Abilene State Park

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Abilene State Park
A photo of Lake Abilene in Abilene State Park
Lake Abilene
A map of Texas showing the location of Abilene State Park
A map of Texas showing the location of Abilene State Park
Location Taylor County, Texas, USA
Nearest city Abilene
Coordinates 32°14′7″N 99°52′48″W / 32.23528°N 99.88000°W / 32.23528; -99.88000Coordinates: 32°14′7″N 99°52′48″W / 32.23528°N 99.88000°W / 32.23528; -99.88000[1]
Area 529.4 acres (214.2 ha)
Established 1933
Visitors 53,750 (in 2007[2])
Governing body Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Official website

Abilene State Park is a 529.4-acre (214.2 ha) park near Lake Abilene south of Abilene, Texas. It features camping, trailer facilities, picnicking, shelters, a swimming pool, hiking and fishing. A large grove of oak, elm and pecan trees, now a favorite picnic area, was once a campground for Comanche Indians. The park is located about 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Abilene, on FM 89.

Much of the early development of the park was done by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The stone water tower and the swimming pool complex are the most impressive of the structures built during the period.[3]

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  1. ^ "Abilene State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Texas State Parks: Natural Economic Assets". Window on State Government. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Abilene State Park". Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Retrieved January 6, 2013.