Hiking or taking the canoe? Your top state parks in Texas

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- As the heat turns up and the summer clouds make their way, have you thought about taking a trip in the great outdoors?

We're taking a look at the top state parks in Texas, compiled by travel experts at Oyster.com.



  • Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

At the top of the pink granite rock, you can catch some incredible views of the area.

  • Caddo Lake State Park

Caddo Lake features countless bayous, ponds and cypress swamps for Texans to explore by kayak or canoe.

  • Big Bend Ranch State Park

Big Bend Ranch is the biggest state park at 238 square miles.

  • Palo Duro Canyon State Park

The park is the second largest canyon in the country and located in the panhandle near Amarillo.

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