Martin Dies, Jr. State Park

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Martin Dies, Jr. State Park

  • man canoeing
    Nearly 14 miles of paddling trails cross sloughs, the Neches River, and the lake!
  • People pausing for a selfie on a boardwalk
    Explore hiking trails through the woods and over the water.
  • mushrooms
    As you explore, notice the small things...
  • East Texas forests
    ...and the tall things!
  • family camping by the lake
    Set up camp beside the lake with your family .
  • fog on the river
    The scenery here never disappoints.
  • night sky in Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
    End the day with a view of the night sky.

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 Park Activities page.

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 or cabin.

Get involved

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

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

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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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.


Bring your class out for a field trip!

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

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

Park Hours:
Open daily,
6 a.m. - 10 p.m. 


Headquarters Hours:
Open daily,
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


We often reach capacity; reservations are highly recommended for both camping and day use. To guarantee entrance, reserve passes online or by calling the customer service center before you visit.

Busy Season

September through Thanksgiving
March through Independence Day


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

221 feet