Abilene

State Park - Texas

Abilene State Park is located near Lake Abilene south of Abilene, Texas. It features camping, trailer facilities, picnicking, shelters, a swimming pool, and hiking. A large grove of oak, cedar, elm and pecan trees, now a favorite picnic area, was once a campground for Comanche Indians. The park is located about 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Abilene, on FM 89.

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Trails Map of Abilene State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Abilene - Trails Map

Trails Map of Abilene State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Campground Map of Abilene State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Abilene - Map

Campground Map of Abilene State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Trail Map of Abilene State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Interpretive Guide of Abilene State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Abilene - Interpretive Guide

Interpretive Guide of Abilene State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Rack Card of Abilene State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Official Texas State Parks Guide. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Official Texas State Parks Guide (español). Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Abilene SP https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/abilene https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abilene_State_Park Abilene State Park is located near Lake Abilene south of Abilene, Texas. It features camping, trailer facilities, picnicking, shelters, a swimming pool, and hiking. A large grove of oak, cedar, elm and pecan trees, now a favorite picnic area, was once a campground for Comanche Indians. The park is located about 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Abilene, on FM 89.
For assistance using this map, contact the park. Abilene #TxStateParks State Park #BetterOutside TexasStateParks.org/App @TPWDparks @texasparkswildlife /texasparksandwildlife LEGEND PLEASE NOTE Dam Roa d State Parks Store Tu To sc Bu ol ffa a lo & G Ab a ile p, ne Abilene Headquarters • A maximum of 8 people per campsite is permitted. Guests visiting for the day must leave the park by 10 p.m. Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. • Public consumption or display of any alcoholic beverage is prohibited. • Gathering of firewood is prohibited. Campfires are permitted only in fire rings provided at each site. • Numbered campsites are for overnight use only. Restrooms Showers Primitive Campites Water and Electric Sites N Full Hookup Sites RV/Trailer Only Sites Dump Station Drinkable Water Playground Interpretive Trail FM 89 Hiking Trail Wagon Circle l m El Oak Grove Buffalo Wallow 85 63 70 68 65 66 62 64 1 89 87 58 56 61 Exit Gate FM 89 E © 2020 TPWD PWD MP P4506-001F (2/20) Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. ek Cre Handicapped Accessible Residence Maintenance Texas State Parks Store k ree lm C t un Co ad o yR Entrance Gate TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Soccer Field Birdwatching 67 Small tent & trailer sites Volleyball Court Baseball Field 50 54 52 ture Trail Pecan Grove Canoe/Kayak Launch Bird Blind Na e Abilen oad Dam R Yurt Boat Ramp 2 84 69 83 81 73 71 80 82 76 78 74 79 75 77 72 3 Brushy Trail 51 49 53 57 55 59 60 Screened Shelters Fishing Pier 4 88 86 Parking Fishing 5 90 Ea gle Tra i Lake Abile ne Da m es Road tor V ehicl to Mo Abile losed Road C Crappie Limit: 25 per day Size: 10 In. min. Nature Trails 1.5 miles Group Picnicking Group Hall l rai eT ur Campsites 1-36 Picnic Area Elm Dining Hall ne Da m Abilene D • The lake is open from sunrise to sunset. • Overnight camping is prohibited. • Canoes and kayaks must be rented at park headquarters prior to use. • Motor boats must remain at idle speed (no wake). • Stop the spread of invasive species. CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY your boat. • Public consumption or display of any alcoholic beverage is prohibited. • Gathering firewood is prohibited. • Campfires are permitted only in fire rings. No ground fires are permitted. • Abilene State Park rules and regulations apply at Lake Abilene. Cedar 48 Grove 47 40 42 43 46 39 4144 37 38 45 Cr ee kN at am Road Swimming Pool Horseshoes PLEASE NOTE Catfish (Blue and Channel) Limit: 5 per day (aggregate) Size: No min. Largemouth Bass Limit: 5 per day Size: 14 In. min. Biking Trail Lake Abilene PARK RESERVATIONS TexasStateParks.org ParquesDeTexas.org Ice, firewood, bottled water and one-of-a-kind gift items are available at the Texas State Parks Store located in our park headquarters building. (512) 389-8900 150 Park Road 32 Tuscola, TX 79562 (325) 572-3204 Proud Sponsor of Texas State Parks
