October 12, 2019

24 Beautiful Texas Parks Where You Can See Fall Colors

As gorgeous as Texas is, it isn't too common in these parts to be able to see the change in colors in nature with the fall season. Thankfully, there are select spots where the mesmerizing beauty comes through. From foliage to sunsets, here are some state parks and nature areas where you can experience fall colors.
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Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
634 Park Road 48 South, Jasper, (409) 384-5231, tpwd.texas.gov
This 705-acre recreation area is complete with nature spots where you can simply get lost in all the beauty of the park. While the fact that two rivers meet here is cool in and of itself, catch a spot at this point and take in the wonderment of the natural landmark.
Photo via Instagram / mesclovon
Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
634 Park Road 48 South, Jasper, (409) 384-5231, tpwd.texas.gov
This 705-acre recreation area is complete with nature spots where you can simply get lost in all the beauty of the park. While the fact that two rivers meet here is cool in and of itself, catch a spot at this point and take in the wonderment of the natural landmark.
Photo via Instagram / mesclovon
Guadalupe River State Park
3350 Park Road 31, Spring Branch, (830) 438-2656, tpwd.texas.gov
A quick drive away and you’ll find yourself in Guadalupe River State Park. Though popular for its swimming hole, you can visit for its awesome trails – 13 miles worth to be exact. Throughout the trails, both long and short, you can score some awesome views that will have you in awe.
Photo via Instagram / axiomathey
Guadalupe River State Park
3350 Park Road 31, Spring Branch, (830) 438-2656, tpwd.texas.gov
A quick drive away and you’ll find yourself in Guadalupe River State Park. Though popular for its swimming hole, you can visit for its awesome trails – 13 miles worth to be exact. Throughout the trails, both long and short, you can score some awesome views that will have you in awe.
Photo via Instagram / axiomathey
Martin Creek Lake State Park
9515 Co Road 2181D, Tatum, (903) 836-4336, tpwd.texas.gov
Head to east Texas and you’ll be able to explore the 286 acres at this recreational area. Yup, it’s pretty small here, but you won’t need much space to appreciate the undisturbed wonder of the land. You can fish or walk the trails here, or just simply sit back and enjoy the sunset making its way down over the lake.
Photo via Instagram / lyncaudle
Martin Creek Lake State Park
9515 Co Road 2181D, Tatum, (903) 836-4336, tpwd.texas.gov
Head to east Texas and you’ll be able to explore the 286 acres at this recreational area. Yup, it’s pretty small here, but you won’t need much space to appreciate the undisturbed wonder of the land. You can fish or walk the trails here, or just simply sit back and enjoy the sunset making its way down over the lake.
Photo via Instagram / lyncaudle
Blanco State Park
101 Park Rd 23, Blanco, (830) 833-4333, tpwd.texas.gov
A wildlife viewing station – which is exactly what it sounds like – can be found at this Central Texas park, along with cedar and pecan trees along the hills. If that sounds picturesque, that’s because it is. Bring your camera to take lots of photographs of this beautiful space.
Photo via Instagram / cheesim
Blanco State Park
101 Park Rd 23, Blanco, (830) 833-4333, tpwd.texas.gov
A wildlife viewing station – which is exactly what it sounds like – can be found at this Central Texas park, along with cedar and pecan trees along the hills. If that sounds picturesque, that’s because it is. Bring your camera to take lots of photographs of this beautiful space.
Photo via Instagram / cheesim
Ray Roberts Lake State Park
100 P W 4137, Pilot Point, (940) 686-2148, tpwd.texas.gov
Surrounding the lake you’ll discover wooded equestrian and hiking trails you’ll be able to explore. Sunsets are always breathtaking in Texas, but those during fall are all the more mesmerizing. Don’t miss it here, especially if you’re looking out on the water. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it?
Photo via Instagram / kimdewolff
Ray Roberts Lake State Park
100 P W 4137, Pilot Point, (940) 686-2148, tpwd.texas.gov
Surrounding the lake you’ll discover wooded equestrian and hiking trails you’ll be able to explore. Sunsets are always breathtaking in Texas, but those during fall are all the more mesmerizing. Don’t miss it here, especially if you’re looking out on the water. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it?
