Stephen F Austin State Park

I made it out to my 16th Texas State Park this weekend. #16 was Stephen F Austin State Park off of I-10 just outside of Sealy, TX.

As with the other parks we’ve visited the Park Store staff were very helpful in planning our outing. We told them exactly what we had in mind for the quick trip to the park and they provided a couple of options that were just perfect.

We wanted a short hike and were directed to the overlook trail at the North end of the park. Park at the restrooms (seen below) and the trail head is on the opposite side of the park road.

restrooms across from trailhead

trail head at SFA state park

 There are several options from this starting point.

trees with vines on trail at sfa state park

We went to the right at the first fork, left at the next and followed the trail along to the Brazos River Overlook. (below)

brazos river overlook at sfa state park

Watch for snakes (we saw one) this time of year and carry lots of water. This was a beautiful park with lots of historical as well as natural features. I’ll follow up with a post on the historical features shortly.

Path tag from SFA State Park