Good fishing and shady campsites are the major attractions at Purtis Creek. The park's unique 355-acre lake was designed specifically for fishing, where largemouth bass are plentiful and can be fished on a "catch and release" basis only. Also, large catfish and crappie are abundant and may be retained

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Trails were well marked and well tended. The loop called beaver slide is best but all are similar. Would be a good place to trail run as footing is good and fairly level. Now in hot summer flies accosted me the entire time. Took the fun out. I showered at state park and had lunch in canton.

hiking
3 months ago

Trails were well marked and well tended. The loop called beaver slide is best but all are similar. Would be a good place to trail run as footing is good and fairly level. Now in hot summer flies accosted me the entire time. Took the fun out. I showered at state park and had lunch in canton.

Walked trail on summer morning. Nice,easy nature walk through deep East Texas woods. The creek was dry, but still nice easy nature walk.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

hiking
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Easy, quiet, flat trails. Nicely canopied!

hiking
Saturday, August 13, 2016

camping
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Amazing wildlife

on Blue Trail Loop

hiking
Monday, June 06, 2016

peaceful

Friday, March 04, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

I stayed in the primitive camp sites for four days over this past weekend. I had such a great time I didn't want to leave. The trails are well maintained and marked clearly. They total about 5.5 miles if you do all of them. I walked up on 6 doe grazing in the trail one evening. The camp site was perfect. The primitive sites are on the water very secluded,quiet.

hiking
Monday, March 16, 2015

hiking
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Purtis Creek State Park is a beautiful park located in Eustace, Texas. The park has a great fishing lake, RV camping sites and several primitive camping sites. The primitive sites are all waterfront and very secluded. The park has a 4.3 mile trail system open to bikes and foot traffic all well marked by colors green, blue and red. There is also a 1.7 mile loop open to foot traffic only around the primitive campsites. The terrain is primarily flat with little elevation change that wonders through pine forest and thicket. All trails are well maintained. In my opinion the most scenic trail in the park is the 1.7 mile loop around the primitive camp sites. It's a nice place to take the family if your in the East TX or DFW area. I live near by the park and visit their often. Great place for day trips! See you on the trail!

canoeing
Saturday, October 04, 2014

Trails are really easy, great to take a family with young children, if you're lucky you'll catch a busy beaver and tons of other wildlife. This is one of the families go to for local kayaking

hiking
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

There are now three separate trails which total about 5 miles or more. This is one of my favorite places to hike. Anyone can hike this trail,just adjust how far you hike to your level ,because the trail is in good shape.