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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Brazos River
Brazos River

(254) 761-3100

4600 Cobbs Dr
Waco, TX 76710   Directions Website

Explore an entire world within the world of nature at the Brazos River, a beautiful natural phenomenon which cuts a life-giving path through the heart of Texas providing a rich water source for much of the state. By the time it reaches the Gulf of Mexico, it has provided billions of gallons yearly for cities, agriculture, industry and mining as well as opportunities for boating, swimming and fishing.

Discover all the possibilities through The Brazos River Authority created in 1929 specifically for the purpose of developing and managing the water resources of the entire river basin. Their staff of 250 develop and distribute water supplies, provide water and wastewater treatment, monitor water quality, and pursue water conservation through public education programs.

Cameron Park
Cameron Park

(254) 750-5980

2601 Sturgis Rd
Waco, TX 76708   Directions Website

If you love wildflowers, then Miss Nellie's Pretty Place at Cameron Park will most likely be your favorite spot on this 416-acre park. Cameron Park was a gift to the city of Waco from the Cameron family in the early part of the 1900s. Ever since then, the park has attracted a steady stream of nature-lovers who come out to enjoy a picnic, go for a jog, take a hike, or even ride horses and mountain bikes in the specified areas. The foot paths are rock-lined and the pool and amphitheatre are always well cared for, making Cameron Park both visually and naturally beautiful. It's a great place to spend your day outdoors.

Cotton Belt Trail
Cotton Belt Trail

(254) 750-5980

Waco, TX

The Cotton Belt Trail is a highlight of the Meridian State Park which opened in 1935 and, while offering impressive sites to camp and fish, this hiking trail is as challenging as it is picturesque. Spread out along Bee Creek, the natural rock formations and foliage only add to the recreation trail's rustic charm that keeps it from getting lost in the background. You'll find yourself marveling at nature while getting a great recreational hike experience, too.

Lake Waco
Lake Waco

(254) 756-5359

3801 Zoo Park Dr
Waco, TX 76708   Directions Website

Discover delightful parks all around Lake Waco that are conveniently accessible and located entirely within the city limits. Various recreations include boating, jet-skiing, water skiing, fishing, bicycling, hiking and swimming.

Along this iconic lake you will find birding areas, walking trails, marina with 7 boat ramps, restaurant, campsites with water, electricity and dump stations all around the area, lodging, scuba diving, and attractions such as museums and the Cameron Park Zoo.

Mother Neff State Park
Mother Neff State Park

(254) 853-2389

1680 TX-236 Hwy
Moody, TX 76557   Directions Website

Connect with nature and unwind at Mother Neff State Park, one of Texas' earliest state parks, pure natural beauty on 6 acres since 1921. Take a leisurely walk, hike, spread a picnic banquet, pitch a tent for camping or rent a campsite cabin, explore with geocaching, enjoy the wildflowers in the prairie, or explore the canyon trails. Interact with various displays at the visitor's center to learn more about this Texas treasure and its rich history.

Skydive Temple
Skydive Temple

(254) 947-3483

15771 S IH-35
Salado, TX 76571   Directions Website

Skydive Temple gives you the ultimate thrill of a lifetime from 2 miles high in the air. With Tamdem skydiving you will parachute from the airplane to the drop zone, securely attached to an experienced and licensed instructor, and enjoy your awesome adventure of flying the blue skies. Your instructor will do all the work for you. 

Remember to ask about video and still pictures to capture your ultlimate thrill of a lifetime. The snack bar is available on weekends, or you can take your own food and spirits for after your jump. There is plenty of Shiner Bock available when you are done!

They are the only Drop Zone in Texas owned and operated by a National Skydiving Champion with 40+ years of skydiving experience. They are also the official training facility for the Texas National Guard Parachute Demonstration Team. 

Voyage Parks at Lake Waco Marina and The Cove Marina
Voyage Parks at Lake Waco Marina and The Cove Marina

(254) 717-1901

3201 Over Flow Rd
Waco, TX 76712   Directions Website

Take the whole family for a relaxing lakeside getaway at Voyage Parks on Lake Waco. Their beautiful RV park sits alongside the lake shore and is only minutes away from downtown and the famous Magnolia Silos. Be their guest either in your RV or in their cute mini-cabins. The folks there boast of breathtaking views and warm Southern hospitality.

In addition, you can reserve a comfortable and notaable stay on the famous Houseboat designed by Chip and Joanna Gaines as seen on HGTV’s hit show, “Fixer Upper.” There's a story to brag about to all your friends. 

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