Friday, October 12, 2012

Park (P)review: Mother Neff State Park - Moody, TX

Park (P)review
We haven't camped here yet, but I've driven around and checked it out!


*Texas' first, and smallest, State Park - the original grounds were only 6 acres.
*The park was devastated by massive flooding in 2007 - over 19' of water in the main camping grounds.
*The park ranger informed me that they've been granted a multi-million dollar budget to renovate the park and the now 400+ arces it holds.
*There's a cave/overhang down one of the trails in the park  (very easy flight of stairs to access it, I was in business formal walking down there).  It was once a burial ground for Native Americans.
*Not much privacy between the sites - most of the ground vegetation was lost in the flood.
*Didn't see any sites that really stood out one from another (2, 3, & 4 would be good for a group), but this is a sweet, small reminder of why it's so important to support our parks system, and how grateful we should be of those who have thought about conservation in the past.

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