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Cleburne State Park, Cleburne

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#81 of 198 in Nature in Texas
Cleburne State Park is a 528acre Texas state park in Johnson County, Texas operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The park includes the 116acre, spring-fed Cedar Lake that was created by construction of an earthen dam by the Civilian Conservation Corps.The park is reached via US 67 to Park Road 21.HistoryCleburne State Park is named for the nearby town of Cleburne, Texas. It was opened in 1939 after purchase from the city. Earlier Comanche Indians hunted in the area and had a trail passing through.Flora and faunaThe park is heavily wooded with cedar, oak, elm, mesquite, redbud, cottonwood, sycamore, ash and sumac trees. The ground is rocky. Animal life includes white-tailed deer, turkey, duck, armadillo, squirrel, skunk, bobcat, swamp rabbit, cottontail rabbit, raccoon, opossum, coyote, beaver, and many species of birds. Species of fish in Cedar Lake include crappie, bass, catfish, bluegill, and red ear sunfish.
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  • The park is beautiful and the staff friendly and helpful. Unfortunately the nightly noise from the lime plant right behind the park made for miserable nights. Back up alarms constantly going off and t...  more »
  • Awesome place! Great for camping, hiking, fishing, picnics too! Close enough to town to get everything you need bc there is no longer a camp store!  more »
  • CSP is one of the better SP in the DFW area; it’s not really all that busy of a park, nicely manicured park, just a few miles from Cleburne, Texas. Not very far from Dinosaur Valley State Park and Fos...  more »
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  • I like that there is WiFi, even if it is slow and somewhat finicky. I don't like that there is absolutely no cell service. The lodge and bathrooms are heated/air conditioned, which is very nice. Nice scenery with the hills and lake. Despite the ground being rocky, it was not all that uncomfortable for sleeping. The trails had names on the map, but there were no signs with the trail name. The trails are a little tricky to navigate with there being various spurs/forks. People were respectful of the quiet hours.
  • Nice park, always well maintained and clean. Deceptively large once you get off Park Road 21 and star hiking the trails. It has a small lake/large with a nice common area that includes a huge outdoor fireplace. Park staff is always pleasant. Quite a few camping sites from primitive to full blown camper trailer sites. There is even a large site with 2 large "cabins" for big groups to camp. Definitely worth checking out :-D
  • Great facilities. Great scenery. Came for a group camping trip with kids. Bathrooms were clean & kept warm. Playground was fun, well designed & somewhat kept up. Little worn in places & no net for the volleyball court. As with most Texas State Parks the ground at the campsite was a bit rocky but worked out well. With good resources for power/water/trash located nearby. Interactions with staff were friendly. Only issue was early closure of the front office.
  • I love it. Hate the people that go there. Typical cleburne folk. With their tribal tattoos and lifted 25 year old trucks. 0% cell phone coverage.
  • Very nice park! We'll come here again! There's a lot to do and the RV camping sites are great! They are supposed to have Wi-Fi but it doesn't work at all and you are cut off from everyone unless you drive outside of the park.
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