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Purtis Creek State Park

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Small state park well known for fishing

Stopped by for a short visit. Nice park for fishing. A bit too wet for us to explore the trails... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dallas, Texas
What a Gem

This park is a gem and one of the best we've been too in Texas. Allow me to tell you what makes it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lo S
Arlington, Texas
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“swim area”(2 reviews)
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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14225 Fm 316 N, Eustace, TX 75124-3535
+1 903-425-2332
Most Helpful Positive Review
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...More

10  Thank K Z
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Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

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...More

17  Thank Shhhhhhellie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by for a short visit. Nice park for fishing. A bit too wet for us to explore the trails but I would like to at another time. Wooded camp sites offer a bit of privacy. Did see a fawn.

Thank tangojohnDallas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park is a gem and one of the best we've been too in Texas. Allow me to tell you what makes it so special. It could be that we went on an unexpectedly good weekend! We practically had the entire park to ourselves (evidently...More

Thank Lo S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had fun despite lots of rain the Fall. I recommend you enjoy the fishing. It was a great time for all.

Thank 129dlt
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

This park is fairly close to home. So it is really nice to go here for a quick camping trip. It's a very clean and quiet place. Never had any problems with noisy people. The park is well patrolled and the staff is always friendly...More

2  Thank 212DavidD212
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This is a hidden gem with a little something for everyone! At $5 per person over 12 or 13yrs old, the price is right for a great day of family fun! The place is huge with room for everyone to spread out and do their...More

Thank LaShonda A
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Park is nice and clean. Restrooms clean. The drawback on the lake is the flooded timber and really no point of reference leaving boat ramp to avoid large tree stumps. Very few people around, but did see the park ranger a few times driving the...More

2  Thank 22TxTraveler
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Took my son here to fish a few days after his high school graduation. We hadn't been there in several years, but it was every bit as delightful as we remembered. Super private-feeling. Don't see many other people (at least not during the week in...More

1  Thank Simeyswife
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Love this place. No one bothers you! Very secluded from all other campers! Restrooms and showers are very clean!

Thank Pete & B
Reviewed March 13, 2018

We brought our extended family camping last weekend and had a great time! If you are tent camping, try to stay in the lower loop (campsites 60-64) as the campsites appear to be much larger and definitely offer much greater privacy than the campsites to...More

4  Thank Jim_Parker_Texas
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Staff at front office is enough to make you go somewhere else... if you can overlook the front office, then it's a basic camping place, it does allow some privacy, and some sites are nicer, and more level than others but the front desk isn't...More

1  Thank T T
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Ricky L
February 19, 2016|
Response from LostOnLandAgain | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are alligators in Purtis Creek, yes. I've never seen one, but according to the state park website they have been seen in the area.