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From US 59: FM 96 NW 7.2 miles; FM 1154 N 1.6 miles; Park Road 42. On Lake Wright Patman. Wheeled-camper sites with electric, water & sewer 17; with electric & water 44. Prepared tent sites 61. Reservations OK. Dump station, flush toilets, hot showers, picnic tables, fire pits, grills. Swimming—lake, ski, fishing, boat ramps (motorboats OK). Scenic views, amphitheater, playground, volleyball, horseshoes, group picnic, nature & hiking trails, canoe & bicycle rentals, ice, gift shop. Entry fee. (927 Park Road 42, Atlanta 75551, 903/796-6476. PINEY WOODS


From city limits: US 59 N 6 miles; County Road 3659 N 4.4 miles; County Road 3558 W & N 3 miles. On Lake Wright Patman. Wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 46; other camping area 2 acres tent camping. All waterfront camping. Dump station, flush toilets, hot showers, picnic shelter. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp (motorboats OK), playground, volleyball. (1293 County Road 3558, Queen City 75572, 903/796-9254.) PINEY WOODS

QUINTANA—Quintana Beach County Park

From TX 288: FM 1495 S 1.7 miles; County Road 723 E 2 miles to park entrance. On Gulf of Mexico. Paved/concreted wheeled-camper sites with water, electric (30 & 50 amp) & sewer 56. Cabins with AC 6. Reservations required. Bathhouse, laundry for RV campers only. Day-use area has paved parking, rest rooms, showers, playground, horseshoes, washer pits, volleyball, fishing. Swimming—beach. Elevated boardwalks handicap accessible, covered. (Brazoria County Park, 330 Fifth St, Quintana 77541, 800/872-7578. GULF COAST


From TX 86: FM 1065 N 3.5 miles. Honey Flats: .25 mile from Lake Theo. Wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 35. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelters. RV Equestrian Camping Area: Wheeled-camper sites with individual horse corrals & water 12. South Prong Tent Camping Area: 4 miles from Lake Theo. Tent sites 20; primitive camping areas 2. Little Red Tent Camping Area: tent sites with covered tables, grills & fire rings 10. North Prong Primitive Camping Area & South Prong Primitive Camping Area: 20 sites. Equestrian Primitive Camping sites 20. Lake Area: Picnic shelters, comfort station with outdoor showers; group shelter. Group lodge with 3 full & 1 twin beds, rest room, shower, kitchen, refrigerator, living room, fireplace (bring linens). Amphitheater, interpretive center, 30 miles of hiking, mountain biking & equestrian trails. Fishing, boat ramp. Swimming—lake. Texas State Buffalo Herd. Caprock Canyons State Park Trailway is a 64.25-mile multi-use trail (horse, hiking & non-motorized bicycles) through cultivated fields of the high plains & the rugged canyons of the Caprock Escarpment. A 742-foot abandoned railroad tunnel on the trail is listed on National Register of Historic Places, one of only a few such tunnels in Texas. Thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats roost in the tunnel during the summer. Fee. (Box 204, Quitaque 79255, 806/455-1492. PANHANDLE PLAINS


In Quitman on TX 37 4 blocks S of courthouse. Operated by city. 27 acres. Backin wheeled-camper sites with water, electric, sewer, cable TV & Internet. Dump station, playground, picnic facilities, outdoor & indoor meeting facilities, arboretum & botanical gardens, museum, scenic nature walk. Onsite management. (100 Governor Hogg Parkway, Quitman 75783, 903/763-4411.) PINEY WOODS