Mission Tejas State Park

  • The Civilian Conservation Corps built this representation of Mission Tejas.
  • Try your luck fishing along San Pedro Creek.
  • Rice family cabin.
  • A 360-degree view of the exterior of the mission building.
  • A 360-degree view of the interior of the mission building.
  • A 360-degree view from the front of the Rice family cabin.
  • A 360-degree view from the porch of the Rice family cabin.

Travel Through Time

Enjoy the peace of the Pineywoods and glimpses of the past at Mission Tejas State Park. Midway between Dallas and Houston, the park is at the north end of the Davy Crockett National Forest.

Things to Do

Whether you want to rest or play, you’ll be glad you came!

Reserve a group site for your next gathering

Hike

Explore 8.5 miles of trails through the tall pines and past historic places. Take the moderate Nabedache Loop past remnants of the El Camino Real, built by the Spaniards beginning in the 1690s.

Around the last week of March, you’ll see dogwood trees in bloom. Fall colors decorate the woods later in the year.

Pineywoods history

This park is a testament to the struggles and triumphs of humans in East Texas. You’ll see remnants of Spanish efforts to settle and claim this area, a log home built by pioneers in the early 1800s, and the enduring work of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Fish

Fish in our small pond near the picnic area or along San Pedro Creek, just a short hike from the mission. Bring your own gear or borrow some of ours. You do not need a license to fish here.

Camp

Set up camp under towering trees. Choose from 15 sites with electricity and water and two sites with water only. Restrooms with showers are nearby.

Get involved!

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

Ranger Programs

We lead programs on most Saturdays. Check our Events page for the schedule.

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Guided Tours

We offer a variety of programs and activities for school, scout and other groups. We also offer tours of the historic buildings and El Camino Real. You must book programs and tours before your visit.

Contact the park to learn more.

Kids

Become a Junior Ranger at Mission Tejas!

Area Attractions

First Day Hike at this park on January 1, 2017.

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19343 State Highway 21 E.
Grapeland, TX 75844

Latitude: 31.542272

Longitude: -95.232191

(936) 687-2394

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $3 Daily
  • Mission San Francisco de los Tejas : Contact the Park
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free
Hours

Open daily.
There is no gate.

Office hours

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily

Busy Season

Spring, summer and fall

Climate

January average low is 35 degrees. July average high is 95 degrees. Average rainfall is 42.2 inches.

National Weather Service forecast for this area
Elevation

167 to 552 feet

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