Visiting a state park offers plenty of opportunities for amazing photographs and outdoor family fun. Whether you capture the look on your child’s face after she catches her first fish, a magnificent sunset from a historic overlook, or a surprise encounter with wildlife* -- you’re sure to bring home treasured photographs -- and memories.
Enter the Texas State Parks Photography Contest!
Enter your most inspirational state park photo(s) in the Texas State Parks Photo Contest, March 1 – April 30, 2013. Prizes include a GoPro video camera ($400 value) from Whole Earth Provision Company, a Weekend Camping Excursion in the state park of your choice and a Texas Outdoor Family Workshop. TexasStateParks.org/photography
Have Fun Taking Pictures in Texas State Parks
--Check out this guide for a sample of state parks where you can photograph wildlife, wildflowers, beautiful canyons, beaches, forests and rivers.
--Find out "where the wild things are" -- like foxes, woodpeckers, prairie dogs, dolphins -- here or use a Texas Wildlife Trails Map.
--Enjoy this article on landscape and wildlife photography by Texas State Parks & Wildlife’s on-staff photographer, Earl Nottingham.
Join the fun for Texas Parks and Wildlife’s 50th Anniversary
This year we’re celebrating 50 years of making life better outside in Texas. Share a story or photo about one of your most memorable outdoor moments in Texas. You could be selected to star in our next video! Go to LifesBetterOutside.org
*When viewing or photographing wildlife, always maintain a safe distance.
What to bring:
- Camera and/or video camera
- Weather-appropriate clothing
- Water, sunscreen
Outdoor Fun for Kids:
What Experts Say about the Benefits of Nature Play
Pack out what you pack in: Leave No Trace!