Not all state parks reopened Monday, including Mustang Island near Corpus Christi

Megan Armstrong San Antonio News

On Monday, Texas State Parks reopened for daily use as part of Gov. Gregg Abbott’s plan to jump start the state’s economy. However, not all were ready for visitors, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Due to a range of operational-related issues, Mustang Island State Park near Corpus Christi will remain closed, TPWD officials said in a news release. The date of when the park will reopen has not been announced as of Tuesday afternoon.

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Other state parks such as Big Bend Ranch, Barton Warnock, Fort Leaton and Caprock Canyons are closed as well. Park visitors are asked to check the Texas State Parks Alert Map regularly for the latest information about the status of individual parks.

For state parks that are open, visitors are required to wear face coverings and maintain a 6-foot distance from individuals outside of their party. Groups larger than five are not allowed to gather. 

Carter Smith, executive director of the TPWD, said the department has been cleaning and sanitizing all park facilities to ensure visitors have the best possible experience.

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