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Martin Dies, Jr. State Park

Deep in the Pineywoods

Two rivers meet here on the eastern edge of Texas, creating wild and diverse habitats. Come explore the lake, sloughs and forest trails of this very special place at the edge of the Big Thicket.

Things to Do

Paddle the waters of the Neches and Angelina rivers or walk or bike one of our trails. You can also swim, go fishing in B.A. Steinhagen Reservoir, geocache – the list goes on. Learn more on our Activities page.

Rent our 100-person Group Hall for your next reunion.

Camping & Shelters

Choose from over 200 campsites (most are water/electric sites). Many sites sit next to the lake or a slough.

If you prefer, spend the night under a roof: Rent a screened shelter, air-conditioned shelter or cabin.

Volunteer

Volunteers help with events, main­te­nance and protecting natural areas of the park. Visit our Volunteer page to learn more.

Ranger Programs

Join us for nature and night hikes; programs on animals, plants and trees of the forest; art activities; paddling tours; star parties; campfire programs; geocaching; and history programs. The Nature Center offers hands-on activities for all ages.

Visit our Events page to see the schedule.

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Kids

Become a Junior Ranger!

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

Teachers

This is a Texas Aquatic Science Certified Field Site.

Download TEKS alignment for the Junior Ranger Activity Journal.

Area Attractions

Woodville (the Dogwood Capital) and Jasper (the Jewel of the Forest) have fuel, grocery stores, restaurants and more.

Did we mention that this is forest country? Take a scenic drive or hike in the nearby Angelina National Forest to the north and the Big Thicket National Preserve to the south.

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe Reservation is 30 miles west of the park on U.S. Highway 190.

Other lakes in the area include the Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend reservoirs.

634 Park Road 48 South
Jasper, TX 75951

Latitude: 30.846627

Longitude: -94.165869

(409) 384-5231

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $4 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free
Hours
Open daily.


Gate is open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.


Office is open daily 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Longer hours on Fridays during the busy seasons)


Busy Season:
September through Thanksgiving
March through Independence Day

Climate

January average low is 38 degrees. July average high is 93 degrees. Wettest month is September. First freeze occurs early November. Last freeze occurs late March.

National Weather Service forecast for this area
Elevation

221 feet

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