Purtis Creek State Park, Eustace
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Purtis Creek State Park is located in Eustace. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Purtis Creek State Park by using our Eustace trip itinerary maker.
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Pleasant, quiet, relaxed, well maintained park and every camp space is shaded and surrounded with woods giving each space a feeling of privacy. Lake belongs to the park and is managed for bass and cra... read more »
This is a very nice small state park, about an hour outside Dallas. There's a nice beach, a wooded camping area, and functional boat ramp. The lake itself has a lot of standing timber to hold fish. It... read more »
Excellent Lake to Fish. All Largemouth Bass are CATCH and RELEASE. All other fish can be kept. Nice Camping spots, water and electricity, RV spots also, as well as Primitive Camping. Nice restrooms al... read more »
Shaded and wooded campsites gave us a sense of privacy and they are all like this. Super friendly staff. The small flood control lake belongs to the park and is managed for crappie and bass fishing, especially important during drought and flooding conditions. Stayed five weekdays and enjoyed every minute. No downside even in the rain.
Good state park. Clean bathrooms, very hot showers, campsites in excellent condition. Kind of a small lake, but hey Texas isn't exactly known for its lakes. No-wake lake with lots of stumps, so don't expect to go water skiing. However, it was a great lake for canoeing or fishing. Most of the primitive sites are right on the water.
Grass carp turned this fabulous fishery into a mud hole. Very sad. Fished there since 1989 when they charged $5 to launch a boat plus $2 park entrance. I never saw the lake so muddy in all my years. My wife and I stayed there on a weekly basis for many years on our days off. We got a motorhome to pull the bass boat and we had great times and caught many healthy bass and crappie. We especially enjoyed Gary and Sherry, the Park Hosts from Canada who really took care of Purtis Creek during their time there. So disappointed the park employees chose grass carp. I never ever saw a single one of them ever fish the lake. Nobody bothered to ask us what we thought. I was all about the fishing but it was a good place to camp for the convenience. Now all those people who made that choice are no longer there. Thanks...for nothing.
I enjoyed camping here after the rain finally stopped. A beautiful park that I recommend for family camping, kayaking, and fishing, although not much was caught by people I spoke to. Gerald Williams was a particularly friendly staff member.
Nice quit lake, lots of fish jumping, no noisy motor boats. Great for canoeing, fishing, hiking, and swimming.
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