Eisenhower State Park (Texas)
|Eisenhower State Park|
|Location||Grayson County, Texas|
|Nearest city||Denison, Texas|
|Area||423.1 acres (171 ha)|
|Operated by||Texas Parks and Wildlife Department|
The park was acquired in 1954 by a Department of Army lease. The park was opened to the public in 1958. The park is named for the 34th U.S. president, Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was born in Denison.
The park offers nature programs throughout the year. The park has facilities for picnicking, nature study, hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing, wildlife observation, All-terrain vehicle (ATV) use, and camping. Facilities at the park are picnic sites, playground areas, campsites, screened shelters, recreation hall, a campground pavilion, boat dock, an amphitheater, a lighted fishing pier, an ATV/mini bike area of 10 acres (40,000 m2), and 4.5 miles (7.2 km) of hike and bike trails.
Plant and animal life
Several varieties of wildflowers grow in the park. A wide variety of trees grow in the park including oak, ash, elm, cedar, dogwood, cottonwood, soapberry, locust, redbud, persimmon, and bois d'arc. Mammals at the park include armadillo, bat, beaver, coyote, deer, fox, mink, nutria, opossum, rabbit, raccoon, skunk, and squirrel. Wintering bald eagles, pelicans, loons, and other waterfowl may be observed in the area. Lake fishing offers a variety of bass, sunfish, and catfish.
- "Eisenhower State Park History — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
- "Eisenhower State Park — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
- "Eisenhower State Park Nature — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2021-06-08.