We're in the time of year that kids are getting out of school and parents are going crazy figuring out what to do with them. When making those summer vacation plans, don't forget about the majestic and scenic station and national parks we have here in Texas.

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Whether you're into swimming, hiking, camping, backpacking, rock climbing, canoeing/kayaking, and more - then these parks should be on your radar for a visit or two this summer.

Due to the heat, we experience in Texas, thankfully, we have plenty of areas that have an abundance of swimming holes.

Just remember that here in Texas we experience serious summer heat so there will be times our parks aren't open, or are limited in use, due to fire danger and low water levels. So, please check with your favorite park before making the jaunt to their front gate.

10 Majestic State and National Parks of Texas

These are some of the highest-rated, by visitors, state and national parks in Texas.

I just listed out 10 of the most incredible natural areas in our great state, but I know that list isn't complete. If you know of a state or national park, in Texas, that should be included, please send me an email.

Since you're a fan of nature and all its glory, then check out some of these awesome tubing places we've got here in Texas.

Nothing beats a day on the river, in a tube, with a cold drink...and lots of sunscreen.

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