Fort Boggy State Park

Fort Boggy State Park

  • Fort Boggy Lakeside View
    Enjoy a picnic by the lake.
  • Fort Boggy Nature Trail
    Explore our nature trail through the woods on foot or by bike.
  • Fort Boggy Lakeside Pavilion
    Relax with friends or family at our open-air, lakeside pavilion.
  • Fort Boggy Fishermen
    Try your luck fishing at our 15-acre lake!

On the Edge of East Texas . . .

 . . . lies a tranquil patchwork of woods, fields and water. Come explore Fort Boggy State Park – its trails, primitive campsites, cabins and 15-acre lake. We’re halfway between Houston and Dallas along I-45.

Things to Do

With over 1,800 acres to wander, you’ll find plenty to do here.

If you plan to be on or in the water, please review our Water Safety Tips.

Hiking and biking

Go hiking or mountain biking on 3.5 miles of trails.

Trek the 1.5-mile Lake Trail or wander the two-mile Nature Trail through the woods. Listen for birds, look for wildflowers, and marvel at the variety of trees.

Water sports

Swim, fish, paddle or boat on 15-acre Sullivan Lake.

Fish from our pier or lake bank. You may catch largemouth bass, channel catfish, sunfish or rainbow trout (in season). Download our Fishing Tip Sheet | PDF to learn more.

You do not need a fishing license to fish in the park.

Bring your own small boat, canoe or kayak or rent a kayak to explore the no-wake lake; we have a boat ramp. Remember to clean, drain and dry your boat.

Kayak rentals, including paddles and lifejackets, are available at a kiosk. Rentals are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Read about water safety before your visit.

Overnight stays

Stay at a cabin in the woods or reserve a primitive hike-in campsite. The park has restrooms and an outdoor shower near the lake. Pets are not allowed in or around the cabins.

Group gatherings

Book our 50-person pavilion. The pavilion sits on a hill overlooking the lake, with easy lake access. Restrooms are nearby.

Get involved!

Ask at headquarters how you can help. Or you can:

Ranger Programs

We offer programs on the nature and history of this area. Check our Events page for the schedule. Contact the park to arrange special programs.

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Area Attractions

Take a ride on the Texas State Railroad or stop by the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site. Nearby cities include Rusk, Palestine and Fairfield, home of the Freestone County Historical Museum.

4994 Highway 75 South
Centerville, TX 75833

Latitude: 31.187372

Longitude: -95.976646

(903) 344-1116

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $3 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

Open daily,
8 a.m. - 8 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 and summer


January average low is 35 degrees. July average high is 96 degrees. Average rainfall is 39 inches.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

496 feet