Mission Tejas State Park

State: Texas

Address 1: 120 State Park Rd. 44

City: Grapeland

Zip: 75844

Phone: 936-687-2394

Open all Year: Yes

Number of Sites: 22

Full Hook: 10

Camp URL: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/mission_tejas/

Full Hook: Yes

About: Activities include camping; picnicking; hiking; and fishing. A pond located near the picnic area offers an excellent opportunity to explore aquatic life and fish. Hiking and nature trails provide access to the natural beauty of the east Texas Pineywoods. The dogwood are beautiful the last week or so of March, usually around the 25th. Tours: School tours of the two historic structures can be arranged by calling the park headquarters in advance.

Facilities include commemorative representation of Mission San Francisco de los Tejas; the restored Rice Family Log Home; picnic sites; campsites with water; campsites with water and electricity; campsites with water, electricity, and sewer; group picnic areas; a group picnic pavilion; restrooms with and without showers; a group camping area; an amphitheater; a trailer dump station; 3 1/2 miles of hiking trails; a playground; and a nature pond (approximately 1 acre in size). Winter rates are available. Be sure to visit the Texas State Park Store.

Situated near the northern end of the Davy Crockett National Forest, the park offers an atmosphere of rustic beauty and tranquility, among the tall pine trees. You can fish for perch and bream.