Photo via Instagram / kimdewolff
Cedar Hill State Park
1570 FM1382, Cedar Hill, (972) 291-3900, tpwd.texas.gov
It’s not often we’ll throw out suggestions near Dallas, because, well… Dallas. But if you’re so inclined to head way up north, be sure to put Cedar Hill on your itinerary. This North Texas park is ideal for biking and hiking, and makes it a point to bring nature to the forefront. The park also lets you tour an old farm, so agriculture is also really essential to the vibe here.
Photo via Instagram / cedarhillstatepark
Cedar Hill State Park
1570 FM1382, Cedar Hill, (972) 291-3900, tpwd.texas.gov
It’s not often we’ll throw out suggestions near Dallas, because, well… Dallas. But if you’re so inclined to head way up north, be sure to put Cedar Hill on your itinerary. This North Texas park is ideal for biking and hiking, and makes it a point to bring nature to the forefront. The park also lets you tour an old farm, so agriculture is also really essential to the vibe here.
Photo via Instagram / cedarhillstatepark
Daingerfield State Park
455 Park Road 17, Daingerfield, (903) 645-2921, tpwd.texas.gov
You’ll be up for quite a road trip if you head out to Daingerfield. This state park is located southwest of Texarkana, which is quite a drive, but provides top-notch views. With a range of fall colors found in the foliage, you’ll be enamored by the scenery here.
Photo via Instagram / mackenzieall
Daingerfield State Park
455 Park Road 17, Daingerfield, (903) 645-2921, tpwd.texas.gov
You’ll be up for quite a road trip if you head out to Daingerfield. This state park is located southwest of Texarkana, which is quite a drive, but provides top-notch views. With a range of fall colors found in the foliage, you’ll be enamored by the scenery here.
Photo via Instagram / mackenzieall
Pedernales Falls State Park
2585 Park Road 6026, Johnson City, (830) 868-7304, tpwd.texas.gov
Right in the heart of Central Texas, Pedernales Falls offers plenty of ways to experience the beauty of nature – especially in the fall. In addition to camping, picnicking, geocaching, bird-watching and riding horses, there is, of course, plenty of fun to be had on these trails. Ranging from easy to challenging, you can choose a route that works for you. Each trail has something extra to offer, like scenic views or a hell of a challenge.
Photo via Instagram / david.paul.connell
Pedernales Falls State Park
2585 Park Road 6026, Johnson City, (830) 868-7304, tpwd.texas.gov
Right in the heart of Central Texas, Pedernales Falls offers plenty of ways to experience the beauty of nature – especially in the fall. In addition to camping, picnicking, geocaching, bird-watching and riding horses, there is, of course, plenty of fun to be had on these trails. Ranging from easy to challenging, you can choose a route that works for you. Each trail has something extra to offer, like scenic views or a hell of a challenge.
Photo via Instagram / david.paul.connell
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
400 Pine Canyon, Salt Flat, (915) 828-3251, nps.gov
Go almost as far as New Mexico and you’ll find yourself in this national park where lots of adventures await you. Consider it a bucket list item at any point of the year, but especially in the fall. The change in leaf colors will definitely be worth the trip. If you’re looking for something extra to really make your trip worthwhile, hit up the sand dunes.
Photo via Instagram / v.eronica.r
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
400 Pine Canyon, Salt Flat, (915) 828-3251, nps.gov
Go almost as far as New Mexico and you’ll find yourself in this national park where lots of adventures await you. Consider it a bucket list item at any point of the year, but especially in the fall. The change in leaf colors will definitely be worth the trip. If you’re looking for something extra to really make your trip worthwhile, hit up the sand dunes.
Photo via Instagram / v.eronica.r
Tyler State Park
789 Park Road 16, Tyler, (903) 597-5338, tpwd.texas.gov
There may be a lot of things to do within this state park, but the scenery alone is reason enough to make the trip up north. A 64-acre spring-fed lake, 100-foot-tall trees and historic structures can all be found here, and you’ll have a blast roaming around and taking it all in.
Photo via Instagram / nordeisme
Tyler State Park
789 Park Road 16, Tyler, (903) 597-5338, tpwd.texas.gov
There may be a lot of things to do within this state park, but the scenery alone is reason enough to make the trip up north. A 64-acre spring-fed lake, 100-foot-tall trees and historic structures can all be found here, and you’ll have a blast roaming around and taking it all in.
Photo via Instagram / nordeisme