Village Creek State Park (Texas)

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Village Creek State Park
Map showing the location of Village Creek State Park
Map showing the location of Village Creek State Park
Location Hardin County, Texas
Nearest city Lumberton
Coordinates 30°15′19″N 94°09′42″W / 30.25528°N 94.16167°W / 30.25528; -94.16167Coordinates: 30°15′19″N 94°09′42″W / 30.25528°N 94.16167°W / 30.25528; -94.16167
Area 1,090 acres (441 ha)
Established 1994 (1994)
Governing body Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/ State Parks and Historic Sites

Village Creek State Park is a state park located in the Piney Woods of eastern Texas in the Hardin County city of Lumberton. The heavily forested 1,090 acres (441 ha) park opened in 1994. It is named for Village Creek, a clean sand bottomed free flowing tributary to the Neches River.

The forested area features cypress swamps including Bald cypress, Water Tupelo, River Birch, Riverflat Hawthorn and Yaupon Holly trees. Wildlife includes snapping turtle, White-tailed deer, Diamondback Water Snake and Virginia Opossum. Fishing includes channel catfish, bass, crappie, and bluegill.

Overnight Features[edit]

  • 25 Water-electric campsites
  • 16 Walk-in tent campsites
  • Restroom with showers
  • RV dump station
  • An eight person cabin
  • Group primitive camping area

Day Use Features[edit]

  • Picnic area
  • Group picnic pavilion
  • Children's playground
  • Canoe launch with access to 40 miles (64 km) of flat water canoe float stream.
  • Hiking trails totaling 10 miles. Bicycles are allowed on most trails.
  • An unsupervised swimming beach, (at the end of a 1.0 mile (1.6 km) hike.)

References[edit]

Pamphlets and maps issued by Texas Parks and Wildlife.

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