Nature

Sunset over the lakeA wide variety of trees cover white rocky hills in the park. You’ll see juniper (cedar), oak, elm, mesquite, red­bud, cottonwood, sycamore, ash and sumac trees.

In early spring, blue­bonnets carpet the open fields. Many other varieties of wildflowers grow throughout the park.

Wildlife observation and photography

Cottontail rabbit hiding in grassKeep an eye (and ear) out for white-tailed deer, turkeys, ducks, arma­dillos, squirrels, skunks, bobcats, cottontail rabbits, rac­coons, opos­sums, coyotes and many species of birds.

Download Birds of Cleburne State Park: A Field Checklist.

Popular fish include crappie, bass, catfish, bluegill and redear sunfish.