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Fairfield Lake State Park

Things to Do

Activities include camping, backpacking, hiking, horseback riding on approximately 15 miles of day-use equestrian trails (bring your own horse), nature study, bird watching, boating on a 2,400-acre lake, water skiing, jet skiing, fishing, and lake swimming in a large, buoyed sandy area. Take a virtual tour with our interactive trails map.

Bring your own, or rent a kayak or paddleboard; you can reserve your rental up to one week in advance from the PaddleEZ website.

Note: Equestrians are only allowed to use the Big Brown Primitive Camping Trail until they reach the bridge. Riders are not allowed to cross the bridge until it is replaced. We apologize for any inconvenience.

In addition to campsites for tents and RVs, the park also has group sites.


Fairfield Lake is home to several species of fish. You can reel in a bass, catfish or perch from a boat or the fishing pier. Anglers from all over Texas join in tournaments or enjoy the open water in a canoe or kayak.  Fishing is best in early spring and into the summer. Bring your fishing pole and stay awhile!

Ranger Programs

The park offers a variety of educational opportunities. Check the calendar for upcoming events or contact the park for special tours.

Ask about the Junior Ranger Explorer Packs available for free checkout at the park!

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

Area Attractions

Nearby points of interest include Texas State Railroad; Fort Parker State Park; Old Fort Parker (operated by the city of Groesbeck) and Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site; Stewards Mill; B-RI Railroad Museum in Teague; and the cities of Rusk, Palestine and Fairfield (where the Freestone County Museum in the century-old jail is located). While you are in the area, visit the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, a unique TPWD facility showcasing aquatic life and sportfishing in Texas.

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

Open daily,
6 a.m. - 10 p.m. 


To enter, you must reserve passes online, or by calling the customer service center, before you visit.

Check current restrictions at all our parks due to COVID-19.


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

461 feet

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