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Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site

They’re called mountains, but they’re really enormous piles of rubble – granite boulders honeycombed with caves, cracks and crevices. They began about 34 million years ago as balloons of hot magma rising into the surrounding limestone. Over time, the overlying ...

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Balmorhea State Park

In the middle of the West Texas desert lies a deep, blue-green pool of water that never runs dry. Its rocky walls have the contours of a tropical reef. Schools of silvery fish dart in unison through the crystal waters, while turtles dance on its pebbled bottom.

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Goose Island State Park

Goose Island - a small state park of just 321 acres - has two faces: a mainland forest of live oak, red bay and yaupon holly and an oyster shell island in Aransas Bay. Among its claims to fame is one of the oldest trees in Texas.

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