Mission Tejas State Park

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Mission Tejas State Park

  • Conservation Corps representation of Mission Tejas
    The Civilian Conservation Corps built this representation of Mission Tejas.
  • father and son fishing
    Try your luck fishing along San Pedro Creek.
  • Rice family cabin side view
    Rice family cabin.
  • tent camp ground
  • family setting up tent

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


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

Look for 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 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.


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.

Connect with us:

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.


Become a Junior Ranger at Mission Tejas!

Area Attractions

19343 State Highway 21 E.
Grapeland, TX 75844

Latitude: 31.541940

Longitude: -95.233756

(936) 687-2394

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

Open daily.

We often reach capacity, and 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, summer and fall


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

167 to 552 feet