Category Archives: texas state parks

Fort Griffin Historic Site- 04/15/2016

This is not a State Park, so your park pass doesn’t work here. There is a $4.00 entry fee for day use.  We were there to do the volksmarch.  We chose to do the 5K version which took us out … Continue reading

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McKinney Falls State Park Walk – 02/27/2016

We joined the Austin Volksmarching Club for a great day of hiking in the State Park just a few miles East of Austin.

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Fort Richardson State Park 10K

First a short history lesson on Fort Richardson. It was officially established in February 1868 in order to provide protection against marauding Comanche and Kiowa Indians. The unstockaded fort occupied some 300 acres along Lost Creek, a tributary of the … Continue reading

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Fort Parker State Park 10K

The walk started at the pavilion right next to the lake. Ed registering for the event. Walk heads out across the lagoon on a pontoon bridge. Pretty reeds. Ed on the trail through the woods. Looks like wild hogs had … Continue reading

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Big Springs State Park Volksmarch – 12/28/14

The walk started at the Ranger Station which was built by the CCC. We walked down and picked up the Nature Trail. The steps on the nature trail. We came to the fenced Prairie Dog Town, but we didn’t see … Continue reading

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Lake Livingston State Park 10K

Today we hiked at Lake Livingston State Park.  It is a year round event that can be done most any day.  We got the walk box from the rangers station, registered, and headed out. We learned that this 10K event … Continue reading

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10K at Tyler State Park

  We headed out to East Texas on Saturday morning to visit the state park north of Tyler.  It was a little cold when we started but it soon warmed up.  Half the walk was on park roads though which … Continue reading

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