Daingerfield State Park

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Daingerfield State Park

  • Daingerfield SP Fishing Pier
    Try your luck fishing our 80-acre lake. No fishing license required!
  • Daingerfield SP Canoes
    Rent one of our boats or bring your own and paddle our small, peaceful lake.
  • Family Hiking at Daingerfield SP
    Introduce your kids to nature on a camping trip under tall trees.
  • Fall Woods at Daingerfield SP
    From spring blooms to fall colors, the forest puts on a beautiful show year 'round.
  • Relaxing by the Lake at Daingerfield SP
    Spend an hour (or longer) relaxing by Little Pine Lake.

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.

Check the Events page for more information.


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.

Learn more on our Trails Information page.


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

The park has a fishing pier and boat ramp. 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.

Read about staying safe in the water before your visit.

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.


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.

Get involved

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

Support state parks by donating to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation.

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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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.

455 Park Road 17
Daingerfield, TX 75638

Latitude: 33.013000

Longitude: -94.690587

(903) 645-2921

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

Open daily.

6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.



We often reach capacity and highly recommend reservations for both camping and day use. To guarantee entry, reserve passes online or by calling the customer service center before you visit.


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

402 feet