Eisenhower State Park

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Eisenhower State Park

  • Silhouette of Boy Fishing at Eisenhower
    We make fishing easy. Just borrow some of our gear and give it a try!
  • Tent Camping at Eisenhower
    Set up camp under the tall trees of Northeast Texas.
  • Swimming at Eisenhower
    Swimmers can splash in the lake at the sandy swimming cove.
  • Lake Texoma at Eisenhower State Park
    Fish, swim or boat Lake Texoma.
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Rocky Shores

Adventure awaits on the shores of Lake Texoma! Explore trails along high bluffs, splash at our sandy swimming cove, or fish for striped bass, crappie and catfish. Connect to nature just an hour north of Dallas.

Things to Do

Walk or bike more than four miles of trails. Find places to swim, boulder, geocache or picnic along the shore­line. Play horseshoes or enjoy a push on the swings. Look for native Texas wildflowers and for fossils left from an ancient ocean. (Remember: Take only photographs and leave only footprints.)


Fish from one of our two fishing piers or from the shoreline. Fish into the night at the lighted fishing pier. We also have a fish cleaning station and a boat ramp with a courtesy dock.

OHV trail

Ride your ATV or dirt bike along our OHV trail and through beautiful back­country woodland (OHV permit required).


Stay overnight at one of our camp­sites. Choose from basic tent sites up to pull-through sites for large RVs. Give our screened shelters or “Ike’s Cabin” a try.

Group sites

Reserve the picnic pavilion or rec­rea­tion hall for reunions, birthdays, holidays and other large get-to­gethers.


Shop at our park store for unique souvenirs or swing by the Eisenhower Yacht Club marina for snacks, drinks, ice, bait and more.

The Eisenhower Yacht Club is a privately-owned marina in the park. The marina provides a variety of services and rents kayaks, canoes and boat slips. Call (903) 463-3999 or email for in­for­ma­tion and boat rentals.

Get involved

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

Ranger Programs

Join us for ranger-led activities like stargazing, fishing and Dutch oven cooking. Check the Events page for upcoming programs.

Call the park to request nature pro­grams and reserve the amphi­theater or group campfire ring for your group.

Learn about nature at your own pace on the Armadillo Hill Nature Trail.

Connect with us on Facebook or Instagram.


Become a Junior Ranger!

  • Pick up a free Activity Journal and complete tasks to earn your badge.
  • Borrow a Junior Ranger Explorer Pack, loaded with tools for connecting to nature.


We offer TEKS-aligned curriculum for field trips. The park is a Texas Aquatic Science Certified Field Site.

Invite a ranger to your classroom for a nature program.

Area Attractions

The nearest towns, Denison and Sherman, offer dining and shopping.

Learn about the park’s namesake at the Eisenhower Birth­place State Historic Site. Get a taste of local history at the Red River Railroad Museum or Grayson County Frontier Village.

Check out Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, a haven for migrating birds and a great spot for wildlife photography.

50 Park Road 20
Denison, TX 75020-4878

Latitude: 33.810339

Longitude: -96.599971

(903) 465-1956

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

Open daily,
8 a.m. - 5 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.

Busy Season

Spring, summer and fall


January average low is 32 degrees. July average high is 90 degrees. First freeze occurs early November. Last freeze occurs late March. Wettest months are April and May.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

616 to 767 feet