Hurricane Ike Targets Texas, Texas State Park Closures Update IV

Nearly 4,000 evacuees fleeing from Hurricane Ike have found shelter at 35 Texas State Parks across the state.  On Saturday the 13th of September Garner State Park reported the most evacuees at 1,650 persons.  Garner State Park is a popular getaway for Houston residents at any time of the year.  Now at least half of the number of evacuees hosted at Garner State Park are from the Houston area.  Other parks in the Hill Country allowing evacuees free tent or RV and trailer camping are Inks Lake with 415 evacuees and Pedernales Falls with 135 evacuees.  Some evacuees have traveled to the far corners of Texas with Davis Mountains State Park in the Big Bend Region reporting 5 evacuees, Palo Duro Canyon and Caprock Canyons in the Panhandle respectively hosting 7 and 2 evacuees each.  In the immediate Dallas and Fort Worth area Cedar Hill State Park reports 69 evacuees.  As well as the free tent or RV and trailer camping screen shelters and cabins are available at discounts.

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