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Texas National Parks

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

For more than 10,000 years, pre-Columbian Indians dug agatized dolomite from quarries here to make projectile points, knives, scrapers, and other tools.

Amistad National Recreation Area

Situated on the U.S.-Mexican border, the Amistad Reservoir on the Rio Grande offers excellent opportunities for year-round water-based recreation.

Big Bend National Park

From terrain covered in yuccas, bunchgrasses, and cactuses to the Rio Grande and its steep canyons, Big Bend National Park is spectacular and wild.

Big Thicket National Preserve

The "Biological Crossroads of North America" consists of nine separate land units and four water corridors that protect a variety of ecological systems.

Chamizal National Memorial

Commemorates the peaceful settlement of a 100-year boundary dispute between Mexico and the United States through the Chamizal Treaty of 1963.

El Camino Real de Los Tejas National Historic Trail

Come on a journey that will carry you through 300 years of Texas and Louisiana frontier settlement and development.

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail

Take a journey on El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail to savor 300 years of heritage and culture in the Southwest.

Fort Davis National Historic Site

Soldiers from Fort Davis assisted in opening the area to settlement and protected travelers along the San Antonio-El Paso Road from 1854 to 1891.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Features portions of the world's most extensive and significant Permian limestone fossil reef; includes Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas at 8,749 feet.

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

Created by Sanford Dam on the Canadian River, Lake Meredith is a popular water recreation area in the Southwest.

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

Includes the birthplace, boyhood home, and ranch of the 36th President, his grandparents' log cabin, and the family cemetery.

Padre Island National Seashore

The longest remaining undeveloped barrier island in the world provides food, water, and shelter for diverse wildlife.

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site

Preserves the large battlefield on which the first battle of the 1846-48 Mexican War took place.

Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River

A 191-mile strip on the American shore of the Rio Grande in the Chihuahuan Desert protects the river.

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Four Spanish frontier missions, part of a colonization system that stretched across the Spanish Southwest in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, are commemorated here.

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