Cleburne State Park is a 528acre Texas state park in Johnson County, Texas operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The park includes the 116acre, spring-fed Cedar Lake that was created by construction of an earthen dam by the Civilian Conservation Corps.Arrange your visit to Cleburne State Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cleburne using our Cleburne itinerary planner.
The park is reached via US 67 to Park Road 21.
Cleburne State Park is named for the nearby town of Cleburne, Texas. It was opened in 1939 after purchase from the city. Earlier Comanche Indians hunted in the area and had a trail passing through.
The park is heavily wooded with cedar, oak, elm, mesquite, redbud, cottonwood, sycamore, ash and sumac trees. The ground is rocky. Animal life includes white-tailed deer, turkey, duck, armadillo, squirrel, skunk, bobcat, swamp rabbit, cottontail rabbit, raccoon, opossum, coyote, beaver, and many species of birds. Species of fish in Cedar Lake include crappie, bass, catfish, bluegill, and red ear sunfish.
Cleburne State Park reviews
We visited Cleburne SP at the urging of our children as a way to get together during the coronavirus scare, while doing our bit for social distancing. It is what I think of as a “suburban” state... more »
A very fun place. Has a nice area for families to go swimming. Lots of hiking trails very beautiful scenery. Has very nice bike trails and walking trails. Was our first time going and we will be... more »
This is an awesome little State Park that is well worth the visit, tons of campsites, plenty of hiking trails, and the staff is awesome. If you are in the area, this is a great place to stop for the day or overnight and camp. Would love to come back and spend the night and explore more of the park for sure.
Love most Texas state parks, and Cleburne State Park is no exception. It may be one of the smaller parks, but if you like hiking, mountain biking, swimming, camping, kayaking and/or fishing, this is a great park! It's only a half hour south of Fort Worth (down the tollway) and 10 minutes outside of Cleburne, so you are close enough for supplies or whatever you need for your trip to the park. Definitely one of my top parks.
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