Mother Neff State Park
Things to Do
Popular activities include camping, hiking, picnicking, fishing from the riverbank, and wildlife observation. For interested hikers, a tree guide is available at the park headquarters that provides a self-guided tour along the lost trail.
The park offers a variety of educational opportunities; check the calendar for upcoming events or contact the park for special tours.
The park provides a junior ranger program that allows children from ages 4-12 to earn a special badge and certificate.
Get more information on the Civilian Conservation Corps, which helped develop this park and numerous others over 70 years ago, by visiting our CCC page that includes the interactive online exhibits and education resource, “The Look of Nature: Designing Texas State Parks During the Great Depression” and “A New Deal for Texas Parks."
- Mother Neff State Park: History
- Be a Junior Ranger – Mother Neff State Park
- Birds of Mother Neff State Park: A Field Checklist
- Mother Neff State Park: Tree Guide
Nearby attractions include the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Fort Fisher Municipal Park in Waco; American Railroad Museum and Scott and White Hospital in Temple; Lake Belton; and the Grove Country Life Museum. The city of Gatesville is approximately 11 miles from the park. In Gatesville, attractions include the Coryell County Museum and Historical Center, which houses the Mitchell Spur Collection (a collection of over 6,000 spurs), and the Coryell County Courthouse.