Daingerfield State Park

Coordinates: 33°00′31″N 94°41′56″W / 33.00861°N 94.69889°W / 33.00861; -94.69889
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Daingerfield State Park
Lake Daingerfield
Map showing the location of Daingerfield State Park
Map showing the location of Daingerfield State Park
Map showing the location of Daingerfield State Park
Map showing the location of Daingerfield State Park
LocationMorris County, Texas
Nearest cityDaingerfield
Coordinates33°00′31″N 94°41′56″W / 33.00861°N 94.69889°W / 33.00861; -94.69889
Area507 acres (205 ha)
Visitors87,229 (in 2022)[1]
Governing bodyTexas Parks and Wildlife Department

Daingerfield State Park is a 506.913-acre (2.05140 km2) state park in Morris County, Texas, southwest of Texarkana, including 80-acre (320,000 m2) Lake Daingerfield. The park opened in 1938 and is managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.


Private landowners deeded the property to the State of Texas in 1935 and planning for the park began. Company 2891 of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began work on the park in 1935 and built the dam and the lake. Company 1801 replaced Company 2891 in 1938 and completed the park, which opened the same year. The CCC also replanted the forest which was decimated by the early timber industry in the state.[2]

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department closed the park for a year in 2011 for a major remodel. Improvements included three new campground restrooms and an upgrade to full hookup campsites for the Big Pine, Dogwood and Mountain View camping areas.[2]



Daingerfield State Park is home to a variety of animals. Fish in the lake include largemouth bass, crappie, perch, channel and blue catfish, and chain pickerel. Mammals such as armadillos, white-tailed deer, beaver or rabbits can also be found in the park. Birds include pileated woodpeckers, yellow-bellied sapsuckers barn swallows, purple martin, Canada geese and painted buntings. There are also many different reptile species such as the red-eared slider.[3]


Daingerfield State Park is located in the piney Woods of East Texas with loblolly and shortleaf pine being the dominant species. Purple wisteria, honeysuckle, white dogwoods and redbuds are also in the park.


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.[4]

Area attractions[edit]

Nearby attractions are Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, Atlanta State Park, Caddo Lake State Park, Starr Family Home State Historic Site and the Morris County Museum. Area events include Wildflower Trails on the 3rd weekend in April, 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; 2+12 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.


  1. ^ Christopher Adams. "What is the most visited state park in Texas? Here's the top 10 countdown". KXAN.com. Retrieved November 21, 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Daingerfield State Park History". Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Retrieved July 2, 2022.
  3. ^ "Daingerfield State Park: Nature". Texas Parks & Wildlife. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Retrieved April 17, 2023.
  4. ^ "Daingerfield State Park". Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Retrieved July 2, 2022.

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