At the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas State Parks will be closed to the public effective at the close of business today - Tuesday, April 7 in order to maintain the safest environment for visitors, volunteers and staff. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will announce when a definite reopening date has been determined. During the closure, staff will continue to police and care for the parks. Difficulty in ensuring compliance with social distancing, and keeping park facilities sanitized are only a few of the challenges encountered by state park staff. The Texas State Parks Customer Service Center is working toward contacting customers with upcoming overnight reservations to reimburse stays booked through the reservation system. Group and facility reservations have been cancelled until April 30. Cancelled reservations will not be charged normal administrative fees. Day passes purchased through the reservation system, not associated to the Texas State Parks Pass, will also be refunded without penalties.
If your reservation is impacted by a facility or park closure, a Customer Service agent will contact you – you do not need to contact them. Questions regarding state park reservations can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and general park information can be found at TexasStateParks.org.