Purtis Creek State Park

Purtis Creek State Park

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.

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.

Equipment Rentals

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.

Ranger Programs

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.

Area Attractions

Nearby points of interest include Lake Tawakoni State Park, Fairfield Lake State ParkTexas State RailroadTyler 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.


14225 FM 316
Eustace, TX 75124

Latitude: 32.364436

Longitude: -95.992895

(903) 425-2332

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $5 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

Open daily.
Gate is open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Late arrivals, must call the park prior to 5 p.m. on arrival date for instructions.

Busy Season

March through November and every first Monday weekend

Maps & Publications

January average low temperature is 36 degrees. July average high temperature is 96 degrees. Wettest months are April and May. First freeze occurs late November. Last freeze occurs mid-March.

National Weather Service forecast for this area
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