Big Bend Chat
Other Parks of the Big Bend Region => Big Bend Ranch State Park Q&A => Topic started by: SHANEA on August 24, 2007, 03:50:04 PM
Four Texas state parks receiving approval for trails funding were: Big Bend Ranch State Park ($369,986) for jeep trail improvements; Devils River State Natural Area ($48,000) for development of a hike & bike trail; Cooper Lake State Park ($76,000) for equestrian trails renovation and new corrals; and Huntsville State Park ($75,000) for hike & bike trail renovations. (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/releases/?req=20070824c)
IMO, the trail at Huntsville doesn't really need any money thrown at it. Its already a very nice trail for mountain biking, the best I know of at any state park in Texas (although Lincoln Parrish Park in Louisiana has it beat). There are several mountain bike races and duathlons held there each year, with excellent sections of cross-country bike trail and good double-track jeep trail. Mountain bike clubs are notorious for rounding up volunteers for trail maintenance days - for free.
I'm glad to see the parks getting some extra funds but I wish they'd call me first so I could tell them how to distribute it.