|1||Guadalupe Mountains National Park||86,367 acres (34,951 ha)||Sep 30, 1972||Culberson County and Hudspeth County, Texas, USA|
|2||Big Bend National Park||801,163 acres (324,219 ha)||Jun 12, 1944||Brewster County, Texas|
|3||Amistad National Recreation Area||58,500 acres (23,700 ha)||Nov 11, 1965||Val Verde County, Texas, USA|
|4||Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park||1,570 acres (6.4 km2)||Dec 2, 1969||Blanco County, Texas and Gillespie County, Texas, USA|
|5||San Antonio Missions National Historical Park||826 acres (334 ha) 460 acres (190 ha) federa||Apr 1, 1983||San Antonio, Texas, USA|
|6||Padre Island National Seashore (PAIS)||130,434 acres (527.85 km2)||Sep 28, 1962||Padre Island, Texas, United States|
|7||Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park||3,357.42 acres (1,358.70 ha) ,1,039.62 acres (420.72 ha) federal||Nov 10, 1978||Cameron County, Texas, USA|
|8||Big Thicket||106,305 acres (43,020 ha)||Oct 11, 1974||Southeast Texas, U.S.|
|9||San Ford National Recreational Area|| || || |
There are a variety of national parks and other national sites located in the state of Texas.
Fort Davis National Historic Site is famous for the Buffalo Soldiers (all-black regiments) who were stationed at Fort Davis from 1867 to 1885. Big Thicket National Preserve is another important site, with a rare reserve of flatland palmetto hardwoods, Savannah, floodplain forests, mixed hardwood and pine forests.
The preserve is a habitat for the red cockade woodpecker, speckled snake, American swallow-tailed kite, four types of North American carnivores plants, black buffalo fish, marbled salamander and the hairy woodpecker. Guadelupe Mountains National Park boasts a 265 million year-old marine fossil reef as well as McKittrick Canyon and Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in the state.
San Antonio Missions National Historic Park is yet another fascinating site in Texas, and houses six Spanish colonial missions, irrigation canals, and architectural sites from the 18th century. The other national sites are listed below.
|National Parks ||Location|
|Alibates Flint Quarries - National Monument||Fritch, TX|
|Amistad - National Recreation Area||Del Rio, TX|
|Big Bend - National Park ||Along the Rio Grande, TX|
|Big Thicket - National Preserve||Beaumont, TX|
|Chamizal - National Memorial ||El Paso, TX|
|El Camino Real de los Tejas - National Historic Trail ||Across TX and LA|
|El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro - National Historic Trail||Across TX and NM|
|Fort Davis - National Historic Site||Fort Davis, TX|
|Guadalupe Mountains - National Park||Salt Flat, TX|
|Lake Meredith - National Recreation Area ||Fritch, TX|
|Lyndon B. Johnson - National Historical Park||Johnson City, TX|
|Padre Island - National Seashore ||Corpus Christi, TX |
|Palo Alto Battlefield - National Historical Park ||Brownsville, TX|
|Rio Grande - Wild & Scenic River ||Southwest Texas|
|San Antonio Missions - National Historical Park||San Antonio, TX|