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When you live in a state as diverse as Texas, there are unique attractions and events at every turn. Living in Texas has its perks, and recreation is just one! From outdoor adventures to world-class culture, Texas has something everyone can enjoy. TXU Energy invites you to start your exploration of our great state!
Begin By Sampling Our Diverse Parks.
Texas offers outdoor enthusiasts a world of choices, from mountains to plains to coastlines. Living in Texas definitely means the outdoor adventure opportunities are endless. Here are just a few popular spots:
Big Bend National Park — Adjacent to the Rio Grande River, this park features diverse mountain, desert and river environments.
Big Thicket National Preserve — Located in southeastern Texas, this state park is home to virgin pine and cypress forests, wide meadows and a blackwater swamp.
Enchanted Rock Natural Area — Right outside Fredericksburg, Texas, you can climb to the top of this natural wonder which boasts a 500-foot-high dome of pink granite.
Padre Island National Seashore — Situated along the south Texas coast, this stunning seashore protects the longest undeveloped stretch of barrier island in the world.
Sea Center Texas — Near Houston and Galveston, this marine aquarium, fish hatchery and nature center has free admission.
Cedar Hill State Park — Just minutes south of downtown Dallas, this park includes access to the 7,500 acres of Joe Pool Lake. Plus, there are 15 miles of bike trails and self-guided tours of the old Penn Farmstead, which once occupied the area for over a century.
Possum Kingdom State Park — Nestled in the rugged area that includes canyons formed by the Brazos River, it's just an hour or so west of Fort Worth. Lake Possum Kingdom is 20,000 acres of clear, blue water and home to some of the best fishing you'll find in Texas.
After living in Texas for a while, you might discover even more outdoor spots than the ones we've covered here. You can visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Web site to find more. And when you're ready for some indoor adventures, check out Living in Texas: How to Have Fun Indoors, Courtesy of Texas Museums.
TXU Energy hopes you'll find an adventure of your own while living in Texas, and we'd also love to help you find an electricity plan that's right for your needs. As the #1 choice of electricity in Texas, we always work hard to do what's right for you and your family.