Monday, March 14, 2011

Save money with Texas State Parks pass

If you camp often in Texas State Parks, and meet certainly eligibility requirements, you can probably save money with a Texas State Parks Pass. As a passholder, you and your guests can enjoy unlimited visits to more than 90 State Parks, without paying the daily entrance fee (card holder and physical pass must be present). You can also receive exciting discounts on camping (restrictions apply), park store merchandise and recreational equipment rentals and are eligible for other specials. Check at any state park for details.

Among the benefits:
--Persons 65 years of age and over and Texas residents are entitled to 50 percent reduced entry rounded to the next whole dollar.

--Veterans of the US Armed Services holding a 60 percent or more service connected disability (as determined by the US Veterans Administration). US Veterans meeting these eligibility criteria will receive waived entry fees to state parks where entrance fees are collected.

--Individuals who have been medically determined to be permanently disabled as a result of a mental or physical impairment (including blindness) for purposes of receiving benefits under the Social Security Act and who are currently receiving those benefits. These individuals will be entitled to 50 percent reduced entry rounded to the next whole dollar.


  1. So where and how do you get these passes? Are they free? Do they ever expire? I think this article was a good start but fell short on information.

  2. The first Texas state park you visit, just ask any ranger or stop by the visitors center. They will take care of you.