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Purtis Creek State Park

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Address: 14225 Fm 316 N, Eustace, TX 75124-3535
Phone Number: 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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Great East Texas Location

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Athens, Texas
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Athens, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 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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Gun Barrel City, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

If you want small, quiet and far out, this is the place. Great for a weekend outing. Few amenities, but that is the reason to camp out. Son and grandson also had a fun time here.

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Richmond, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This us a lovely park with a scenic lake. Recommend you rent a canoe - allows you to see more of the lake and we had fun fishing from a canoe!

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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

Rangers and staff are kind and knowledgeable. Some decent quick day hiking trails and a pretty well managed swim area with boat rental options. Don't forget no need for fishing license at State Parks so bring that dusty old rod n reel out of the attic and give it a cast. The primitive hike-in camp sites are greatly appreciated by... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

We visit often, if only to walk the nature trail. The fishing is sometimes very good, but always fun. I wish there was still a snack bar, but that didn't last. There are fun times to be had most Halloween seasons. I wish there were cabins to camp in, like at Tyler State Park. No fishing license is required in... More 

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