AUSTIN— In honor of both active and retired military, daily entrance fees at Texas State Parks will be waived for all visitors Sunday, Nov. 11.
“The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas State Parks are very proud of the men and women that serve our country in the military,” said Rodney Franklin, Interim Director of Texas State Parks. “Welcoming visitors to state parks for free on Sunday, is our way of saying thanks to those who have served in the military and their families. We invite all Texans to connect with the outdoors and make state parks a part of their Veterans Day weekend.”
Parks will be hosting guided hikes, bird walks and other programs throughout the day. Camping and special activity fees will still apply.
The Battleship Texas State Historic Site is hosting a commemorative event of Armistice Day from 10:30- 11:30 a.m. Nov. 11. Celebrating the 100-year anniversary of Armistice Day, the event includes a 21-gun salute, wreath laying and self-guided tours to honor the end of World War 1 in 1918.
For a full list of events, visit the Texas State Parks calendar page. A map of all Texas State Parks is available on the TPWD website.
When purchasing a hunting and fishing license, buyers can add a donation of $1, $5, $10 or $20 to help support the Veterans Commission’s 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.