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Best-Bet Drives for Wildflowers

We pinpoint some reliable routes where roadsides radiate color

For up-to-the-minute information, the Texas Department of Transportation has a wildflower hotline at 1-800-452-9292.

These routes are longtime favorites confirmed by multiple sources, including

Wildflower Corridors

I-35 between Dallas-Fort Worth and South Texas

I-10 between San Antonio and Brookshire

Central Texas

Blanco and Burnet counties
A. U.S. 281 between Johnson City and Marble Falls

Blanco, Comal and Bexar counties
B. U.S. 281 between Blanco and San Antonio

Gillespie County
C. Willow City Loop (near TX 16 off FM 1323)
D. Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, U.S. 290 east of Stonewall

Llano County
E. Around Lake Buchanan and Inks Lake, along FM 1431

Mason County
F. Mason County Loop (from U.S. 87 southeast of Mason, take RR 783 south to Threadgill Creek Road, turn left, and go back to U.S. 87)

Travis and Bastrop counties
G. U.S. 290 between Manor and Paige
H. TX 71 between Austin and Bastrop

Williamson and Burnet counties
I. TX 29 between Georgetown and Burnet

East Texas

Angelina and Nacogdoches counties
J. U.S. 59 between Lufkin and Nacogdoches

Bowie, Morris and Titus counties
K. I-30 between Texarkana and Mount Pleasant

Houston, Trinity and Polk counties
L. U.S. 287 between Crockett and Corrigan

Marion, Cass and Morris counties
M. TX 49 between Jefferson and Daingerfield

Montgomery County
N. I-45 and TX 105 near Lake Conroe

Nacogdoches and Crockett counties
O. TX 7 between Nacogdoches and Crockett

Tyler County
P. Around Woodville

North Central Texas

Bastrop, Lee and Burleson counties
Q. TX 21 between Paige and Caldwell

Dallas County
R. I-45 just south of Dallas, near Hutchins

Fayette County
S. I-10 between Schulenburg and Flatonia

Fayette and Austin counties
T. TX 159 between La Grange and Bellville

Waller and Washington counties
U. U.S. 290 between Hempstead and Brenham

Washington County
V. Most anywhere in Washington County

West Texas

Brewster County
W. Big Bend National Park, around Study Butte and Panther Junction