State Parks Near Jasper, Texas

State Parks Near Jasper, Texas
Jasper, Texas, is a small city approximately 110 miles to the northeast of Houston. Texas is home to many state parks where you can camp, hike and explore the natural beauty of the area. Several state parks are located within a short driving distance of Jasper. If you live in Jasper or are just a guest, make a visit to one of the parks for a relaxing day in the outdoors.

Martin Dies, Jr., State Park

Martin Dies, Jr., State Park has 705 acres of water and land for hiking, mountain biking, camping and more. An outdoor educational facility is open on the weekend, offering group tours by reservation. Guided canoe trips down the Angelina or Neches River are offered the third Saturday of the month, except in August. Other activities at the park include fishing, swimming, boating and bird watching. In the park, you can rent flat-bottom boats, canoes, bicycles, volleyballs and horseshoes. Campsites that include water and electricity are available for RV and tent camping.

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
634 Private Road 5025
Jasper, TX 75951
409-384-5231
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Village Creek State Park

Village Creek State Park is home to 1,090 acres of dense woodlands. The free-flowing Village Creek is a popular location for flat-water canoeing. Throughout the year, the park offers many activities for guests, including night hikes, guided nature hikes and educational programs. A swimming area is accessible by a 1-mile hike. Enjoy the natural features of the park, including cycpress swamps, flood plains and dense woods of water tupelo, river birch and yaupon trees. Campsites are available for RVs and tents, with fire rings, BBQ grills, bathrooms and picnic tables accessible.

Village Creek State Park
PO Box 8565
Lumberton TX 77657
409-755-7322
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Lake Livingston State Park

Lake Livingston State Park has 636 acres of land along the 84,800-acre reservoir. The park offers day-use equestrian trails, mountain biking, fishing, camping, boating and a seasonal swimming pool. If you want to ride a horse in the park, you must use the park's horses; you cannot bring your own horse. As you hike the park, keep an eye out for mallard ducks, raccoons, armadillos, swamp rabbits and squirrels. RV and tent camping sites are available, including 56 with full hookups. Camping facilities include restrooms with hot showers, a boat ramp, park store and marina, playground, dump stations and a fish-cleaning shelter.

Lake Livingston State Park
300 Park Road 65
Livingston, TX 77351
936-365-2201
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Article Written By Sarah Schreiber

Sarah Schreiber has been writing since 2004, with professional experience in the nonprofit and educational sectors as well as small business. She now focuses on writing about travel, education and interior decorating and has been published on Trazzler and various other websites. Schreiber received a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications.

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