Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

The Texas Park & Wildlife magazine’s Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt (GOSH) is an enthralling challenge that involves journeys to various destinations in Texas. It requires you to travel to multiple places regionally or across Texas, post a selfie with #GOSH2021, and along the way, discover parks, wildlife, waterways, sumptuous food, and a lot of other attractions as well. The challenge ends at midnight on September 6, Labor Day.

The GOSH Challenge – Explore destinations in 6 Texas regions

Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt 2021 Flyer

Image courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

The challenge requires you to choose destinations around six Texas areas, including Dallas, Houston, Central Texas, South Texas, West Texas, and Panhandle. You can register on the website of the Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine or TPWD’s Facebook page. After this, you need to find a spot, click a selfie with a sparkling smile, and tag it on Instagram or Twitter. You can also post and tag it on the TPWD Facebook page with #GOSH2021. You can travel to locations in a particular region or travel throughout the state to complete a single or all GOSH activities.

Houston Region Locations for Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt 2021

In the Houston region, take selfies at various places such as while splashing in the water at Lake Livingston State Park, at the Moody’s Garden three glass pyramids and go on top of the observation deck at Sheldon Lake State Park, search for the geyser at Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum and click a selfie in front of La King’s Confectionery taffy pull.

Editor Louie Bond says…

“We are so ready to have fun outdoors again,” says Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine editor Louie Bond, “GOSH inspires those day trips that make lifelong memories. Pack the ice chest and your swimsuits and hit the road for a summer of fun. Share selfies everywhere you go, and you’ll have bragging rights at Thanksgiving for being great Texas adventurers.”

What are the prizes?

If you complete activities regionally, you get a TPWD certificate and acknowledgment in a further issue of the magazine. However, if you do all 30 activities (36 with bonus activities in every category) on this year’s TPWD Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt, you get a downloadable certificate, coupled with a two-year subscription to the magazine and some exclusive rights. For more details, rules, and how to enter the challenge, click here.

There are so many great places to explore this summer. Check out 20 best road trips from Houston and make plans today!

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