Activities include picnicking; camping; boating (motors allowed - 5 mph speed limit); boat rentals; fishing; birding; hiking; mountain biking; lake swimming (in unsupervised swimming area); and nature study.

hiking
1 month ago

My husband and I hiked 1/16/17 with our two boys (5 and 2.5) and we really enjoyed our time there. We started hiking the C Loop and somehow ended up on the D Loop at the end! Still, it was a beautiful and somewhat challenging hike and we can't wait to do it again!

Trail is a nice and quick loop from the top of the state park to the bottom. Signs indicate areas of interest regarding CCC history.

trail running
3 months ago

Great family camping and trails

If you do the easy loop the trail is closer to 10 miles. The A and B loops are pretty easy while the C&D loops offer more technical trails. Love these trails. For anyone wondering, the bridge has been repaired so the full trail is again available.

Just hiked trails A and B. Trails are well worn so it is easy to stay on path. Some nice hills, but generally easy terrain.

I enjoyed these trails that I've been back multiple times. The park does charge $6 per person for day-use entry as there is a swimming area, canoe rentals, and bikes are allowed. Driving around the lake is enjoyable by itself as there are some steep hills and curves. The trails range from easy to moderate. I've hiked them all. Loops B,C, and D allow bikes so listen and watch. Mostly shaded with thicks pines as this is in East Texas, part of the Great Piney Woods. Scenery is heavily forested but does open up. The loop around the lake itself is relatively easy and pleasant. It does have elevation changes but offers wonderful views of the lake. Very enjoyable compared to the other parks in east Texas.

hiking
4 months ago

The monotonous views along this trail is like listening to a U2 album on repeat and you're unable to cover your ears. I turned around 2 miles in.

Beautiful trail. Lots of shade

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Very cool trail and pretty well maintained. I hiked loops A, B, C, and D. Temperatures ranged from 98-102 but the tree cover made hiking in the heat easier. One bridge is out on loop B. Terrain and elevation change made this trail challenging but very enjoyable.

Did C & D loops on warm afternoon. Great trails! Full canopy throughout, easy inclines and declines, well maintained. Bikes are allowed on this trail, so keep ur eyes and ears open!

Lots of fauna and flora along the way, differing terrain and muliple loops for any experience level.