Texas will honor all active and retired military by waiving daily entrance fees at all Texas State Parks, day-use visitors only, Sunday, Nov. 14.

“The dedication, sacrifice and service displayed by the women and men that serve in our country’s military is unparalleled and is a source of pride throughout the country,” said Rodney Franklin, Director of Texas State Parks. “Their commitment to service undoubtedly inspires us at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. To celebrate their service, Texas State Parks would like to once again invite everyone to spend the day at any one of our beautiful State Parks for free. I am glad that we are able to encourage families to get outside in honor of our veterans.”

So, if you're planning a trip to a Texas State Park, you are encouraged to reserve your day pass in advance since some parks will be reaching their capacity limit. You can reserve your Day Passes online through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website, or by calling (512) 389-8900.

When purchasing a hunting and fishing license, please consider adding a donation of $1, $5, $10 or $20 to support the Veterans Assistance Fund.

Donations to the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) program provide grants to veteran service organizations and nonprofit charitable institutions that assist veterans and their families at the community level throughout Texas.

For more information about your Texas State Parks, stop by and sign up online.

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