Entry to all Texas State Parks is free on Nov. 13 in honor of Veterans Day

Veterans Day is Nov. 11

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park (©2013 TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE)

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is offering free entry to all Texas State Parks on Nov. 13 in honor of veterans and active duty military.

Veterans Day falls on Nov. 11, which is Friday, but state officials are offering the benefit on the following Sunday.

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Daily entrance fees will be waived for all day-use visitors, according to TPWD officials.

Reservations are highly recommended since some parks are expected to reach their capacity limit.

TPWD officials have offered free entry to state parks in honor of Veterans Day in the past.

Free entry to the parks could also be a good opportunity for anglers. More than 70 state parks offer free fishing year-round.

Additionally, people who purchase hunting and fishing licenses can help support the Veterans Commission’s Veterans Assistance Fund by adding donations of $1, $5, $10 or $20.

Donations to the program provide grants to veteran service organizations and nonprofit charitable institutions that assist veterans and their families at the community level throughout Texas, officials said.


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