choke Canyon SP and Cedar Hill…no matter what part of Texas [you live in], there are places people can get out—near and on the water—and enjoy that.

And they don’t just like to fish. A lot of times people just want to canoe or kayak. And we’ve got places where you can rent those in our state parks, which is great for spring breakers who go there. Places like Inks Lake State Park, or Village Creek, or Buescher SP, or Palmetto SP. We even have hydro-bikes. Pedal boats at lots of pars…so whatever your brand of water recreation for Spring Break—visit a state park and I think we can accommodate you.

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.