7 Hidden places to go when social distancing

7 Hidden Places
To Go When
Social Distancing 

It has been nearly eight months since coronavirus was declared a pandemic.

There are many places just a short drive away from North Texas that allow for safe social distancing and plenty of fun.

Whether you make it a day trip or chose to stay overnight, these 7 hidden gems will make sure your heart stays happy and your soul stays full.

1.    Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

About an hour southwest of Fort Worth, Fossil Rim (which was recently voted best safari park in the country) is all about the conservation of rare and endangered animals. Visitors can see tons of wildlife like cheetahs, zebras, and even feed giraffes.
The park is open every day from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., but guests must buy tickets online.
Before leaving Glen Rose, stop by Dinosaur Valley State Park just 8 miles away.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

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2.    Dinosaur Valley State Park

Dinosaur Valley State Park

There’s biking, hiking, and fishing, but as the name suggests, there’s also evidence of dinosaurs. Yes, real dinosaurs.
Nearly 113 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the area and left behind a lot of footprints.
Dinosaur Valley State Park is open every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Day passes often sell out but can be bought in advance online.

3.    Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake

Just two and a half hours east of Dallas, this is one of the most unique places in Texas. With giant cypress trees and Spanish moss, it looks like a totally different world.
Caddo Lake is one of the most breathtaking lakes, not just in Texas, but in the entire country.
Fishing, paddling, and hiking in Caddo Lake State Park are popular activities, but swimming can be dangerous because alligators populate the bayou-like waters.
Caddo Lake State Park is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

4.    Turner Falls

Turner Falls

Heading north, just across the state line, you will find Turner Falls which is the tallest waterfall in Oklahoma.
Turner Falls is one of the best falls to be found near Dallas-Fort Worth.
Swimming at the falls is closed for the season, but visitors can still hike and get an up-close glimpse. Also, there’s great trout fishing this time of year. Turner Falls Park is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and reservations for camping can be purchased online.
A list of state parks in the area can be found at https://tpwd.texas.gov/.

5.    Arbuckle Wilderness

Arbuckle Wilderness

Arbuckle Wilderness is located 60 miles south of Oklahoma City and 90 miles north of Dallas, in the city of Davis. Hundreds of exotic animals roam free on over 200-acres in the Arbuckle Mountains. This cool place is more like a drive-thru where you can get up close and personal with many adorable animals.

6.    Tipis on the Guadalupe

Tipis on the Guadalupe

Come on out to visit the Tipis on the Guadalupe. This “Glamping” resort, located on River Road in beautiful New Braunfels, Texas, is a sweet little hideaway where you can enjoy the serenity of nature all around you. The camp offers 8 Tipi cabins which each allowing up to 6 guests in 3 cozy queen beds or 2 queen beds and a modern foldout couch. Each unit is furnished with Aztec touches throughout and offers an individual firepit and personal BBQ grill.

7.    Gypsy River Resort

Gypsy River Resort

Come relax, rejuvenate, and cleanse your gypsy soul. Situated on the Guadalupe River, this magical retreat is a place to relax, get rejuvenated, and cleanse your soul. They offer the most unique accommodations for all wanderers seeking an unforgettable adventure by the river and under the Texas Stars.
A list of state parks in the area can be found at https://tpwd.texas.gov/.

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