Top 10 Texas State Parks

Top 10 Texas State Parks

Top 10 Texas State Parks

In this video, we pick our top 10 Texas State Parks we visited this year. Mr.S Travel Quest, choose their 10 favorite Texas State Parks from 2020. The choices are made from our personal experiences in each park. Texas has over 90 State Parks. We have visited multiple Texas State Parks and these are our current top 10.

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0:00- Introduction
0:27- Enchanted Rock
1:40- Pedernales Falls
3:24- Colorado Bend
5:07- Dinosaur Valley SP
6:44- Guadalupe River SP
9:06- Lake Mineral Wells
12:06- Lost Maples
12:52- Honorable Mentions
14:50- Palo Duro Canyon
17:54- Caprock Canyons
21:20- Garner
25:55- Outro

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  1. Linda Cox on September 6, 2021 at 4:19 pm


  2. Jennifer Coates on September 6, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    I was born and raised in Mineral Wells. Wonderful town and amazing state park!

  3. Nick Reynolds on September 6, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    I don’t know if Big Bend counts since it’s a National Park, so I’ll go with Palo Duro. I haven’t been to Cap Rock, but it looks awesome. Garner too. They’re definitely on my list now after seeing your video. Davis Mountains State Park is another I really want to visit at some point.

    Thanks for the great content you two…love the channel.

  4. Fish Texas on September 6, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Garner State Park is amazing. Book in advance, can not emphasize enough. Lost Maples within driving distance.

  5. Sandra Griffin on September 6, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Garner SP is dog friendly and you can bring them with you for a swim in the river.

  6. Melissa Minatrea on September 6, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    I was really surprised by the variety you have on your list! I’ve lived in TX my whole life and camped in TX plenty of summers and have never been to several parks on your list that look so fun! I think lake mineral wells and caprock canyon are going on our list for when the little ones are a bit older! next trip, we are looking at Colorado bend 🙂 last trip, we went to the big thicket national preserve. It was beautiful! Great hiking! Backwoods camping only, my first time ever on that kind of campsite. 🏕 thanks for sharing your list!

  7. Sandra Griffin on September 6, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    You are exactly correct about Garner. Been going many years and knew the Foshees who named the hiking trail. Climbed up Old Baldy to celebrate my 50th birthday. My whole family goes on Father’s Day every year so we were in the river when you were there. Happy trails.

  8. Texas Outdoor Fanatic on September 6, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    Great video there are some of these I haven’t been to yet…my favorite so far is lost Maples. It totally surprised me I wasn’t expecting that scenery there. Can’t wait to see the other ones I’ve haven’t been to yet

  9. Mopac & West Gate on September 6, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    There is also some cool underground caverns to see in Texas. Natural Bridge caverns is just North of SA. Longhorn Caverns is just outside Burnet.I love doing the underground hikes in the summer because they are a great way to beat the heat. The caverns offer different experiences,from family friendly to actuall "hard hat" spelunking 🤠🤠👍.. I’ve never been to Sonora Caverns but I just saw your review on it and it looks beautiful!!

  10. Betsua Daily on September 6, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    Please let Ruth finish her sentences. It’s very rude and annoying to watch when you cut her off every two seconds lol anyways I loved the video!

  11. Doug Shaffer on September 6, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    Caddie lake state park

  12. spiffokeen on September 6, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    I’ve always loved Mission Tejas SP in East Texas. It’s a smaller park, but it’s beautiful with lots of hiking.

  13. Judith Stoffer on September 6, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    Nice informative content, but please stop interrupting her! Your comments, while useful, are not more valuable than hers. Ugh. 🥴

  14. crazy cesar on September 6, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    you guys mees guadalupe peak

  15. Chelsea Norman on September 6, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    I love y’all’s videos! I live in SA and love hiking here in Texas!! Not in Texas but Since y’all loved the bison I’d recommend Yellowstone national park up in Montana/Wyoming/Idaho 😍

  16. East Texas Lady on September 6, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    Garner State Park is my favorite park in Texas! I love going to the dance at night and watching everyone dancing to the old jukebox.

  17. Christopher Milton on September 6, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    We’re going to #2 Caprock Canyon the firSt 1/2 of June and will do Pali one day too

  18. bvbArmyforever2013 on September 6, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Dinosaur valley is the best park for kiddos. I love this one a lot. Me and my husband took a day trip there while we were dating and we finally got back there this last weekend with our little one year old.

  19. Dylan S on September 6, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    my favorite was garner i went in 2020 for thanksgiving break

  20. Johnny Guerra on September 6, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    Wife and I just got back from hiking the Guadalupe Peak on Friday. I mentioned to her we need to hit more Texas parks and bam, I find this video. I think Caprock Canyon is next on my list.

  21. twisterchaser 1 on September 6, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    lake state park beats almost all of these

  22. Our Gold Road on September 6, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    When you stayed at Guadalupe, was the river packed with tubers and partiers or is that another area of the Guadalupe?

