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Forest Service to Raise Camping and Day-Use Fees at Recreation Areas

Fees at some National Forest recreation areas will increase Jan. 1, according to Forest Supervisor Eddie Taylor. The last increase for most sites in Texas was in 2003. “The changes will help to ensure fees are more comparable to similar public and private sites in the area, be consistent with ...

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Lake Conroe to Opened to Normal Lake Traffic and Activities at Noon Today

Lake Conroe water levels are slowly receding, and the lake will soon reach a point where navigational conditions are safe enough for boats and other watercraft to operate on the reservoir. At noon today, the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) and Montgomery County Constable Precinct 1 will open the reservoir ...

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Inland Fisheries Staff Considering Alligator Gar Regulation Changes

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries management staff are considering changes to regulations and harvest reporting requirements for alligator gar, Texas’ largest and longest-lived freshwater fish species. Inland Fisheries staff previewed the potential changes to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission at their meeting held yesterday in Mission. “The commission ...

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New Online Features Make Visits to Texas State Parks Easier in 2019

In 2019, it will be easier than ever to plan day and overnight visits to Texas State Parks thanks to improvements in the online reservation system. The new features will allow visitors to reserve a specific campsite, buy day passes in advance and buy or renew a Texas State Parks Pass online. ...

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Forest Service Waives Day-Use Fees for Veterans Day

by USFS staff Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas will be free to the public on Nov. 10-11 in honor of Veterans Day. “We honor our veterans each Veterans Day and every other day of the year,” said Forest Supervisor Eddie Taylor. ...

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Gov. Greg Abbot Proclaims Sept. 22 National Hunting and Fishing Day

Special Day Highlights Texas Cultural Phenomenon With National Hunting and Fishing Day coming this Saturday, dove season in full swing, and the cool days of deer season around the corner, it’s worth noting the economic and cultural powerhouse these pursuits still represent in modern Texas.   In fact, Governor Greg Abbot took ...

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Forest Service Waives Fees for National Public Lands Day

by USFS staff Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forest will be free to the public on Saturday, Sept. 22 in celebration of National Public Lands Day. “National Public Lands Day is a great opportunity for families to visit our national forests, experience the beginnings of fall, ...

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SJRA: Seasonal Lake Lowering Ends

Temporary flood mitigation goal reached; releases from Lake Conroe end The water level in Lake Conroe has dropped to an elevation of 199 feet above mean sea level. This was the target elevation established by the San Jacinto River Authority and the City of Houston to create a temporary flood ...

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TPWD Seeking Public Input on Potential Changes to Recreation Grants Process

Public Meetings Set to Discuss Criteria for Community Outdoor Outreach, Local Park Grants Awards A series of public input meetings will be held across the state to discuss and assess evaluation criteria for awarding funds through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP) Grant and for ...

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Stubblefield Bridge to be Replaced

by US Forest Service staff A year after Hurricane Harvey heavily damaged Stubblefield Bridge, the structure is still impassable. Originally, the plan was to make repairs to the bridge and have it open by December, but after engineers from the Central Federal Lands Highway Division inspected the extensive damage it ...

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