Village Creek State Park (Texas)
|Village Creek State Park|
|Location||Hardin County, Texas|
|Area||1,090 acres (441 ha)|
|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.
- 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
- 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.)
Pamphlets and maps issued by Texas Parks and Wildlife.
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