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Posted 08/01/2011

Pathtags in Texas State Parks

Texas State Parks is bringing a fun and challenging geocaching activity to adventure seekers and beginners alike.  The Statewide Texas State Parks Geocache Challenge kicked off earlier this summer and has been very popular, with more than 2,500 logged finds in just two short months; awards include geocoins and limited edition Pathtags.  In addition to the Geocache Challenge awards, a series of commemorative, park-themed Pathtags will be introduced for purchase in September at many Texas State Park Stores.  These Pathtags will become part of an exciting mix of products already available for sale to help commemorate your park visit; you'll find items such as patches, hiking stick medallions, t-shirts, and more.  Read the full article for more details on how Pathtags are being used to attract visitors and reward participation in their park programs, as well as for a list of parks who will have custom Pathtags for purchase in their shops!


Geocaching in Texas State Parks

Geocaching continues to grow in popularity, and Texas State Parks is bringing this fun and challenging activity to adventure seekers and beginners alike, all across the state.  Geocaching is a great way to introduce people to hiking and the outdoors, especially in today's high-tech world. And there's no better place to "join in the hunt" than at a Texas state park.  You'll find multiple caches throughout many parks-discovering hidden treasures while revealing exciting facts and stories about the natural, cultural and historic features of the Lone Star State.  The Statewide Texas State Parks Geocache Challenge kicked off earlier this summer and has been very popular, with more than 2,500 logged finds in just two short months; awards include geocoins and limited edition Pathtags.

Pathtags in Texas State Parks

To help promote geocaching, a series of commemorative, park-themed Pathtags will be introduced for purchase in September at many Texas State Park Stores.  These Pathtags will become part of an exciting mix of products already available for sale to help commemorate your park visit; you'll find items such as patches, hiking stick medallions, t-shirts, and more. Each Pathtag is unique to each park location, depicting art and images intrinsic to each site.  The number of participating parks continues to increase, so be sure to visit the Park Store on site during your next trip to any one of Texas' 90-plus state parks. Just ask if they have Pathtags available.  See how many you can collect!

All proceeds from merchandise sales go directly to benefit Texas State Parks.  Your purchase makes a difference!


Participating Parks:
  • Atlanta State Park
  • Bastrop State Park
  • Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
  • Blanco State Park
  • Bonham State Park
  • Brazos Bend State Park
  • Buescher State Park
  • Caddo Lake State Park
  • Colorado Bend State Park
  • Copper Breaks State Park
  • Eisenhower State Park
  • Estero Llano Grande State Park
  • Fairfield State Park
  • Galveston Island State Park
  • Goliad State Park
  • Goose Island State Park
  • Government Canyon State Natural Area
  • Guadalupe River State Park
  • Huntsville State Park
  • Inks Lake State Park
  • Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
  • Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
  • Lake Whitney State Park
  • Lockhart State Park
  • Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
  • McKinney Falls State Park
  • Mission Tejas State Park
  • Mother Neff State Park
  • Palmetto State Park
  • Pedernales Falls State Park
  • Purtis Creek State Park
  • Resaca de la Palma State Park
  • Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
  • Stephen F. Austin
  • Tyler State Park
  • Tyler State Park
  • Village Creek State Park
  • Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site