Purtis Creek State Park, Eustace, Texas

We reserved a lakefront site here just a couple days before our arrival with a last minute itinerary change. This Texas state park sits aside Purtis Lake, created by a dam. The park has many hiking trails, geocaches, opportunities to enjoy the water by fishing, boating, or kayaking. There is a boat launch as well as a couple of small docks near the campsites. Campsites here are shaded and private. Sites 23 and 24 offer less privacy, but have the best lake views. We happened to snag site 23 and loved its spaciousness, wide open grassy area adjacent to the lake for playing catch, and shady site pad. We perched our chairs right along the lakeshore at our site. All sites have paved pads, lantern hangers, fire pits, designated tent pads, and picnic tables. Many sites have electric and water hookups, while some are water only. There is a primitive tent loop that is for hike-in tenters. There is a large day use area on the other side of the lake from camp which keeps the camsites peaceful. A few Texas state park souveniers are available at the park headquarters building. I imagine that in the fall the many oak and deciduous trees turn beautiful shades of oranges and reds.

Best Sites: 20-24
Poor Sites: None
Hookups: Electric & Water
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: Yes