Archive for September 3rd, 2012

State Parks: Palo Pinto Mountains State Park

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Palo Pinto Loop

Palo Pinto Loop

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Folks living in the Fort Worth area have something to look forward to: Palo Pinto Mountains State Park. Our state park guide, Bryan Frazier, has details.

51—We’re so excited to be able to talk about Palo Pinto Mountains State Park. It’s just outside the little town of Strawn, and it’s about an hour’s drive from the Fort Worth Metroplex. It’s that beautiful north Texas Hill Country, which is actually part of an ancient mountain range – the Palo Pinto Mountains. So, this is 33-hundred acres that’s going to be developed, and we’ve already hired one park employee there. The master planning has begun. We’re going to take a real hard look at how we can develop this efficiently to utilize what’s there. There’s a 90 acre lake there, there’s pecan bottoms, and just this beautiful ecosystem that’s primed and ready for park development. And the future of this park will depend on what funds are available that are able to be put toward park development. But the planning is underway; so, stay tuned for future updates for that park.

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Thanks Bryan

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife I’m Cecilia Nasti.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.