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06 de noviembre de 2020

Purtis Creek State Park

If you have never been to this park, you should give it a try. It is very nice with wide hiking and biking trails
They have wild hogs here, deer, coyote, bald eagle, fish, (catfish blue and channel, crappie, white sand bass and black bass). They have over two hundred bird species making for a great place for bird watchers. The Lake is 355 acre. Shaded campgrounds 30 amp service if you should need it, both for tent and RV's, 5 camp sites for tents (water only) 13 primitive campsites on Beaver Slide Nature Path hiking trail that you may walk or boat too. Free dump station for RV's if camping in the park. Fishing piers, fish cleaning stations and boat ramp.
Sand volleyball, large picnic areas, open pavilion.
They have, camping for RV nice concrete pad and tent sites, both are very nice sites. Very wooded and clean.

A little info on this park from the sheet they hand out at the gate and information on line.
In 1977, Texas Parks & Wildlife Deptment acquired land from private owners. The U.S. Soil and Conservation Service built a dam as a flood control measure to impound Purtis Creek State Park and runoff waters in the mid 1980's creating a prime fishing lake.
Purtis Creek welcomed the public in 1988 and has a total of 1582.4 acres. It is located in an area where the Wichita and Caddo Indians once roamed.
3 separate trails (in all, 6 miles of hiking trails).
Fishing regulations, as of 9-1-18 Change from catch and release of Large Mouth Bass (with the exception allowing for possession and weighting for Bass 24 inches or greater for possible submission to ShareLunker Program) to a 16 inch maximum length limit and 5 fish daily bag limit.,
They have a small store for trinkets and bagged ice and bait in the (HQ) building
Located 14225 FM 316 N Eustace, Texas 75124 Office # (903)-425-2332 For weather related conditions that include lake levels, trail closures and burn bans.
Park is located about fifteen minutes from First Monday Trade Days in and Splash Kingdom in Canton TX
Office hours are 8:15AM-4:45 PM (later during peek season) Gates open at 6AM close at 10PM.
*If camping check out time in 12noon, check in time 2:PM
*Make reservations on line at, OR For reservations by phone # 512-389-8900

Note; If you like Flea Markets, we have been to Canton Trade days a few times. It is an all day event. . We skip the animal sales in the town and just go right to the other. They have a little bit of new and old, with new flower arrangements, candles, furniture new baby items, food, canned jams and honeys and more. They also have an outdoor garage sale area with new and used and antiques. Something for everyone. Pretty cool place.

Publicado el noviembre 6, 2020 02:47 MAÑANA por walkingstick2 walkingstick2 | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

21 de noviembre de 2020

Meridien State Park

Very nice park. It offers fishing and canoeing, and swimming. It has camping, water, showers, restrooms electric. It has wide hiking shaded trails. Some are hilly and rocky in spots.

This park has many Ash juniper woodlands, which the Endangered Golden-Cheeked Warbler loves.
It is 505-acres with a small lake. It has beautiful lookout spots and a blind for the many other birds that come to this park.
They offer a very nice area called civilian conservation corps stone refectory, for a family cookout or group type setting.
In the Spring it is blooming with bluebonnets. If you have not been, you may want to give it a try.

Google the park and read a bit about it..

During the week, it was empty in November.
It is pretty in the early fall, I can imagine it is just as pretty in the spring and summer. The park has narrow winding roads for driving on but it sure is pretty driving it.

As the Brochure states, World War 1 veterans built this park between July 1933 and October 1934. They built a rock and earthen dam to form the 72 acre Lake Meridien. The CCC also built culverts, bbq pits and a stone bridge that remains in this park. It is very clean and peaceful. It is out in the middle of nowhere. This land has some history. Throughout the park, trail maps give bits of information on the park and its past.

location, 173 Road 7
Meridien, TX 76665

Phone 254 435 2536

Publicado el noviembre 21, 2020 01:45 MAÑANA por walkingstick2 walkingstick2 | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario