Fort Boggy State Park

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Fort Boggy State Park
A map of Texas showing the location of Fort Boggy State Park
A map of Texas showing the location of Fort Boggy State Park
Location Leon County, Texas, USA
Nearest city Leona
Coordinates 31°11′20″N 95°59′00″W / 31.18889°N 95.98333°W / 31.18889; -95.98333Coordinates: 31°11′20″N 95°59′00″W / 31.18889°N 95.98333°W / 31.18889; -95.98333[1]
Area 1,847 acres (747 ha)
Established 1985
Visitors 12648 (in 2007[2])
Governing body Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/fort-boggy

Fort Boggy State Park is a 1,847 acres (747 ha) state park located between Leona and Centerville, Texas. The park was donated to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in 1985 by Eileen Crain Sullivan to be developed as a state park. The park features swimming, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

The park participates in the "Tackle Loaner Program"; individuals can borrow rods, reels and tackle boxes with hooks, sinkers and bobbers. Common types of fish caught include largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, redear sunfish, redbreast sunfish and rainbow trout (seasonal).

The park has woodlands rolling hills, meadows, and wetlands. Large trees species include post oak, hickory, elm, sweetgum and pecan. Smaller trees and shrubs include American beautyberry, dogwood, sassafras, yaupon, hawthorn, greenbriar and Alabama supplejack. Savannah grasslands in the park are made up of little bluestem, Indiangrass, purpletop, switchgrass and the endangered Centerville brazos-mint.

Wildlife present in the park include white-tailed deer, raccoons, squirrels, foxes and beavers. Waterfowl and other varieties of aquatic wildlife reside in the park as the park is subject to flooding during rainy periods.

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  1. ^ "Fort Boggy 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.