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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 Houston: Take I 45 North to Huntsville. Take Hwy 19 North to Crockett. Take Hwy 21 East for 21 miles to the park. Or Hwy 59 to Lufkin,then 69 North to Alto,then Hwy 21 West for 12 miles to park.

From Dallas: Take I 45 South to Centerville. Take Hwy 7 East to Crockett take Hwy 21 East for 21 miles to the park. OR take Hwy 175 South to Jacksonville. Take Hwy 69 South to Alto. Take Hwy 21 West for 12 miles to the park.
Alerts and Important Information
Prescribed burns are planned during the timeframe of 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.

November 30, 2023 - The Commemorative Mission and overnight camping in the park will be closed beginning July 1, 2023 through the end of July 2024 for improvements.

The park will be open for Day Use. The Interpretive Center, Rice Family Log Cabin, and limited hiking trails will be available.

Contact the park for updates.

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

$3 per day, per person 13 and older.

This park does not have a gate.

The Group School-Sponsored Trip Tour Fee is $1 per person.

No Swimming at the park. You may swim at Ratcliff Lake, 12 Miles Away. Contact park for info. and Reservations on the Mission San Francisco De Los Tejas. (Mission Commemorative Structure). Groups or individuals may use this mission.

PARK PHONE NUMBER: 936-687-2394
There is no gate; no gate code is necessary.

If arriving late, campers can view availability on the whiteboard posted on the front of the headquarters building. Sites marked as 'available' show the availability at the time the Headquarters closed for the day. Choose one of the sites that are available and that coincide with the type of site you have reserved. Late arrivals must come to the park Headquarters by 9am the next morning to register and pay any outstanding balance and any required entrance fees for the length of the stay.

If arriving after 5pm for Day Use, there is a self-pay station located by the park Headquarters. Instructions for filling out the self-pay envelope are provided. Place the white copy on the inside windshield of the vehicle. Day use for the park closes at 10pm.

For other questions please call the park at 936-687-2394.

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

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