Spring break is right around the corner! With the pandemic already reaching the one year milestone in the U.S., many are itching to get out of the house and catch some fresh air. Good news is Texas is full of amazing state parks for you to visit for a beautiful change of scenery.

If you were hoping to visit someplace not that far in Texas, and were looking into places like Elephant Butte or Caballo Lake state parks, you're in luck! The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department’s State Parks Division announced that day-use is open immediately for all visitors! Texans are welcome once again in New Mexico!

To comply with COVID-19 restrictions, New Mexico had closed their state parks to non-residents for awhile. Now, everything from hiking to fishing to camping is available for all us Texans to enjoy. However, it is highly advised by New Mexico state parks to reserve your camping site TODAY! Reserve your camping spots by clicking here.

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Some places of interest to you may be: Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park near Las Cruces, Rockhound State Park near Deming, City of Rocks State Park between Deming and Silver City, Elephant Butte Lake State Park near Truth or Consequences, Caballo Lake State ParkLeasburg Dam State Park and Percha Dam State Park. In Carlsbad, visitors can take in Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park.

Back here in the Lone Star State, some great state parks nearby you'd like to visit are: Franklin Mountains State ParkHueco Tanks State Park & Historic SiteBig Bend Ranch State ParkIndian Lodge in Fort Davis, and Monahans Sandhills State Park.

Remember that social distancing guidelines will still be in effect so don't forget your mask!

 

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