Fairfield Lake State Park

  • Sunset Fishing at Fairfield Lake State Park
    Try your luck fishing Fairfield Lake. No license needed from shore or pier!
  • Fairfield Lake State Park fall foliage photo by Kimberly M. Thomas
    The fall colors will amaze you! Photo by Kimberly M. Thomas
  • Fairfield Lake reflections
    Leave stress behind - hike, picnic or even camp by the lake.
  • Motor boating on Fairfield Lake State Park.
    Enjoy a boat ride or paddle on this 2,400-acre lake.
  • Spectacular Sunset at Fairfield Lake State Park
    Enjoy a dramatic sunset at the end of your fun day at Fairfield Lake.

Natural Crossroads

Whether you explore on the trails, play at the lake, set up camp, or look for wildlife, you will appreciate the peaceful setting and natural beauty here. We’re just a short drive from DFW, Houston and Waco.

Things to Do

While fishing is a big draw, that’s not all you can do. Explore 10 miles of trails on foot, bike or horseback; camp; and nature watch. On water, you can boat or paddle, water ski, jet ski and swim. Rent our accessible group hall for your next meeting or reunion.

Please read through our water safety tips before taking to the water.

Fishing

Reel in a bass, catfish or perch from a boat or the fishing pier. Fishing is best in early spring and into the summer. We have two boat ramps with a fish cleaning station at each ramp.

You don’t need a license to fish from shore or pier in a state park! Ask at headquarters about borrowing fishing gear when you’re here.

Get fishing and lake information for 2,400-acre Fairfield Lake.

Exploring

We have trails for hiking, biking and horseback-riding. Learn more on our Trails Information page.

Bring your own bikes and horses; horses must have proof of current negative Coggins test.

The 5.3-mile Dockery Trail is open to horses; the other trails are hiking only or hiking and biking. Check the trails map or trail signs before setting out.

Paddling

Take to the water to explore or fish. Bring your own boat or rent a kayak here; rentals are first-come, first-served and include paddles and life vests.

Camping

Choose from campsites with water and electricity or sites with water only. Accessible restrooms with showers are near the campsites. Learn more about our accessible facilities.

Get Involved

Ask at headquarters about volunteering with us!

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

Ranger Programs

We offer a variety of programs; check our Events page to see what’s planned. Contact the park for special programs for your group.

Ask at headquarters about renting a Night Sky Backpack or a pair of binoculars for your stay.

Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.

Kids

Become a Junior Ranger!

  • Pick up a free Junior Ranger Activity Journal at headquarters. Complete tasks to earn a badge.
  • Borrow a Junior Ranger Explorer Pack, loaded with tools for exploring the park.

Area Attractions

Nearby points of interest include:

123 State Park Road 64
Fairfield, TX 75840

Latitude: 31.765346

Longitude: -96.073282

(903) 389-4514

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • 13 years & older: $5 Daily
  • 12 years & under: Free
Hours

Open daily,
6 a.m. - 10 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.

Climate

January average low is 35 degrees. July average high is 95 degrees. Wettest months are April and May. First freeze occurs late November. Last freeze occurs early March.

National Weather Service forecast for this area
Elevation

461 feet

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