  23. Fernando Loera on September 6, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    U from New York ? I swear ur voice sounds from up there.

  24. janofarc janofarc on September 6, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Great info! Thank yall!

  25. Almas Hirani on September 6, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    So sweet enjoyed both of you sharing your views
    Good video good comments

  26. Joe Soldier on September 6, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    Nice video! Thanks for sharing.

  27. Colton Guzman on September 6, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    Not gonna lie kinda weird to see mineral wells in a YouTube video. I’m trying to find a new place to go and boom mineral wells still here to haunt me lol.

  28. Neysa Paukner on September 6, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Big Bend National Park is on my bucket list.

  29. Isaiah 63: 1-6 on September 6, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    Already love this channel!

  30. Robert Reed on September 6, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Excellent video! I really have to agree y’all have some great picks of the parks. I have subscribed, keep up the good work. The only ones missing from my list are Lake Mineral Wells and Dinosaur Valley including your honorable mentions. If you love really wild and remote backpacking, as a park ranger I would suggest Big Bend Ranch State Park and Davis Mountains State Park. We have a wonderful state to explore!

  31. Taz Taz on September 6, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    I have been to six of the parks in your top 10 add to one of the parts in your honorable mention

  32. 1vester1 on September 6, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    nice job !!!

  33. M Pavon on September 6, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Crazy water is my fav. Been driving it for years 🤍

  34. Zack Of All Trades on September 6, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    Recently moved to Texas plan on checking out some of these spots thanks for the list 👍🏾

  35. shawn watt on September 6, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    I really enjoyed Big Bend National Park.

  36. Our Faithful Journey on September 6, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Great info! I live here in Texas and didn’t know about most of these! Thanks for sharing.

  37. Miguel Segura on September 6, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    My family has been going to Garner SP since the 1950s, we go every summer for a family camping trip. I had a feeling that it would be number 1 on your list. Recently My girlfriend and I did a couple nights at Possum Kingdom State Park, it was a blast with the trails and option to rent a kayak or canoe. Glad I stumbled upon yall’s channel, looking forward to more videos.

  38. Iris K on September 6, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    This is great, I’m going to Dinosaur valley in June on the way back from Mineral wells. My boys will love it!

  39. Matthew Whitt on September 6, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    I love this video! I also just want to say that I love Lost Maples. Living in SA it’s the closest park for good fall colors but seriously, y’all should head up to Northeast Texas in the fall! So many beautiful colors.
    When I was a kid in the 80’s we had an old 21’ Nomad trailer. We went all over Texas and I think I’ve been to every state park in Texas. I think my favorites, as I get older, are more based on the memories with my family.
    My dad, brother and I did the lighthouse trail but it wasn’t crowded back then. We also LOVED Caprock Canyon State Park. My grandmother grew up there so it was interesting seeing where she came from and learn our family history.
    Texas has some of the best parks in the nation. Y’all are gonna have fun and maybe we will see y’all in a park!
    Great channel. I hit that subscribe button.

  40. Randy Wilson on September 6, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    Laredo,went Oct 1919, the monarch butterfly’s were migrating right thru state park while there

  41. Rosie Alaniz on September 6, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    Ruth needs to make eye contact. Don’t be shy girlfriend! EYE CONTACT FACE TO CAMERA

  42. Andrew Sherman on September 6, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    How is Big Bend Ranch not on this list?!?!?!

  43. Rob Stone on September 6, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Hi, i want to visit caprock state park and Palo duro, i have 3 days, 2 in caprock and 1 in palo, or otherwise?

  44. Mopac & West Gate on September 6, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    I’m a native, and Enchanted Rock is my personal favorite . It’s only 1.5 hours from Austin and SA ,.It is a designated,U.S. dark sky park. This makes it a fantastic spot for watching meteor showers…Another Favorite is Big Bend park( it’s probably even darker but much further).TX is so big and there’s so much to do and see… another Favorite of our’s is Tubing on the Comal River in New Braunfels…The Comal river feeds Schlitterbahn water park ,but You can rent a tube for $8 bucks and have a blast without the long lines. This includes an awesome tube shoot that is technically a ride of Schlitterbahn but free for everyone…

  45. M. Danielle Cannon on September 6, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    are the reservations for the Texas state parks a norm or is this due to Covid??

  46. Wings Of Redemption on September 6, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    are there cabins for rent for most of these?

  47. Sam on September 6, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    Were dogs allowed at your final two?

  48. Eduardo Villalobos on September 6, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    Gardner State park is amazing! I’ve been going there since my childhood years!

  49. Mr.S Travel Quest on September 6, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    What are your favorite Texas State Parks?

  50. David Gassman on September 6, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    I am 6-16 age’s in Garnet State park. I am 12 age and swimming can me see. I can San Antonio from ~ 100 miles.

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