Daingerfield State Park

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About Daingerfield State Park

The best way to take in all the sights and sounds of Daingerfield State Park? By hiking the Rustling Leaves Nature Trail, which meanders two and a half miles around the spring-fed lake. See if you can spot fox, rabbit, and deer among the sweetgum, oak, and maple trees. Or go for a bike ride -- on the water. Park concessions has hydro bikes for rent, along with canoes, kayaks, and flat-bottom boats. Other popular lake activities include fishing and swimming, although there’s no lifeguard on duty, so swim at your own risk. If you can, try to camp at Daingerfield in the spring -- that’s when the fragrant dogwoods and wisteria vines are flowering. There’s nothing like waking up to the smell of nature’s best perfume.

Campgrounds in Daingerfield

Mountain View Campground

1. Mountain View Campground

Twelve spots are up for grabs at this campground-- the farthest south, just below the lake. Each campsite comes with water, electric, and sewer...

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Dogwood Campground

2. Dogwood Campground

Fifteen sites are up for grabs at Dogwood Campground, situated on the east side of the park. Each site comes equipped with a picnic table and...

Cedar Ridge Campground

3. Cedar Ridge Campground

Tent campers, try to snag a spot at Cedar Ridge -- it’s the only “tent only” campground just south of Lake Daingerfield. The 18 campsites come with...

Big Pine Campground

4. Big Pine Campground

Big Pine Campground is shaded by a majestic canopy of pines. The campground sits near the crystal-clear waters of Hat Creek, famous for trophy-size...

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History of Daingerfield State Park

Daingerfield State Park, located in Morris County southwest of Texarkana, is a 506.913-acre recreational area (including an 80-surface-acre lake), deeded in 1935 by private owners and opened in 1938.

The original improvements were made by the Civilian Conservation Corps. This area was the center of the iron industry in Texas; nearby is Lone Star Steel Co.