TROOP 345         Portland, Texas

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Government Canyon State Natural Area

This park opened in 2005, but December 4th, 2015 was the first time any of us had visited. Very close to San Antonio, (within a few miles of the 1604 Loop) it seemed a bit overpopulated as we approached the entrance. Once inside the gate, however, it began to feel more like we were miles away from any towns or cities. Our first hike in this park led to fossilized dinosaur footprints beneath the overlook. With recent rainfall, the footprints were submerged, but very obvious when viewed from the overlook and with over 40 miles of hiking/biking trails, Troop 345 will almost certainly add this park to its list of regular destinations...

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Last modified: 10/05/16