The Javelina or Collared Peccary is a common sight under the bird feeders at least until the prickly pear cactus comes into spring flowering where they often fight over seed droppings while green jays often feed for these same seeds on their backs.
The Texas State Parks and Wildlife Department has preserved many of the most scenic areas in Central Texas as state parks. Take some time to explore the most beautiful landscapes in Central Texas with some of these...more
55 State Parks 4 State Forests 5 State Fish Hatcherys 2 State Airports 2 National Parks 4 National Forests 1 National Historical Park 1 National Historic Site 1 National Seashore 11 National Wildlife Refuges
My families favorite park - Since I was a child I have had wonderful memories. I remember swimming at the lake with my brothers and trying to fish. My family has always been close but at the lake the bond we shared was stronger. I love this lake peaceful and relaxing on a sunny day.
Best place to exercise - I go here three to four times per week to jog the trails. Very peaceful away from the traffic noise and no fear of getting run over. There are multiple routes to jog, hike or run ranging from 2-6 miles depending on how you configure it. Park either at Jones parking lot the lesser known one at Cochrane trail (outside where the horse trailers park).
Very nice park for family tent camping - Tent camped for two nights (Thursday and a Friday) in early November. Park was very quiet Thursday night, but filled up for Friday (and probably Saturday too) with close proximity to Houston. Restroom facilities clean and average. Recreation facilities such as boat rental, fishing piers, and rental shop are well maintained and reasonably priced.
In general good family tent camping park relatively close to Houston.
Hill Shade RV Park is a small, hidden treasure nestled among more than 200 trees. Your greatest noise factor here will be sounds of wildlife. Our park is located 11 miles west of Gonzales, Texas. Family owned and operated. We have 20 sites 30 and 50 amp, including three 70 ft. pull-throughs.
Centrally located to active areas of the Eagle Ford Shale in Gonzales County. We are on Texas State Highway 97 West near Highway 1116 toward Pilgram, Highway 108 toward Smiley, and Highway 97 West to Nixon