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Fairfield Lake State Park, Fairfield

#141 of 219 in Nature in Texas
State Park · Nature / Park
Fairfield Lake State Park is a state park located in Freestone County, Texas, northeast of Fairfield, Texas on the shores of Fairfield Lake. The park is 1460acres.
The park was acquired in 1954 by a Department of Army lease, which extended it until 2004. The park was opened to the public in 1958.
In the early 1830s, the area was important to Anglo settlers, particularly as a route to Texas and the American southwest. It was also an area of cattle trails.
The park offers nature programs throughout the year. The park has facilities for picnicking, nature study, hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing, wildlife observation, ATV use, and camping. Facilities at the park are picnic sites, playground areas, campsites, screened shelters, recreation hall, a campground pavilion, boat dock, an amphitheater, a lighted fishing pier, an ATV/mini bike area of 10acre, and 4.5mi of hike and bike trails.
Also located within the park is the Eisenhower Yacht Club, a privately operated full-service marina.
Several varieties of wildflowers grow in the park. A wide variety of trees grow in the park including oak, ash, elm, cedar, dogwood, cottonwood, soapberry, locust, redbud, persimmon, and bois d'arc. Mammals at the park include armadillo, bat, beaver, coyote, deer, fox, mink, nutria, opossum, rabbit, raccoon, skunk, and squirrel. Wintering bald eagles, pelicans, loons, and other waterfowl may be observed in the area. Lake fishing offers a variety of bass, sunfish, and catfish.
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  • Pre thanksgivings trip to this park located between Dallas and Houston about 2-3 hours drive. The park staff were very courteous. There is a lot of hikes and bike trails varying degree. Kids were...  more »
  • Many of the sites have views of the lake. But the lake is not accessible from the sites due to very tall weeds unless one hacks oneself a kayak path. Which some have done. There are no sites with...  more »
  • I have to say the fishing disappointed me. Only 3 small spots to bank fish. When it's crowded it makes it hard to fish if everyone is in 3 area's. Didn't catch a thing. It would be nice to have more bank fishing spots. It was my first time there and I'm not sure if I'll ever be back. I just went to fish! I can't speak on anything else.
  • Had a really good time here at the Fairfield Lake State Park. Kid friendly they got to swim, Fish, trailing. We were here for two days and one night. We got to camp out which it was my nephew's first time doing that. They had a lot of fun. It was quiet at night and it was really hot inside the tent so I recommend you bring a fan if you decide to come check it out. There's lots of different things for the kids to do. They even have different playgrounds for the kids if they don't want to go swimming. One of the things I liked about it was the hiking trail even though we didn't do the whole trail cause the kids got tired. Make sure you take plenty of water to stay hydrated it.

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