Parks and Natural Areas
Parks in the Hill Country include State, County, and City areas dedicated to conservation and public use. State Natural Areas are more primitive lands open to the public and generally without the amenities one finds in State parks.
Conserving land and water is a priority in the Hill Country. Throughout the State, there are millions of acres managed as preserves under various legal titles. The Texas Chapter of The Nature Conservancy alone has 38 nature preserves and conservation properties and more than 130 easements, protecting more than 900,000 acres.