Fairfield Lake State Park

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Plan Your Visit

Man and dog walking on trail through treesThe park offers fun for the entire family, no matter the length of your stay!

One Hour

  • Relax to the soothing sounds of nature while enjoying a picnic lunch under soaring oak trees in the day-use area by the lake.
  • Strike out on our Scenic Trail (0.5 miles). This trail is perfect for younger hikers, with views of the lake as you stroll under shady post oaks.
  • The Birdwatching Trail is short but sweet (0.7 miles). Take a break on our shaded wildlife observation platform and look for bald eagles, otters and beavers that frequent the area year-round. Download a bird list and bring binoculars for an even better view.
  • Stop by the historic Chancellor Union Cemetery to learn about the area history.
  • Walk with your four-legged friends on any of our trails. Dogs are welcome but must stay on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Please pick up after your pets!
  • Borrow a book from our Little Lake Library at park headquarters or bring your own. Sit and read a while on a bench or blanket.Kingbird perched on twig singing with water in the background
  • Bring your camera and practice your photography skills. You’ll find plenty of plants, birds and other animals to see and photograph.  

Half Day

Along with the one-hour options, you can:

  • Cool off with a swim in our-day use area or rent a kayak to explore the lake.
  • Drop a line from the pier! We loan fishing equipment for use in the park. No fishing license is needed to fish from the bank or pier.
  • Have a cookout! We have lots of grills and picnic tables in the day-use area, next to the swim beach and near the fishing pier.
  • Bring your bike and explore over 10 miles of trails that wind through Post Oak Savanna, Blackland Prairie and Pineywoods habitats. Pack plenty of water.
  • BYOH (Bring your own horse) to explore our Dockery Trail which is over 5 miles one way along the park perimeter. You will need to present an up-to-date Coggins during office hours.
  • Do you like yoga or meditation? Calm your senses and take a break in nature. There are many places in the park where you can pause and relax.