Cleburne State Park

Peaceful Getaway

A spring-fed lake, trails through the forest, quiet camp­sites – what more do you need? Get away from hectic city life at Cleburne State Park, just 30 minutes south­west of Fort Worth on the northern edge of the Hill Country.

Things to Do

The park offers fun for the whole family, for an afternoon or a weekend. On the lake, you can canoe or kayak, fish, swim and boat (no wake). On land, you can explore nearly 13 miles of trails on foot or bike, set up camp, look for geocaches, and nature watch.

Water Sports

The park surrounds the clear blue water of 116-acre Cedar Lake. Enjoy swimming, fishing and no-wake boating.

Try your luck fishing from our ADA-accessible, covered fishing pier. We loan fishing gear for use in the park. You do not need a license to fish here.

The park has a boat ramp and no-wake boating is al­lowed. Personal watercraft (i.e. jet skis) are not al­lowed on the lake.

Read through our water safety tips before you come.

Hiking & Biking

Trails range from easy to strenuous. Choose a leisurely stroll or a high-intensity hike. Follow the Spillway Trail to the hand-carved three-tiered spillway, which resembles a large waterfall after rains.

Mountain bikers: Experience chal­lenging downhills, fast smooth flats, and everything in between. Our tech­nical and wooded trails form a 6-mile loop.

Learn more about our trails on the Interactive Trails Map page, or download the Trails Map (PDF).

Camping

All campsites have water and elec­tricity; some have sewer hookups as well.

If reserve a screened shelter or cabin (bathrooms with showers are nearby).

Group Gatherings

Host your next group gathering here! Rent the Cedar Lodge for the day, or reserve the group camp (with dining hall and barracks) or youth group primitive camping area for overnight stays.

Civilian Conservation Corps

Men of CCC Company 3804 built the dam, park road, water tower, entry portals and outdoor fireplaces. Learn more about their work on The Look of Nature: Cleburne.

Shopping

We sell ice, firewood, charcoal, ice cream and souvenirs at our park store.

Volunteer

We need your help! To volunteer:

Ranger Programs

Check our Events page for upcoming programs, or contact the park for special tours.

Kids: Become a Junior Ranger!

Citizen’s Park Ranger Academy

Experience the adventure of working in a state park in this unique, four-week program held each spring. You’ll learn about wildland firefighting, inter­pre­tive programs, park op­er­ations, law enforcement and more. Visit the academy's web page for information. 

Area Attractions

Cleburne offers museums, res­tau­rants and shopping just a short drive from the park.

Visit Fort Worth for more amenities. You might even see some longhorn cattle in its streets.

See endangered and threatened species at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose.

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5800 Park Road 21
Cleburne, TX 76033

Latitude: 32.252365

Longitude: -97.549617

(817) 645-4215

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

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

Open daily, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Busy Season

Spring and summer

Climate

January average low is 34 degrees. July average high is 97 degrees. Wettest month is May. Driest month is July.

National Weather Service forecast for this area
Elevation

764 feet

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