Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site presents a day of family fun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, featuring adventure and hands-on experiences for all ages. Representatives from a dozen central Texas state parks and state natural areas will be on hand to showcase the area’s rich natural and cultural resources.
Try your hand at archery, geocaching or the atlatl (spear throwing). See how humans compare to a bat or catch a fish out of the Pedernales River. Hike with a ranger, discover the Texas Hill Country’s ranching heritage, learn about the world beneath your feet and try to guess the wildlife you may encounter in Texas State Parks.
Visit the Game Warden’s Operation Game Thief trailer and learn how TPWD park rangers, game wardens and wildlife staff care for the state’s parks and natural areas, flora and fauna and learn how you can become stewards as well.
In addition to staff from LBJ State Park and Historic Site, rangers and staff from the following TPWD sites also will be participating in the outdoor showcase: Bastrop State Park, Buescher State Park, Blanco State Park, Colorado Bend State Park, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Government Canyon State Natural Area, Guadalupe River State Park, Hill Country State Natural Area, Inks Lake State Park, Old Tunnel State Park, Pedernales Falls State Park and South Llano River State Park.
“We hope our visitors will enjoy the day with friends and family while learning about opportunities for fun in Texas State Parks,” says Iris Neffendorf, superintendent of LBJ State Park and Historic Site. “Don’t forget to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring your camera and perhaps pack a picnic lunch to create lasting family memories in the outdoors.”
Complete your day with a visit to the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm to see how different rural life was in the early 1900s. Come see why TPWD says “Life’s Better Outside.”
All activities and park entrance are free. Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site is located at 199 Park Road 52 in Stonewall. The park is just one mile east of Stonewall, or 14 miles west of Johnson City, off U.S. 290. For information, please call (830)644-2252 or visit: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/lyndon-b-johnson.