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September 2011 Photo Contest

Focus on Texas: State Parks

Mountains. Plains. Desert. The Gulf of Mexico. Texas is like a whole other country.

Shelly Carpenter’s family literally hung out—and hung on—at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area near Fredericksburg. Carpenter, a United Cooperative Services member, said everyone had a great time exploring the huge, pink, granite dome of Enchanted Rock, one of the largest batholiths (an underground rock formation uncovered by erosion) in the U.S.

I saw miles and miles of Texas, all the stars up in the sky.
I saw miles and miles of Texas, gonna live here ’til I die.’

Lyrics from ‘Miles and Miles of Texas’ by Tommy Camfield and Diane Johnston

Mountains. Plains. Canyons. Rivers. Lakes. Deserts. The Gulf of Mexico. The landscape of Texas is so diverse, it’s no wonder folks say it’s like a whole other country. With the fall camping season swinging into gear, it’s the perfect time to pay homage to our 93 unique state parks at which we can hike, camp, catch a fish or simply kick back and relax.