Eisenhower State Park

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About Eisenhower State Park

You guessed it, this park is in fact named after 34th U.S. president, Dwight D. Eisenhower! You’ll ‘lake’ what you see at this 423-acre park, where there’s hardly a bad spot in the house (is there ever a bad spot when you’re camping?) as nearly each of the six campgrounds traces the curves of Lake Texoma. Spend a day fishing, and you can reel-in a variety of bass, sunfish, and catfish. Rentals and marina services are provided by privately operated Eisenhower Yacht Club, where you can find a variety of marina services and rent a pontoon boat. Take to the land for a day and choose to boulder the staggering surfaces of the lakeshore, exploring 10 acres of ATV trail through the park’s wooded backcountry, 4.5 miles of hiking and biking trails, or visit the birthplace of Eisenhower himself.

Campgrounds in Eisenhower

Armadillo Hill Campground

1. Armadillo Hill Campground

Armadillo Hill is right around the corner from the park entrance, and is comprised of 57 developed sites that follow the topography of Lake Texoma....

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Elm Point Campground

2. Elm Point Campground

Marco Polo for breakfast anyone? Elm Point’s 13 premium sites sit at the northernmost tip of Eisenhower State Park, and are the nearest sites to...

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Andrew: Lots of great wooded sites with fire pits and picknick tables. Make sure to bring your own firewood if you can. Hike down the...
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Fossil Ridge Campground

3. Fossil Ridge Campground

If the best part of waking up is a cup of coffee and fishing at 4am, then grab a site in the Fossil Ridge Campground! This developed set of sites...

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Bois D'Arc Ridge Campground

4. Bois D'Arc Ridge Campground

Fish on! You’re not going to catch any lake monsters, but you have a high probability of getting quality angling time in at Bois D’Arc Campground,...

Cedar Hollow Group Trailer Campground

5. Cedar Hollow Group Trailer Campground

If you thought Eisenhower State Park couldn’t get any better, RVs can camp here too! The RV campground area is a large blacktop parking lot that...

Overflow Campground

6. Overflow Campground

First come, first served! The overflow campground area is a great option, as it sits between Elm Point (designated swimming) and Fossil Ridge...

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Hipcamper Andrew

Lots of great wooded sites with fire pits and picknick tables. Make sure to bring your own firewood if you can. Hike down the hill to the beach on a sunny day if they water level is good! Really great outdoor getaway for Dallas residents as its not too far of a drive.

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Hipcamper Jose

These campsites are very nice with a beautiful view. It can get pretty windy but worth the view and sound of the water.

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History of Eisenhower State Park

Eisenhower State Park, with 463.1 acres, is located in Grayson County, northwest of Denison on the shores of Lake Texoma. It was acquired in 1954 by a Department of Army lease and was opened to the public in 1958.

The park was named for the 34th U.S. president, Dwight David Eisenhower, as he was born nearby. In the early 1830s, the area became increasingly important to Anglo settlers, particularly as a route to Texas and the American Southwest. Some of the things that add to the history of the area are the American Indian; Butterfield Overland stage routes; Chisholm and Shawnee cattle drive trails; Fort Johnson, established in the area in 1840; and Colbert's Crossing, established on the Red River in 1853 and operated until 1931.