Fort Worth, Texas – According to an announcement made by the Texas Park and Wildlife Department, the Fort Worth area will get its first state park in more than two decades. The park is planned to open in late 2023.
In the town of Strawn, which is located 75 miles west of Fort Worth and 75 miles east of Abilene, you’ll find the Palo Pinto Mountains State Park, situated on 4,871 acres of land that has been undeveloped.
The park will have 16 to 18 miles of trails that visitors may use for activities such as hiking, biking, and horseback riding. There will be four distinct campsites available for tents and recreational vehicles (RVs). Fishing, swimming, and boating will all be available on Tucker Lake, which serves as the center of the park. There will be a prohibition on the use of motorboats.
“Texans are wild about their state parks, with millions choosing to explore Texas’ wild side annually. The prospect of a brand-new park also received a warm Texas welcome, and it’s gratifying to see the support from generous donors for Palo Pinto,” said the Texas Park and Wildlife Department’s Executive Director, Anne Brown.
The department made the announcement on Tuesday while talking about the plans for its 100th anniversary celebration.