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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
The park is located some 50 miles east of Dallas and 25 miles south of Greenville. From Interstate 20, take State HWY 47 north though Wills Point to FM 2475 and continue for about 4 miles to park headquarters.
Alerts and Important Information
Prescribed burns are planned during this timeframe (January-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.

The Argentine Ant, an invasive species, has been identified in some campsites in Lake Tawakoni State Park. The ants do not sting. Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept is working with experts to reduce the number of ants without harming the park's natural resources. Before leaving, thoroughly inspect your vehicle, RV, camping gear, and other equipment; If you see the ants, please notify park staff immediately and they can offer guidance for treating. For further information about the Argentine Ant, go to: http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/park-information/invasive-ants. For park-specific questions, please contact the park headquarters.

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 Lobby is open from 8:15am to 4:30pm. Drive-thru Window is open from 8:15am to 4:45pm.
Gate is open from 6am-10pm. If you will be a late arrival, you must call the park prior to 5pm on arrival date for late arrival instructions.

The park sometimes reaches its parking capacity during larger scheduled events, which may limit access. Please check the Calendar of events for possible restrictions and call the park for more information.

The park allows Extended Stays on Campsite Full Hook Up sites during their non-peak season. Reservations must be made in advance & paid in full. No refunds for early departure.

PARK PHONE NUMBER: 903-560-7123
If arriving after hours, customers without a reservation should follow the instructions on a self-pay envelope and go to campsites 1,2,3 or 4. All customers arriving after hours must register at the Park Headquarters by 9am the next morning.

Lake Tawakoni State Park camping trips are easy to plan with ReserveAmerica. Lake Tawakoni State Park campground reservations can be made online. Click one of the links below to see available campsites at Lake Tawakoni State Park or day pass availability.

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