Daingerfield State Park, in Morris County southwest of Texarkana, is a 506.913acre recreational area (including 80acre Lake Daingerfield), deeded in 1935 by Georgia Anna 'Chambers' Connor, and opened in 1938.HistoryThe original improvements were made by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). This area was the center of the iron industry in Texas; nearby is Lone Star Steel Company.ActivitiesThe park offers picnicking; camping; boating ; fishing; swimming in an unsupervised swimming area; hiking; and nature study. A seasonal concession rents pedal boats and canoes. Tours may be arranged by special request. Year-round boat rentals are available.Area AttractionsNearby 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.FacilitiesFacilities include restrooms with and without showers; picnic sites including a group picnic area with tables ; campsites with water; campsites with water and electricity; campsites with water, electricity, and sewer; a group lodge ; 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 ; Year-round boat rentals are available ; and a Texas State Park Store is at the park.Find out how to plan Daingerfield trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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Daingerfield State Park Reviews
The day use area was nicely maintained, but that was all. The campgrounds were unsightly. The RVpads were so uneven you could never come close leveling your RV. The pads were small, full of potholes, ... more »
I have been visiting a lot of the Texas State Parks over the past few years, and this is one of my favorites for tent and RV camping. I like it because it sits among the tall pine trees, so there are ... more »
We camped in our 19’ trailer with some friends over a long weekend in early November, and we really enjoyed the park. Site hookups worked fine, decent spacing between sites, and nice tree cover. Nice ... more »
Really great state park. Much different fun others. Pros: very clean, modern restrooms, showers. Lake is very calm and crystal clear water. I read somewhere it is spring fed. Very good for swimming. Very scenic, quite unlike other state parks I've seen. Picnic tables and grills everywhere. Camp sites nestled within tall trees, well shaded. Will definitely come here again. Cons: camp sites a bit closer to each other than i expected. Swimming area does not have a beach, you have to walk down a few steps to may be about 3 ft deep. Little kids need can't touch ground below with their very feet.
Always a lovely experience. I grew up on the west coast hiking a lot, and now living in East Texas can be difficult when I start missing grand vistas and mountain hiking. While the hill at Daingerfield is not a mountain by any stretch of the imagination, it does have an actually challenging trail you can take to the 'summit' (there are much easier paths up too). Once you arrive to the top, it is actually a lovely view of miles of forest surrounding the state park. The water is also pleasantly cool in the summer, as well as clean and not as muddy as other lakes. Crowds are significantly less than a lot of other lakes in the area, perhaps because the park is smaller than its counterparts. The rangers here are wonderful, friendly, and resourceful. When we pulled up to the front office to enter the park, they have us a good biscuit for our puppy! Very nice people here. If you want beautiful, quiet, secluded scenery or hilltop views - go to Daingerfield SP. If you don't mind crowds but prefer larger lake and trails - go to Tyler SP.
Great state park with friendly staff. I camp at least a couple times per year, and this park had some of the nicest, cleanest, bathroom facilities of any state park I've visited. Nice trails, and the lake is beautiful. Also, they have a dance/karaoke on Saturday nights which was lots of fun.
We've camped there for years. Love the place. This Christmas season we visited for the beautiful Christmas lights and took the grand kids to visit Santa. This Santa is GOOD.
Beautiful Park. If you're looking to enjoy the beauty of East Texas Pines, Hardwoods, lakes, and hills, you have them all here. We came just as fall foliage started, in a couple of weeks it will be even better. Came on a Monday, so the place way empty and quiet. Great day-trip from Dallas.
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