Daingerfield State Park
|Daingerfield State Park|
|Location||Morris County, Texas|
|Area||507 acres (205 ha)|
|Governing body||Texas Parks and Wildlife Department|
Daingerfield State Park, in Morris County southwest of Texarkana, is a 506.913-acre (2.05140 km2) recreational area (including 80-acre (320,000 m2) Lake Daingerfield), deeded in 1935 by Georgia Anna 'Chambers' Connor, and opened in 1938.
The park offers picnicking; camping; boating (5 MPH speed limit); fishing; swimming in an unsupervised swimming area; hiking; and nature study. A seasonal concession (March - October) rents pedal boats and canoes. Tours may be arranged by special request. Year-round boat rentals are available.
Nearby attractions include Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, Atlanta State Park, and Caddo Lake State Park; Starr Family Home State Historic Site; Morris County Museum; Wildflower Trails 3rd weekend in April; and Jefferson Historical Pilgrimage and Mardi Gras Jefferson in February; and the Daingerfield Fall Fest in Daingerfield on the 2nd weekend in October.
Facilities include restrooms with and without showers; picnic sites including a group picnic area with tables (not covered); campsites with water; campsites with water and electricity; campsites with water, electricity, and sewer; a group lodge (Bass Lodge - capacity 20 persons: five bedrooms and two baths)(weekend reservation for Friday or Saturday requires reserving both nights); an overflow camping area; an amphitheater on the lake side; a launching ramp; a boat dock; a fishing pier; and a fish-cleaning facility; 2½ miles of hiking trails; a playground with slides and swings; cabins with heating and air-conditioning, and kitchen facilities (linens and towels are furnished; but utensils, dishes, and silverware are not); Year-round boat rentals are available (also sell drinks, snacks, fishing supplies, and bait); and a Texas State Park Store is at the park.
- Daingerfield State Park information from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
- Film segment of Daingerfield State Park from Adventure at Our Door (c. 1959) on the Texas Archive of the Moving Image