Camping at Mother Neff State Park

The weather is cooling down, and it’s a great time to go camping! Dr. Cronin and I took our daughters for our annual girls’ camping trip this past weekend. Due to government parks being closed, we had to try out a new place, Mother Neff State Park. Seems most people we spoke to knew where this was, but not us! It turned out to be a great trip with beautiful trees and greenery.

girls camping

Mother Neff State Park is considered the first state park in Texas, which was donated by Pat Neff who was governor of Texas in 1921. In 1934, the Civilian Conservation Corp built the park to what it is today. For more history on the park click here.

There are some beautiful trails for easy hiking in the area. These trails are conveniently mapped and labeled for those who are not experienced hikers (like me!) Children can even become Junior Rangers by completing the activities and questions available on the park’s website. Tommy Tooth even made an appearance on one of our hikes, and you can check out the photo on our facebook page!


Written by Tara Fuller


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