Description - Texas has been divided into seven travel regions: Panhandle Plains, Prairies and Lakes, Pineywoods, Gulf Coast, South Texas Plains, Hill Country and Big Bend Country. By searching within one of these travel regions, you can find a recreation site closer to your desired location.
- Due to the size and diversity of Texas, each travel region offers its own unique attractions. Within each region can be found an assortment of state parks, state historic sites, National Park or National Forest sites, National Wildlife Refuges and Lakes or Reservoirs which are listed within that region.
Recreation - This large state offers a wide array of outdoor recreation opportunities. Some of the most popular activities include fishing, boating, camping, picnicking, water skiing, sailing, operating personal watercraft, hunting, hiking, backpacking, birdwatching, viewing scenery, viewing wildlife and viewing historic sites.
Climate - Texas is a huge state with varying climates but generally the climate could be said to be primarily hot and humid in the summer months and mild to cool in the winter. Western Texas receives very little rainfall with the exception of the higher elevations. This is the driest area of the state having a relative humidity of 50 percent and an annual rainfall average of eight inches.
Northern Texas is infamous for its quickly changing weather. This is the area of the state that receives remarkable tornadoes and hailstorms. This is also the only region of the state to accumulate snow. An average of 15 inches falls each year along with 20 inches of rain.
Eastern Texas experiences hot and humid summers. Temperatures in the metro areas of Fort Worth and Dallas often reach 100 degrees in July and August. This makes for a dangerously high heat and uncomfortable for traveling. Winters are pleasant in this region, where the temperatures rarely dip below 32 degrees. Average rainfall in eastern Texas reaches 25 inches or more.
Texas is located in the south-central United States. The state is divided into seven geographic travel regions.