Things to Do
Activities include camping , picnicking, fishing, boating, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, geocaching and biking .
In addition to campsites , the park also has a Group Pavilion .
Fishing Regulations for Purtis Creek State Park Lake
Fishing Tip Sheet
Swimming Safety Tips
Water Safety Lake Procedures
Due to the small size of the lake, there is a no wake/speed restriction, and only 50 motorized boats are allowed on the lake at a time. Once the 50-boat limit has been reached on the lake, waiting boats may enter as other boats leave. Customers who are not camping may stay overnight on the lake, for fishing, by paying a $2 per person activity use fee, which expires at 7 a.m.
The Texas State Park Store offers a variety of supplies, outdoor equipment, bait, field guides, gifts, ice, and food items. The store also rents the following equipment for use at the park: ?canoes, one- and two-person kayaks and paddle boats.
This park participates in the Angler Education " Tackle Loaner Program "; individuals can borrow rods, reels and tackle boxes with hooks, sinkers and bobbers.
The park offers a variety of educational opportunities, including guided hikes, nature tracking and stargazing. Special programs are given for groups upon request.
Check the calendar for upcoming events and programs.
Purtis Creek Prairie Life Nature Trail Area Attractions
Nearby points of interest include Lake Tawakoni State Park , Fairfield Lake State Park ; Texas State Railroad ; Tyler State Park ; First Monday Trade Days in Canton;?Cedar Creek Reservoir; and the Dallas/Fort Worth areas. While you are in the area, visit the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, a unique TPWD facility showcasing aquatic life and sportfishing in Texas.
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