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

great place for a nice day of hiking.

hiking
14 days ago

very easy, just watch out for cyclists. A lot of tree coverage to keep the sun off. the day we went a lot of red belly woodpeckers were busy looking for food

This is a kid friendly trail that my son and I enjoyed the well marked trails with plenty of hard wood trees and bonus wildlife such as; deer, fox, squirrel and raccoons.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 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
4 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
9 months ago

hiking
9 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