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Purtis Creek State Park

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Address: 14225 FM 316, Eustace, TX 75124
Phone Number: 903-425-2332
Today
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Fishing, Camping
Description: 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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Great little state park!

We camped in our pop-up there and really enjoyed it! Saw lots of wildlife - deer, raccoons, and tons of bunnies. All the sites are very private with a lot of bush/forest in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2014
Lacey C
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Texas
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Texas
Top Contributor
225 reviews 225 reviews
94 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We camped in our pop-up there and really enjoyed it! Saw lots of wildlife - deer, raccoons, and tons of bunnies. All the sites are very private with a lot of bush/forest in between. There are only four sites on the water itself. One of the campsites was even fully handicap accessible (this was not on the water). Trails are... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Put in my kayak here this morning and really appreciated the sand launch area dedicated to kayaks, also I was able to join in on a kayak safety course which was very well done on a beginner level, highly recommend.

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Gun Barrel City, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Purtis Creek is somewhat close to where we live so we decided to take a new travel trailer out for its almost-maiden voyage. I like to bring my dog and hike the trails here even when I am not camping. I have camped here in the past, but not in quite a while. Its a small park and only 4... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This was our first visit to the park, while volunteering during the KidFish event. Noticed a couple of things: - there didn't seem to be trashcans out and about, which we found odd for a park - there were a lot of ant beds (assume due to recent rain), which was unfortunate for a large kid event Aside from that,... More 

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LaRue, TX, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

This state park has great camping spots and a great picnic area by the water. It's great for day use if you live near by or great for a weekend trip. My family has enjoyed many trips here.

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Glenn Heights, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Just got back from spending an extended weekend at Purtis Creek SP. Very small park. We have a 32', 3 slide outs, 5th Wheel. Most all of the pads were a little short but we made do. Most of the sights were already taken as Campers came down and chose the sight they wanted and put their slip of paper... More 

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Ennis, Texas
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We couldn't stay out of trouble. We have been camping on Thanksgiving for going on 18 years. This park had zero tolerance with park rules and then park ranger gets onto to us for camp fire singing at 8:00 PM and having too big of a fire and a bottle of wine on the picnic table. This completely disrupted and... More 

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Dallas TX
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The critters came out even more when they knew everyone was packing up and leaving Sunday afternoon. They know the routine, especially the raccoons at dinner time. Great large, clean sites, thick with trees and underbrush on 3 sides which gives a sense of seclusion. Table and fire pit usually behind the parking area adding to your privacy. You can... More 

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Kaufman, Texas, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I spent 11 nights at this State Park !! It was a very wonderful relaxing time. Upon arrival I put out my bird feeder and enjoyed several species of birds... Blue Jays , Cardinals, tit-mouse & chicadees!! Near dusk we watched the deer walk through the grassy parts behind our campsite and then later the raccoons came around looking for... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Close to Dallas but far enough away to feel light years away. Camp sites #20, #21,#22,#23 are on the water and have great views. #23 & #22 are right next to the dumpsters, just fyi. Good hiking trails and canoe, kayak and paddle boat rentals (very affordably priced ). Camp ground also offers ice and firewood. We tried to find... More 

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