Free park admission on Nov. 14
Nov 4, 2021
McKinney Falls

Onion Creek flows through McKinney Falls State Park. Pam LeBlanc photo

Heads up, park junkies.

Daily entrance fees at all Texas state parks will be waived on Sunday, Nov. 14, to commemorate Veterans Day.

Not sure where to go? We love Inks Lake State Park, Garner State Park , McKinney Falls State Park and more.

“The dedication, sacrifice and service displayed by the women and men that serve in our country’s military is unparalleled and is a source of pride throughout the country,” said Rodney Franklin, director of Texas State Parks. “Their commitment to service undoubtedly inspires us at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. To celebrate their service, Texas State Parks would like to once again invite everyone to spend the day at any one of our beautiful State Parks for free.  I am glad that we are able to encourage families to get outside in honor of our veterans.”

If you plan to visit a park on Nov. 14 (or any other day), reserve a day pass in advance, because some sites will reach capacity. To make reservations go here or (512) 389-8900.

And one more thing. When you buy a hunting and fishing license, you can make a $1, $5, $10 or $20 donation to the Veterans Commission’sVeterans Assistance Fund. Donations help fund grants to veteran service organizations and nonprofit charitable institutions that assist veterans and their families at the community level throughout Texas.

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