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Address: 14225 Fm 316 N, Eustace, TX 75124-3535
Phone Number: +1 903-425-2332
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This park is best known for its fishing: a small lake lying in the center...

This park is best known for its fishing: a small lake lying in the center of the park is stocked with lots of bass.

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Nice quiet place

We spent thanksgiving weekend here, every camping spot was full. But yet it was still quiet and very tranquil. The RV spots are very wooded so you do have some very nice privacy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
David D
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Mineola, Texas
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Mineola, Texas
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent thanksgiving weekend here, every camping spot was full. But yet it was still quiet and very tranquil. The RV spots are very wooded so you do have some very nice privacy between camp sites. The hiking trails are very well maintained. The lake is completely on park property so you don't need a fishing license to fish, which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a little piece of outdoor paradise, close to home. My family and I love to come here and camp as well as use the day facilities. This place is family fun for every one.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Pleasant, quiet, relaxed, well maintained park and every camp space is shaded and surrounded with woods giving each space a feeling of privacy. Lake belongs to the park and is managed for bass and crappie fishing. Really enjoyed our week here.

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Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a very nice small state park, about an hour outside Dallas. There's a nice beach, a wooded camping area, and functional boat ramp. The lake itself has a lot of standing timber to hold fish. It was designed as a trophy bass lake, though the trophies have eluded me so far. It's small enough that I can cover... More 

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Athens, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Excellent Lake to Fish. All Largemouth Bass are CATCH and RELEASE. All other fish can be kept. Nice Camping spots, water and electricity, RV spots also, as well as Primitive Camping. Nice restrooms also Showers with HOT Water. We have camped out in our Tent many, many times, I fish there several times a year.

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Kaufman, Texas
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56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the park to ride bike trails. There's plenty of trails for a good workout (different levels but nothing too hard) and plenty of pavement if you'd rather ride on the road. We "toured" the entire park by bike. The camp sites are nice as is the beach area. There's a playground area for the kids and a picnic... More 

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Houston, Texas
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

If wanting to escape a big city and do a little fishing this park is great. Not a worthwhile visit for hiking and exploring. I also recommend bringing your food along as the local area has poor restaurants other than the chains. Great staff and very quiet park!

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Richardson, Texas
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We came here on a cub scout campout and were disappointed in this locale versus other state parks we have visited. We usually put two families per site, but most of these campsites are so small, only one family can fit on most of them. They have only one loop of electric/water campsites so there are fewer choices than at... More 

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Mabank, Texas
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

If you love fishing or nature hikes or swimming or just a quiet get away this is your place. Plenty of camp sites or RV sites and even cooler over the holidays when campers decorate and have a good time.

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Flower Mound
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

First visit to this park and we were pleasantly surprised. Felt like we were far from the city, but it's actually not far from Dallas. Campsites are nice and shady and private with trees between sites. Fish from piers or shore. We enjoyed the hiking trails. Bathrooms and showers very clean. Can buy firewood in park. $5 for quite a... More 

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