State Parks and Historic Sites with Wheelchair-Accessible Facilities
Abilene State Park - A Short Boardwalk to a wildlife viewing platform in the Day Use Area. 1.5 mile Eagle Trail to the Buffalo Wallow pond is made of hard surface caliche.
- An interpretive trail and a two-story-high hawk tower and two wildlife photography blinds which are ADA-certified, wheelchair-accessible. Our park trams also have ramps and space for at least one person sitting in a wheelchair. And, with the park having been closed ro private vehicles recently, we have roughly 3.5 miles of paved road used only by TPWD and other official vehicles, making it very safe and quiet for use by bicycles and wheelchairs.
Big Bend Ranch State Park - Plans are being made for the first portion of the Ojito Adentro trail to be wheelchair accessible.
Big Spring State Park - Combined scenic drive and walking route (pave road surface) measures 2.4 miles.
Brazos Bend State Park - Interpretive trail, Visitor Center and Exhibits, Trail to fishing pier. The Creekfield Lake Nature Trail is an accessible nature trail and interpretive exhibit pilot project was the first of its kind for the department (1995) and was designed with the assistance of the greater Houston area disabled community in partnership with The George Foundation, Fort Bend County, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The trail is fully paved and takes visitor on a .5 mile loop of an outstanding wetland area. Exciting features along this trail include a series of interpretive panels with tactile bronzes of wetland wildlife, and accessible boardwalk and observation deck for wildlife viewing, rest areas with shaded benches, and an audio-described tour (available for checkout from the park headquarters. The "Habitats and Niches" exhibit includes an unusual "hands-on" alligator discovery area, a tactile model of the park, and an open-captioned orientation video for visitors with hearing impairments.
Caddo Lake State Park - Fishing pier
Caprock Canyons State Park - Fishing pier
Cedar Hill State Park - Courtesy dock at boat ramp
Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit - Boardwalk trail and fishing jetty
Choke Canyon State Park - South Shore Unit - Fishing pier and courtesy dock at boat ramp
Cooper Lake State Park - Courtesy dock at boat ramp
Eisenhower State Park - Fishing pier
Fairfield Lake State Park - Fishing pier
Falcon State Park - Fishing pier
Fort Parker State Park - Fishing pier and courtesy dock at boat ramp
Goliad State Historic Park - Fishing bank
Huntsville State Park - 2 Fishing piers
Inks Lake State Park - 2 Fishing piers
Lake Arrowhead State Park - Fishing pier
Lake Brownwood State Park - Fishing pier
Lake Colorado City State Park - Fishing pier
Lake Corpus Christi State Park - 2 Fishing piers
Lake Livingston State Park - Fishing pier, Boardwalk trail
Lake Mineral Wells State Park - Fishing pier
State Trailway - State Trailway is a 20-mile trail that joins the cities of Mineral Wells and Weatherford with the state park. Built on an abandoned rail-line, the Trailway offers gentle grades, providing for an outstanding accessible recreation experience. There are four trailheads; 1 is located near Weatherford,1 in the community of Garner, 1 at State Park, and 1 in downtown Mineral Wells. All the trailheads offer paved parking, drinking water and ADA accessible restroom facilities. The trail surface includes a 2-mile asphalt stretch that runs through the downtown Mineral Wells portion of the Trailway. The remaining 18 miles consists of a crushed limestone material that is suitable for wheelchairs. The Trailways 16 bridges are equipped with safety railing and approaches.
Lake Ray Roberts State Park, Isle du Bois Unit - 4.5 miles of paved trail, part of which is accessible
Lake Ray Roberts, Johnson Branch Unit - 4.8 miles of paved trail, part of which is accessible.
Lake Somerville State Park: Birch Creek Unit - Fishing jetty, Nature trail
Lake Somerville: Nails Creek Unit - Courtesy dock at boat ramp, Nature trail
Lake Texana State Park - 2 Fishing piers, Trail to Amphitheater and Interpretive Center, Nature trails
Lost Maples State Natural Area - Interpretive center
Martin Creek Lake State Park - Courtesy dock at boat ramp
Meridian State Park - Fishing pier and courtesy dock at boat ramp, short paved trail with benches
Pedernales Falls State Park - The blind has a 100 ft. asphalt trail leading up to it and an asphalt base inside. Parking is available in a grassy area a few yards from the trail. The blind is open-air but covered and has a 35-foot glass front for viewing. The viewing area has a bath/dripper, feeders and is maintained daily all year. Hummingbird feeders are maintained in the spring/summer. While the blind is primarily for viewing birds, other wildlife can be seen as well.
Possum Kingdom State Park - Fishing pier
Sea Rim State Park - Boardwalk trail and Interpretive Center
Tyler State Park - Fishing pier
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site - 1.5 miles of granite gravel trails which meet ADA requirements loop throughout the park connecting the Visitor Center, Independence Hall, Beaver Pond, River Overlook, Conference Center (Auditorium), Star of the Republic Museum, Barrington Living History Farm
Additional Sites in Texas with Wheelchair-Accessible Facilities