Need a quick getaway this Labor Day Weekend? A State park near West Texas may just be the thing!  The cool thing about a State Park is that they are very affordable and NATURE is brought to life by whoever visits. Visiting a State Park is good for the soul is what I like to say. It's just a great way to GET OUT and venture into our beautiful land here in the United States. Of course, great to visit the lakes, hiking trails, desert, animals, AND camping that we love to do!

I personally love to take the RV to a State Park and enjoy nature and more. The other cool thing about visiting a state park is that usually, it's a lot cheaper to visit than an amusement park or a hotel if you stay the night over at a State Park.

So, what are the closest State Parks to the Permian Basin Here are some that are 3 hours or less away!

#1 • MONAHANS STATE PARK 

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From West Texas: 47 min (43.4 miles) via I-20 W

Yes, the Monahans State park is right here in West Texas and is the closest to Midland Odessa! This place rocks and of course the SAND DUNES are what it's all about. The KIDS love it!

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#2 • BIG SPRING STATE PARK

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From West Texas: 1 hr 2 min (56.2 miles) via I-20 E

Yes, the Big Spring State park is another awesome park right here in West Texas! Lots of cool trails and great scenic views.

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#3 • LAKE COLORADO CITY STATE PARK 

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From West Texas: 1 hr 38 min (94.9 miles) via I-20 E

Get up close to the lake here with camping, cabins,  kayak rentals, fishing, swimming & nature trails.

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#4 • BALMORHEA STATE PARK 

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From West Texas: 2 hr 6 min (128 miles) via I-20 W

Yep, swim with the FISH! Home of the SPRING-FED Swimming Pool! So awesome and so unique. A must-see!

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#5 • SAN ANGELO STATE PARK

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From West Texas: 2 hr 7 min (125 miles) via TX-158 E and US-87 S

San Angelo State Park is just a drive away and features such a great layout. There are several sections of this park that features hiking trails, camping, and lakeside viewing and you can even bring your horses to the park and use the equestrian camping and trails.

#6 • DAVIS MOUNTAINS STATE PARK

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 From West Texas: 2 hr 37 min (161 miles)via I-20 W

On your way to this State Park, you hit the mountains and awesome rocks and see a different side of Texas.  Hiking, camping and so much more. Be sure to check out the McDonald Observatory not too far away.

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#7 • ABILENE STATE PARK

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2 hr 44 min (167 miles) via I-20 E

Dive into the awesome trees that cover this State Park and do some camping or hiking. They have a really cool swimming pool and make sure to check out the lake. If you love TREES, this park and camping spots are covered by TREES!

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Take the family to a State Park this Labor Day Weekend! And, be safe!

 

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