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Address: 14225 FM 316, Eustace, TX 75124
Phone Number: 903-425-2332
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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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Good family area

good place for a weekend camping trip. great hiking paths and bird watching. not far from First Monday in Canton and other activities in Athens.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Mabank, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

As far a small state parks go, this one is a jewel. I have camped here for a weekend, and visited numerous times for the day, and I have no complaints. I hope everyone supports our park system on the state and national level. Go explore, people!!!!

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Mabank, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

good place for a weekend camping trip. great hiking paths and bird watching. not far from First Monday in Canton and other activities in Athens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

What a great of a park! If you need to escape from Dallas or just get away for a weekend, it's perfect since it's only 1 hour outside of the metroplex. The staff and park hosts were unbelievably friendly, the lake was great for kayaking/swimming/fishing (I'm really picky about swimming in lakes, but this one passed the "clean test"), the... More 

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CYPRESS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you are looking for a VERY well kept, clean and QUIET park, this is the park for you (very relaxing). EVERY site had shade. Bathrooms and showers were clean. If asked where you want to camp - ask for a site CLOSE to the bathrooms otherwise you will have to hike, drive or ride your bike to the bathrooms/showers.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It is small but very enjoyable. We frequent often since it is pretty close. The staff is very on top of their job, rules are rules. The park is clean and maintained. I do like that camping is on the other side of the lake away from day use facilities, a little more peaceful. Camp sites are spacious and nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The camping is pretty good. The pads are spaced far enough apart to have a little privacy. The primitive camping path was pretty long though and not wagon friendly. The park was clean and there is an abundance of great fishing spots. They offer kayak classes that are really good as well. This is a great place for a family... More 

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Asheville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very simple little park with a small fishing lake and a few camp sites. The trails are unnoteworthy - yes, it is a word.

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Carrollton, Texas
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

What an incredible park! Stay at camp site 20 or 22 for water-side camping. Superclean bathrooms and tons of privacy. The folks working there spectacularly professional. Visit the camp host for firewood and def purchase pinecones for a fire starter. It saved an hour's worth of toil.

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Granbury, Texas
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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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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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