Martin Dies, Jr. State Park, Jasper
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Martin Dies, Jr. State Park is located in Jasper. To visit Martin Dies, Jr. State Park and other attractions in Jasper, use our Jasper holiday planner.
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This park was beautiful. We had site #4 on the water. The only drawback was it had a wooden picnic table whereas the others had concrete ones. Lots of love bugs all over you and spiders in the trees, ... read more »
The facility is great but there are so many black love bugs flying around everywhere that we are stuck inside... Swarms of them everywhere! I know this is beyond anyone's control (I think). The staff ... read more »
Lived down the road from the park for 12 years, we finally checked it out, just sorry we hadn't sooner! Swimming, camping, hiking trails, bike trails, canoeing, kayaking, cabins, tents, RVs, this plac... read more »
The paddling trails are outstanding, I paddled them in a sit on top kayak. Connect the Walnut Paddling Trail to the Neches Paddling Trail for a scenic 5 mile round trip. In late July, the Neches trail is loaded up with water lilies in bloom, and I spotted many Great Egrets, Blue Herons, and Red Winged Blackbirds. There is a picturesque stretch of the Walnut Trail that is dominated by bald cypress (and shade!). There are a number of amazing waterfront campsites (water only) in the Hen House Ridge Unit of the park that allow for spectacular sunset viewing, and unbelievable stargazing in the direction over the lake.
This place teams with wildlife. Everywhere I looked I saw some type of animal. From deer, to rabbits and raccoons, to alligators. There are trails for hiking and biking, even paddle trails for kayaks and canoes. Maps are available at the station that show the park and all the trails. You can bring your own kayak or canoe or rent some from the park. All staff were friendly and very helpful with all my questions. If you intend to stay the night, you can sleep in a cabin, shelter, or bring a tent, it's a peaceful atmosphere for overnight camping. The park also offers several activities, including guided tours and a nature center. The swimming area has covered tables and fire grills to host a family day out and also has an outdoor shower that offers you a chance to rinse off after swimming. Note: I witnessed an alligator enter the swimming area as darkness began to fall. I later saw a second alligator in the swimming area and another just outside the barrier. Please make sure you are out of the water before darkness falls.
Beautiful forest! So peaceful, and relaxing. The mosquitoes were fierce on the trails, but it is summer in Texas after some rains.... Lots of beautiful and room spaces for rv hookups, also primitive camping, screened shelters and restrooms/showers. Gorgeous day use area as well as boat ramps and piers.
Great state park located in East Texas between Woodville and Jasper on Highway 190. There are about three big sections with RV spots, small shelters, and a pavillion that can be rented for family functions such as reunions. It has boat launches, fishing, and swimming areas. A great place to get away for the weekend, or week!
Awesome camping, loved our spot. Can't wait to get back there, it's gorgeous.
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