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Palo Pinto Mountains Becomes First New Texas State Park in Over 10 Years

Strawn, Texas – Texas gets its first new state park in over a decade.

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park is located on over 4,871 acres in a scenic area of ​​north Texas, about 75 miles west of Forth Worth.

Scheduled to open in late 2023, the park features several 1,400-foot peaks, 90 acres of lakes and streams, and an abundance of live oak, mesquite, cedar elm, and native pecan trees.

“Lake Tucker will probably be the centerpiece of the park. It’s a small, very attractive, 90-acre lake. Superintendent John Ferguson.

The park’s major buildings and amenities will be laid out on a 140-acre area to keep the majority of the park lightly developed. An employee of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation.

The Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife estimates that the park will eventually attract 75,000 visitors annually and could bring more economic growth to the area.

In 2011, TPWD used proceeds from the sale of several properties on Eagle Mountain Lake to purchase approximately 3,300 acres of land for the park. park site.

TPWD officials plan an extensive network of multi-use trails for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrian riders, campgrounds, RV sites, walk-in tent sites, picnic areas, and playgrounds throughout the park.

If Palo Pinto Mountains State Park opens at that time, it will be the first in more than a decade to open in Texas, following Old Tunnel State Park, which was established in Kendall County in 2012.

of Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation In addition to $21 million of public funds being used to support the roads, utilities, buildings, campgrounds and trails needed to open the parks, we have committed $9 million to contribute to the development of the parks. I would like to procure

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