Cleburne State Park

Cleburne, Texas

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The 528-acre park, located in the White Rock Hills, contains a 116-acre lake of clear, clean water, flowing from 3 natural springs beneath the lake. It is a quiet park, good for early morning walks. Named for Confederate general Pat Cleburne, the park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930s. Key birds: Wild Turkey, Greater Roadrunner, and Rufous-crowned Sparrow are present year-round. Wood Duck, Common Poorwill, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, and Indigo and Painted Buntings occur in summer. Osprey, Mountain Bluebird, and Fox and Harris’s Sparrows can usually be found in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information.

Cleburne State Park Professional Review and Guide

"The 528-acre park, located in the White Rock Hills, contains a 116-acre lake of clear, clean water, flowing from 3 natural springs beneath the lake. It is a quiet park, good for early morning walks. Named for Confederate general Pat Cleburne, the park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930s.

Key birds: Wild Turkey, Greater Roadrunner, and Rufous-crowned Sparrow are present year-round. Wood Duck, Common Poorwill, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, and Indigo and Painted Buntings occur in summer. Osprey, Mountain Bluebird, and Fox and Harris’s Sparrows can usually be found in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information."

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Cleburne
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best April and May for spring migrants and nesting activities
Local Contacts: Cleburne State Park
Local Maps: Texas Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme
Driving Directions: Directions to Cleburne State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

1/3/2001
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Nothing spectacular but the park has approximately 8 miles of trails that can make for a nice morning or afternoon hike and is only about an hour from Ft. Worth. The park map does not show most of the trails which have been constructed by a local bicycle club or fishermen trying to get down to the lake. Just start hiking at any of the pull outs along the park road or near the campgrounds and and you'll have several forks in the trail that aren't mapped. Remember, the park is small and you can't really get lost, maybe a little disoriented at times. The topography is rolling with a thick cover of cedar and oak. The trails are usually rocky. In a rainy period a couple of small streams give you a place to soak your feet. Usually there will be few if any other hikers met but an occasional mountain biker is common.



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May 2018