Parks Open for Business After Spring Wildfires Print
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Saturday, 24 September 2011 15:44

Parks Open for Business After Spring Wildfires

Two state parks are again open for visitors: Possum Kingdom State Park and Davis Mountains State Park. Both of these popular state parks re-opened in May after springtime wildfires roared through. Possum Kingdom facilities were saved from the massive fire that burned 90% of the 1500-acre park and also saved from the more recent August fires. Wildfire burned 675 acres within the 2700-acre Davis Mountains State Park, but missed camping facilities and the historic Indian Lodge.

Day use are at Possum Kingdom State Park

It’s encouraging to know that wildfire generally renews wild lands. Park visitors have a chance to see nature’s amazing recovery process and to learn more about fire’s benefits to wildlife and habitat.

We owe a heartfelt thank you to state and federal firefighters who fought valiantly – and continue to fight -  to protect people and property.