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Maintaining a Safe Campfire

Every summer, many RVers and tent campers escape the hustle and bustle of city life by relaxing in the great outdoors. Campfires add ambience to a campsite but should be used with caution. It takes only one spark! Following are … Continue reading

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Campfire Safety

All it takes is one spark! A campfire built without safe clearance or carelessly abandoned can turn a small fire into a dangerous and fast-moving blaze. Be sure to build your campfire in a way that does not endanger other … Continue reading

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College Students Help Replant Bastrop State Park

Flash back to Labor Day weekend in 2011 when high winds spawned by a tropical storm in Louisiana combined with epic drought conditions to fuel the most damaging wildfire in Texas history in and around the Central Texas community of … Continue reading

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Campfire Safety Guidelines

All it takes is one spark for things to go wrong. A carelessly abandoned campfire or a campfire built without safe clearance can turn a small fire into a dangerous and fast-moving blaze. Be sure to build your campfire in … Continue reading

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Bastrop State Park Back in Full Swing Post-Wildfire

By this weekend, Bastrop State Park visitors will find most facilities and all but a fraction of the Lost Pines parkland open to the public only seven months after a destructive wildfire burned 95 percent of the national landmark. Reservations … Continue reading

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Texas State Parks Donations Top $1 Million Mark

Since Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) launched a statewide appeal in early December for donations to aid a financially strapped Texas State Parks system, more than $1 million has been raised. In an update provided to the Texas Parks … Continue reading

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation Donates to Texas State Parks

The Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Foundation board of trustees yesterday (January 12) voted to donate $500,000 to Texas State Parks, which are facing a $4.6 million revenue shortfall caused by heat, drought, wildfires, and a drop in park visitation. … Continue reading

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Firefighters Fight Fire on Cumberland Island

Firefighters from three agencies worked with hand tools Thursday (January 5) to fight a slow-moving wilderness fire that has burned on Cumberland Island National Seashore. After burning for more than a day, the fire covered 45 acres—or less than 1/10th … Continue reading

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Drought Impacts Texas State Park Revenue

Lakes, rivers, stock ponds, and other waterways haven’t been the only things evaporating in the relentless, record-setting Texas heat. Revenue streams fueling state parks and funding fisheries and wildlife management programs have slowed significantly, as park visitation dropped and fishing … Continue reading

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Fire-Scorched Texas State Parks Update

The wildfire that engulfed much of Bastrop County also consumed most of Bastrop State Park, but Buescher State Park was not affected by the blaze and is back open and ready for visitors. The two adjoining parks are home to … Continue reading

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