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Mission Tejas State Park

Mission Tejas State ParkDescription: Hiking and nature trails provide access to Texas history and the natural beauty of the East Texas Piney Woods at the 660-acre Mission Tejas State Park. The park was built in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps as a commemorative representation of the Mission San Francisco de los Tejas, the first Spanish mission in Texas, established in 1690. Features range from a pond teeming with aquatic life to a restored 1828 log home, one of the oldest structures in the area, which served as a stopover for pioneers and adventurers traveling the Old San Antonio Road.  Of particular note are the dogwoods, which light up the forest when they bloom in late March and early April.

Amenities:  Hiking, fishing, camping, group camping, and rentals of fishing equipment and GPS units.  Junior Ranger Explorer Packs available for check-out.  Ranger-led programs as scheduled or upon request.

Location: 120 State Park Road 44, Grapeland, TX 

Directions/map: The park is located 21 miles northeast of Crockett and 12 miles west of Alto on State Highway 21. The entrance to the park is in Weches, where Park Road 44 intersects State Highway 21.
Site map: Click here.

Admission: $2/day adults; children 12 and under free

Contact: 936-687-2394

Website: Click here.

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