Commission Meeting Agenda Item No. 7
Presenter: Trey Vick

Acquisition of Land – Houston County
Approximately 12 Acres at Mission Tejas State Park
November 2, 2023

I.      Executive Summary: Acquiring properties adjacent to current state parks from willing sellers remains a priority for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), with a goal to expand public lands for recreational opportunities for the citizens of Texas and visitors from across the world. TPWD staff has identified an approximately 12-acre tract located adjacent to Mission Tejas State Park available for acquisition from a willing seller.

II.     Discussion: Mission Tejas State Park consists of approximately 660 acres northeast of Crockett in Houston County. The park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and was managed by the Texas Forest Service until 1957, when it was transferred to TPWD. Today the park offers camping, geocaching, nature viewing, and hiking for the public.

TPWD staff has an interest in the acquisition of the approximately 12-acre tract to expand Mission Tejas State Park, increase public access, and allow future expansion of the park’s recreational opportunities.

III.   Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:

“The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission authorizes the Executive Director to take all necessary steps to acquire approximately 12 acres of land in Houston County for addition to Mission Tejas State Park.”

Attachments – 3

  1. Exhibit A – Location Map
  2. Exhibit B – Vicinity Map
  3. Exhibit C – Site Map of Proposed Acquisition

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Exhibit A

Location Map for Mission Tejas State Park (SP)
Houston County

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Exhibit B

Vicinity Map for Mission Tejas SP
20 Miles Northeast of Crockett

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Exhibit C

Site Map of Proposed Acquisition
Subject Tract Outlined in Yellow
Mission Tejas SP Outlined in Red