Martin Creek Lake State Park

The Argentine Ant, an invasive species, has been identified in some campsites at this park. . . .

Martin Creek Lake State Park

Things to Do

Activities include excellent, year-round fishing; camping; wildlife observation and photography; picnicking; boating (canoe rentals are available); water skiing; lake swimming (unsupervised); backpacking; hiking; and interpretive programs. The park has cabins and screened shelters available for overnight use, and a 75-person capacity Group Picnic Pavilion.

During the winter months, many fishing tournaments are held at the park and during these tournaments the area near the boat ramp may be crowded; please check our current listing of fishing tournaments for dates.     

Ranger Programs

The park offers a variety of educational opportunities, including interpretive programs on Saturday (when staffing allows). Check the calendar for upcoming events or contact the park for special tours.

Area Attractions

Nearby attractions include Caddo Lake State ParkStarr Family Home State Historic SiteTexas State Railroad and the historic cities of Marshall, Longview, Kilgore and Henderson.


9515 County Road 2181D
Tatum, TX 75691-3425

Latitude: 32.277951

Longitude: -94.573318

(903) 836-4336

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $3 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

The park is open daily.
Gate is open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Busy Season

Spring and summer

Maps & Publications

January average low is 35 degrees. July average high is 94 degrees. Average rainfall is 46.5 inches.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

385 feet

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