Daingerfield State Park

Cathedral of Trees

Tall trees reach for the sky in the north­east corner of Texas. Explore life in the forest at Daingerfield State Park as you wander the trails, paddle Little Pine Lake, or relax at your campsite.

Things to Do

On land, you can hike, go birding or geocaching, study nature, have a picnic or set up camp. In the 80-acre lake, you can swim, boat or paddle, and fish. Rent one of our historic cabins, or reserve our group hall or pavilion for your next group gathering.

Dance Saturday night away (March through November) to jukebox tunes at our pavilion. Some weekends fea­ture karaoke or live music! Check the Events page for more information.

Hiking

Explore the East Texas Pineywoods, wandering through our cathedral of trees – pines, oaks, dogwoods and more. Enjoy the Rustling Leaves Trail, a 2.4-mile easy hike around the lake. Work a little harder on the 1.2-mile Mountain View Trail, which takes you to the highest point in the park.

Take a virtual tour with our Interactive Trails Map or download a trails map (PDF).

Fishing

Fish for crappie, bass, catfish, perch or chain pickerel.

The park has a fishing pier and boat ramp. Borrow fishing equipment to use in the park at the Boathouse. Bring your own bait or purchase worms at our park store.

You do not need a license to fish from shore or boat in the park.

Boating & Paddling

Rent a boat or bring your own. We allow motors, but the lake has a 5-m.p.h. speed limit.

We rent paddle boats, paddle boards, canoes, kayaks (single and tandem) and flat-bottom boats. Life jackets and paddles are included. Rentals are available year-round at the park store, or Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day at the Boathouse.

Staying overnight

Choose from two types of campsites: water-only tent sites or full hookup sites (back-in or pull-through).

If you are not into roughing it, reserve a historic cabin. Two cabins are four-person, one is six-person, and the Bass Lodge sleeps up to 15 people. All cabins have bathrooms and kitchens.

Shopping

Stop by the park store for boat rentals; nature-oriented gifts, toys and books; souvenirs; snacks; and fishing and camping supplies. Call the store for more information at (903) 645-2921.

Volunteering

Help make the park even better! Visit our Volunteer page or join the Little Pine Friends of Daingerfield State Park.

Ranger Programs

We offer hikes, underwater discovery, nature programs, kayaking lessons and more. We also hold annual events throughout the year. Check our Events page to see what’s planned. Con­tact the park for special tours.

Learn more about the park on our Nature and History pages or down­load the Interpretive Guide to Daingerfield State Park (PDF).

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Kids

Become a Junior Ranger!

Civilian Conservation Corps

Two companies of CCC men built this park – from the dam for the lake to Bass Lodge, group hall and pavilion. Learn more about their work at The Look of Nature: Daingerfield.

Area Attractions

The park is on the outskirts of Dain­ger­field, which has shopping and restaurants.

The pre-Civil War town of Jefferson is 30 miles southeast of the park.

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Take a First Day Hike here!


455 Park Road 17
Daingerfield, TX 75638

Latitude: 33.013000

Longitude: -94.690587

(903) 645-2921

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $4 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under : Free
Hours

Open daily.

Busy Season

Mid-March through Thanksgiving

Climate

January average low is 42 degrees. July average high is 94 degrees. First freeze occurs mid-November. Last freeze occurs early April.

National Weather Service forecast for this area
Elevation

402 feet

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