GOSH, We’re in a Scavenger Hunt!

replica Joplin porsche at the Museum of the Gulf Coast

Hunt for Summer Adventure

Get to Port Arthur to get ahead of the game in the Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine’s Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for Fun Summer Adventure! Summer’s going by fast but there’s still time to jump in the car for an unforgettable road trip, near home or across the state.

The Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine’s Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt (GOSH) returns for a third year of carefree fun across Texas. Travel to various locations on the magazine’s list, take a selfie and post it with the hashtag #GOSH2022. Discover history, wildlife, parks, waterways and quirky attractions — plus some classic eateries to visit and an iconic Texas soundtrack on Spotify and Apple Music as a “bonus” to enjoy along the way.

Hit the Road to Port Arthur!

little girl crabbing at sea rim state park in port arthur

The hunt is divided into regions. In the Houston area, head to the 5 miles of coastline at Sea Rim State Park and snap your selfie on the nature boardwalk. Enjoy a musical interlude with Janis Joplin’s Porsche replica in Port Arthur and follow the Father of Texas to Stephen F. Austin State Park in San Felipe. Have some Blue Bell from the factory in Brenham while you enjoy the world’s longest car wash at Buc-ee’s in Katy. GOSH 2022 Houston Area has more details.

Texas is so big!

GOSH Scavenger Hunt image, Port ARthur

Yes, we are known for that. That’s why you can have so much fun. Select from seven regions: Dallas, Central Texas, Houston, East Texas, Panhandle, South Texas and West Texas. Register on the Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine website or the contest page,  then find the spot, take a smiling selfie and tag it on Twitter or Instagram with #GOSH2022. Participants can also post and tag it on the magazine’s Facebook page. Complete one or all GOSH activities.

“We are so ready to hit the road for some fun,” says Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine editor Russell Roe. “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 for being great Texas adventurers.”

Count Us In!

See how to enter, rules, where to upload your selfies and more information on challenge locations regionally or statewide at TPWD GOSH 2022.

Complete all the activities in a region and you’ll get a handsome, downloadable certificate commemorating your achievement, along with a shout-out in a future issue of Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine, in which we’ll salute our GOSH participants. Statewide completers win a chance at other prizes.

Regional graphics highlighting GOSH challenge locations across Texas can be found on the TPWD Flickr Page.

How long have you got?

The GOSH 2022 challenge ends at midnight on Labor Day, Sept. 5.

Stay Over!

Scavenger hunting is hard work. Gonna say, you’re going to want to eat well while you’re in Port Arthur. Plan ahead here.

Spend the night and enjoy the rest of our area, including Pleasure Island for fishing and birding. #loveportarthurtx

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