Daingerfield State Park

Daingerfield, Texas

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The 551-acre state park, with the 88-acre Lake Daingerfield, was established in the early 1930s as a Civilian Conservation Corps project. The park landscape is noted for its blooming dogwoods in spring and its quiet, serene beauty. A 2.5-mile hiking trail circles the lake. Key birds: Wood Duck, Wild Turkey, Red-headed and Pileated Woodpeckers, White-breasted and Brown-headed Nuthatches, Pine Warbler, and Bachman’s Sparrow are present year-round. Anhinga; Chuck-will’s-widow; Scissor-tailed Flycatcher; Wood Thrush; Yellowthroated, Prothonotary, Kentucky, and Hooded Warblers; Louisiana Waterthrush; Indigo and Painted Buntings; and Dickcissel occur in summer. American White Pelican; Osprey; Bald Eagle; LeConte’s, Fox, and Harris’s Sparrows; Rusty Blackbird; and Purple and House Finches 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.

Daingerfield State Park Professional Review and Guide

"The 551-acre state park, with the 88-acre Lake Daingerfield, was established in the early 1930s as a Civilian Conservation Corps project. The park landscape is noted for its blooming dogwoods in spring and its quiet, serene beauty. A 2.5-mile hiking trail circles the lake.

Key birds: Wood Duck, Wild Turkey, Red-headed and Pileated Woodpeckers, White-breasted and Brown-headed Nuthatches, Pine Warbler, and Bachman’s Sparrow are present year-round. Anhinga; Chuck-will’s-widow; Scissor-tailed Flycatcher; Wood Thrush; Yellowthroated, Prothonotary, Kentucky, and Hooded Warblers; Louisiana Waterthrush; Indigo and Painted Buntings; and Dickcissel occur in summer. American White Pelican; Osprey; Bald Eagle; LeConte’s, Fox, and Harris’s Sparrows; Rusty Blackbird; and Purple and House Finches 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: Daingerfield
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best April and May for spring migrants and nesting activities
Local Contacts: Daingerfield State Park
Local Maps: Texas Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme
Driving Directions: Directions to Daingerfield State Park

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