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Upgrades to Inks Lake, Longhorn Cavern state parks on the horizon

Upgrades to Inks Lake, Longhorn Cavern state parks on the horizon

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is gathering public input on proposed upgrades and added amenities such as more trails and day-use areas at Burnet County’s Inks Lake State Park and Longhorn Cavern State Park. (more…)

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The officers quarters at Longhorn Cavern State Park where visitors have photographed the figure of a young girl looking out through a window. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Tour groups hear echoes from the past at Longhorn Cavern State Park

(This story is part of The Picayune’s “Haunted Highland Lakes” series in October. Read previous stories on the “Chainsaw House” in Kingsland, Dead Man’s Hole in Burnet County, “Stretch” at Old Oak Square in Marble Falls and the Badu House in Llano.) DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — When the lights go out, you’re never […]

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Get down and dirty for team building at Longhorn Cavern

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — The idea of going underground for team-building exercises may sound a bit, well, different or even downright foreign to you, but when you think about it a bit longer, it really makes a lot of sense. (more…)

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Longhorn Cavern tour focuses on photographic memories

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — During the course of a regular Longhorn Cavern tour, it’s nearly impossible for visitors to set up tripods and other equipment to photographically explore the underground wonder. (more…)

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Al Gerow, the resident geologist and a guide at Longhorn Cavern State Park between Burnet and Marble Falls, introduces himself to a tour group during a recent excursion. Gerow, who celebrates his 82nd birthday in September, began guiding in 1998 after a 30-year career with Amoco. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

82-year-old geologist still sharing knowledge as Longhorn Cavern guide

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Al Gerow leaned a bit on his walking stick. He looked up at the group of people gathered around him. Voices died down. Parents quieted their children. A few people snapped photos. Then he spoke. (more…)

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Longhorn Cavern State Park manager Michelle Devaney (second from left), donated equipment to STORM (Strange Terrain Organized Rescue Members) that the group needs in rescues at the cavern and other areas of Burnet and Llano counties Aug. 9. STORM representatives Scott Gillaspia (left), Janet Goble, James Goble, Travis Warren, T.C. Warren and rescue dog Valor stand with Devaney at the park with two bags of specialty equipment. Staff photo by Jared Fields

STORM geared up to save lives at Longhorn Caverns, other ‘strange terrains’

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Scott Gillaspia grew up visiting Longhorn Cavern State Park, dreaming of “rescuing the damsel in distress and finding treasure.” Today, he might not have found that treasure, but Gillaspia does rescue people from the cave as commander of STORM (Strange Terrain Organized Rescue Members). (more…)

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Go spelunking to see the Highland Lakes from the inside out. Stock Photo

Spelunking under the hills in the Highland Lakes

Spelunking is not getting close to nature — it’s getting INSIDE nature! The easiest place to go down under in the Highland Lakes is at Longhorn Cavern State Park on Park Road 4 in Burnet County. Daily guided tours feature easy walks through the caverns where outlaw Sam Bass is said to have stashed some of […]

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Take the family to Longhorn Cavern State Park

Take the family to Longhorn Cavern State Park

See the Highland Lakes from the inside at Longhorn Cavern State Park. The 645-acre park features daily tours with plenty of local legends to go along with the geology. (more…)

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