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Purtis Creek State Park

14225 FM 316, Eustace, TX 75124
903-425-2332
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Eustace
Type: State Parks
Activities: Fishing, Camping
Description: 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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LaRue, TX, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

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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Eustace, Texas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

A fairly new lake with camping grounds,lots of trees..A lake for fishing and swimming. Close to the small town of Eustace,Texas. in between the cities of Athens,Texas and Mabank or Gun Barrel Texas.

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Dallas, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I really enjoyed this state park. If you like fishing then you will love this park. You can bring a boat or fish from several of the nice piers or fish off the beach. I love the old tree's in the water and this is one of the only lakes where i have seen very large fresh water clams and... More

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Brownsville, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

A natural setting away from the stresses of daily life, with singing birds and the occasional sound of a curious fish coming to the surface of the lake. This place drains the tension and worry out of you. Camping, hiking trails, fireplaces - a great place for a family outing.

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Waco, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

The nicest staff of any State Park in Taxas. Always freindly and has great fishing. This is always on my list of places I "must go".

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