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The Big Rock of the Devil's Waterhole in Inks Lake State Park
Devil's Waterhole in Inks Lake State Park is one of the best swimming holes in Texas. Courtesy photo
canoeing in Bastrop State Park with cabin in back
Though damaged in the 2011 wildfires, most trails and amenities have reopened at Bastrop State Park. Photo courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife
Sunset over Lake Somerville
Lake Somerville provides the perfect fishing getaway for Central Texans. Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
bluff in the Guadalupe River State Park
Like many state parks, Guadalupe River State Park offers a wealth of natural beauty and activities.  Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org
bluff in Pace Bend Park
Pace Bend Park offers a beautiful stay in the wilderness that's still close to home.  Photo courtesy of panoramio.com
Hill over water in Garner State Park
Garner State Park is gorgeous and a good choice for anyone planning a weekend trip in the San Antonio area. Photo courtesy of primafashionista.wordpress.com
base of Gorman Falls in Colorado Bend State Park
Gorman Falls are just one of the many breathtaking attractions in Colorado Bend State Park. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org