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Save the Day Passes
Many parks fill to capacity on weekends and holidays. Pre-purchase a day pass and guarantee your entry and parking. Day passes are:
  • Valid until 10 p.m., unless the park closes earlier.
  • Available up to 1 month in advance.
  • Not transferrable to another person or park.
  • Also sold at the park, if available.
Learn more about Save the Day Passes.
Driving Directions
From Dallas: Take I 30 East to Mt. Vernon. Exit 146 on Hwy 37 South, & go 8\10 mile. Turn left on Hwy 21 for 10 miles. Park will be on the left side of the road. From Texarkana: Take I 30 West to Mt Pleasant. Take the 3rd exit 160 to Ferguson Rd\Hwy 271 South. Go South to Hwy 127. Turn right on Hwy 127. Continue to Hwy 21. Turn South for about a mile. Park will be on left.
Alerts and Important Information
Prescribed burns are planned during this timeframe (December-April), depending on weather and other factors. Prescribed fire operations and associated smoke may impact your visit. Some camping areas, lodging facilities, trails, and day-use areas may be closed for public safety. Contact the park to learn how this may affect your stay.

If your plans change, please modify or cancel your reservation as soon as possible to allow someone else to enjoy the park.

$5 per day, per person 13 and older.

Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily
Gate Hours (as of 5/24/21): 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily

Late arriving campers and overnight anglers will need to contact the office during office hours to get the gate code.

PARK PHONE NUMBER: 903-572-5531
A listing with reserved and available campsites will be posted at the Headquarters. All customers arriving after hours must register at the Park Headquarters by 9am the next morning.

A listing with reservation assignments will be posted on the sliding window at the Headquarters. The facility will be left open and a key will be inside. All customers arriving after hours must register at the Park Headquarters by 9am the next morning.

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