This fall foliage map will help you plan your Texas road trip
SAN ANTONIO – Autumn is here, but the fall foliage? Not really.
Central Texas is known to lag behind when it comes to stunning displays of fall foliage, but a map from SmokyMountains.com indicates that it will eventually be there.
The Hill Country should expect to see “minimal” foliage by October 18, followed by “spotty” foliage in time for Halloween.
The map shows the forecast “near peak” on November 8 and the season “peak” on November 15. In parts of West Texas, it will be the “past peak” season at that time.
SmokyMountains.com, which is a travel website, claims the map was designed to help travelers plan their vacations.
“While no tool can be 100% accurate, this tool is meant to help travelers better plan their trips to have the best opportunity to catch peak colors each year,” the website says.
Travelers to Texas state parks may want to plan ahead, as some of the more popular destinations typically sell out quickly for overnight camping or daytime use.
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Last year, Texas Parks and Wildlife released images of fall foliage from places like Daingerfield State Park, southwest of Texarkana, and Lost Maples State Natural Area. at Vanderpool.
So, wondering where to go as the peak foliage season approaches? Here are some of the Texas state parks where fall foliage is common.
Garner State Park, Concan: approximately 90 miles from San Antonio
Lost Maples State Natural Area, near Vanderpool: approximately 160 km from San Antonio
Palmetto State Park, Gonzales: approximately 110 km from San Antonio
Devil’s River State Natural Area, near Del Rio: approximately 215 miles from San Antonio
Inks Lake State Park, Burnet: approximately 160 km from San Antonio
Colorado Bend State Park, Bend: approximately 146 miles from San Antonio
South Llano River State Park, junction: approximately 120 miles from San Antonio
Lake Somerville State Park, Somerville: approximately 150 miles from San Antonio
Daingerfield State Park, northeast of Tyler: approximately 380 miles from San Antonio
Caddo Lake State Park: northeast of Tyler: approximately 370 miles from San Antonio
Bob Sandlin Lake State Park, north of Tyler: approximately 370 miles from San Antonio
Ray Roberts Lake State Park, north of Dallas-Fort Worth: approximately 320 miles from San Antonio
Sheldon Lake State Park, Houston: approximately 210 miles from San Antonio
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