As a Pack, we definitely encourage our families to keep the OUT in ScOUTing all year long. Doing that as a family, just got a whole lot better! The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has recently updated the Great Texas Wildlife Trail driving maps, so traveling on the wild side of Texas just got the bar raised!
Their new maps and interactive website mean there are even more opportunities to discover the best of Texas wildlife, including birds, butterflies, bats and more.
There are nine wildlife trails that invite nature lovers to visit different regions of Texas to view native wildlife. Highway signs mark more than 960 viewing sites, and the website and updated print maps include GPS coordinates to make it easy for travelers to find some of the best spots to view wildlife. The maps also list contact information, entry fees and operating hours for certain attractions along the trails.
The trails are as diverse as Texas! They include the Heart of Texas West, Heart of Texas East, Far West Texas, Upper Texas Coast, Central Texas Coast, Lower Texas Coast, Panhandle Plains, Prairies and Pineywoods West and Prairies and Pineywoods East. Each trail includes several smaller trail loops, making for easy driving trips throughout Texas.
To view maps of all nine Great Texas Wildlife Trails or to purchase a printed map, visit https://tpwd.texas.gov/wildlifetrails.