Texas Local Parks and Rest Areas

Local Parks

You will need to check with each local county or jurisdiction for information on their park facilities. For counties without a parks department, search resources like Google and Yelp can be helpful. The following will be of interest to Austin area astronomers:

Rest Stops

The Texas Department of Transportation maintains Safety Rest Areas along Texas highways as do many Texas counties. In dark rural locations these areas can provide good spots to set up for a couple of hours to observe or image. For more information on the DOT rest areas see:

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