Shhh, don't tell the rest of the world about these hidden gems in the Texas Hill Country.

Shhh, don't tell the rest of the world about these hidden gems in the Texas Hill Country.

Paddle through a primeval-feeling forest at Caddo Lake State Park in east Texas. You almost expect to see dinosaurs.

Paddle through a primeval-feeling forest at Caddo Lake State Park in east Texas. You almost expect to see dinosaurs.

America's largest family of indoor water park-hotels, Great Wolf has 12 lodges to its name. But currently, the only West Coast location is in Grand Mound, drawing much of its attendance from nearby Seattle.  (Courtesy Great Wolf Lodge) From: Top 10 Indoor Water Parks in the U.S.

America's largest family of indoor water park-hotels, Great Wolf has 12 lodges to its name. But currently, the only West Coast location is in Grand Mound, drawing much of its attendance from nearby Seattle. (Courtesy Great Wolf Lodge) From: Top 10 Indoor Water Parks in the U.S.

Comal River | New Braunfels, Texas. " Buy a $13 tube from Academy, $12 pump, drop off your group at Prince Solm Park, 2-3 hour float, get out at the last tuber exit, deflate your tubes. One person can walk back to the park in 10 minutes, get the car. Versus $25 per person for the tube companies. Read the river regulations, yes they are more strict, but the decrease in pollution and rowdiness are worth it."

Comal River | New Braunfels, Texas. " Buy a $13 tube from Academy, $12 pump, drop off your group at Prince Solm Park, 2-3 hour float, get out at the last tuber exit, deflate your tubes. One person can walk back to the park in 10 minutes, get the car. Versus $25 per person for the tube companies. Read the river regulations, yes they are more strict, but the decrease in pollution and rowdiness are worth it."

The Tree Haus Resort in New Braunfels, TX is one of America's most unique lodgings. Along with your stay you'll get access to one of the world's best waterparks, the Schlitterbahn Waterpark. It's basically over 70 acres of awesome.

The Tree Haus Resort in New Braunfels, TX is one of America's most unique lodgings. Along with your stay you'll get access to one of the world's best waterparks, the Schlitterbahn Waterpark. It's basically over 70 acres of awesome.

These 15 Epic Hiking Spots In Texas Are Completely Out Of This World. Out of all the states, Texas offers some of the best spots for hiking due to the sheer diversity in terrain. With over 70 national and state parks scattered all over the state, there’s never a shortage of opportunities to take in Mother Nature here. So, grab your backpack, water bottles, and best friends, because these 15 amazing hiking spots are calling your name!

These 15 Epic Hiking Spots In Texas Are Completely Out Of This World. Out of all the states, Texas offers some of the best spots for hiking due to the sheer diversity in terrain. With over 70 national and state parks scattered all over the state, there’s never a shortage of opportunities to take in Mother Nature here. So, grab your backpack, water bottles, and best friends, because these 15 amazing hiking spots are calling your name!

McKinney Falls State Park is only 13 miles outside of Austin! The park is named after Thomas F. McKinney who once lived on the land, in fact, his homestead and horse trainer’s cabin are preserved in the park. Campsites are $15 – $24 depending on what you’re looking for. There are seven miles of trails where you can try and spot as many bird species as you can.

McKinney Falls State Park is only 13 miles outside of Austin! The park is named after Thomas F. McKinney who once lived on the land, in fact, his homestead and horse trainer’s cabin are preserved in the park. Campsites are $15 – $24 depending on what you’re looking for. There are seven miles of trails where you can try and spot as many bird species as you can.

San Felipe Springs (Del Rio)- In this part of Texas, summers are particularly brutal, so any body of water is a welcome luxury. Along the San Felipe Creek, Horseshoe Park and Lions Park offer wonderful places to cool off from the sweltering Texas heat, and the small waterfall is a nice backdrop while you swim!

San Felipe Springs (Del Rio)- In this part of Texas, summers are particularly brutal, so any body of water is a welcome luxury. Along the San Felipe Creek, Horseshoe Park and Lions Park offer wonderful places to cool off from the sweltering Texas heat, and the small waterfall is a nice backdrop while you swim!

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