Abilene State Park Trails Map 150 Park Road 32 Tuscola, TX 79562 (325) 572-3204 www.texasstateparks.org LEGEND Restrooms Parking Headquarters Baseball Field Biking Trail Bird Viewing Boat Ramp Canoe/Kayak Launch Dump Station Fishing Full Hookups Group Building Group Picnic Area Handicapped Accessible Hiking Trail Interpretive Trail Picnic Area Playground Screened Shelters Showers State Parks Store Swimming Tent Camping Volleyball Court Water Water & Electric Camping Yurts Trail segment distances are measured between trail intersections. All trails hiking and biking unless otherwise indicated. Contour intervals 10 feet. Check with HQ for trail conditions. No claims are made as to the accuracy of the data or its suitability to a particular use. POINTS OF INTEREST (GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds) 1 CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS WATER TOWER AND PLAYGROUND 32° 14' 19.44" N 99° 52' 55.38" W The CCC water tower could hold 5,800 gallons of water! Today, it shades the playground. 2 CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS CONCESSION BUILDING AND SWIMMING POOL 32° 14' 18.24" N 99° 52' 51.00" W The park’s focal point - this pool has kept visitors cool for over 80 years! 3 COWBOY CIRCLE 32° 14' 21.30" N 99° 52' 48.54" W The perfect spot for a campfire. 4 STAR PICNIC TABLE 32° 14' 14.40" N 99° 52' 39.18" W Superb location for a picnic on Elm Creek. 5 BIRD VIEWING BLIND 32° 14' 4.68" N 99° 52' 44.04" W Discover the birds and wildlife that live in the park. 6 BUFFALO WALLOW 32° 14' 5.70" N 99° 53' 8.04" W The spring-fed pond is the ideal spot to fish, bird, or look for wildlife. 7 FISHING DOCK 32° 13' 56.22" N 99° 53' 25.02" W Launch canoes and kayaks here. 8 BACK BOAT RAMP 32° 14' 0.42" N 99° 54' 10.20" W Launch a boat when the lake is full, launch a hike when it is empty. 9 LAKE PICNIC/SWIMMING AREA 32° 14' 0.54" N 99° 53' 42.60" W Take a break under the oak trees. In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2019 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4506-0001J (7/19) Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Abilene State Park FOR EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1. Discover Texas history and natural beauty at Abilene State Park. Explore a Civilian Conservation Corps treasure built in a wooded oasis where the Rolling Plains and the Edwards Plateau meet. Here oak and juniper woodlands mix with prairies, creating a rich natural diversity for wildlife watching. Explore the TRAIL DISTANCE DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTION ABILENE DAM ROAD 3.5 mi. Moderate Bring plenty of water for this scenic loop trail overlooking Lake Abilene and Elm Creek Valley. Look for roadrunners and white-tail deer in the hills, and waterfowl and beavers near the lake. AMPHITHEATER TRAIL 0.02 mi. Easy This hidden amphitheater is the perfect place for a secluded ceremony, worship service, or acoustic concert. BIRD TRAIL 0.3 mi. Easy This Civilian Conservation Corps road turned hiking trail will take you to the bird blind. BUFFALO WALLOW NATURE TRAIL 0.2 mi. Easy Make your way around the spring-fed pond. This is the ideal location to spot the resident amphibians and reptiles. CONNECTING TRAIL 0.1 mi. Easy Use this Civilian Conservation Corps trail to bypass the road to get between Elm Creek Nature Trail and the Bird Trail. EAGLE TRAIL 0.2 mi. Easy ADA Accessible Look up as you make your way past the park’s water tower – vultures often roost on it at night. Benches along the trail are great places to rest and enjoy the surroundings. ELM CREEK NATURE TRAIL 0.9 mi. Easy As you make your way around the park on this scenic trail, notice the elm, pecan, oak, and black willow trees that tower over the trail. OAK GROVE TRAIL 0.2 mi. Easy This CCC trail follows Elm Creek. It is a great trail for spotting the tracks of wildlife that use the creek as a source of water. park’s hiking trails, visit the red sandstone CCC structures, or relax at Lake Abilene. Channel Catflish STAYING SAFE KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Your body quickly loses fluids when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart of w
INTERPRETIVE GUIDE Prominently sited atop the park’s highest hill, the refectory’s second-level observation tower offers a panoramic view of the area. ABILENE STATE PARK IS NESTLED AROUND A BEAUTIFUL GROVE OF OAK, ELM AND PECAN TREES ALONG ELM CREEK. THE THICK CANOPIES OF TREES ARE UNUSUAL FOR THIS PART OF TEXAS AND PROVIDE A WOODED OASIS THROUGHOUT THE PARK. LONG BEFORE PIONEERS ARRIVED, NATIVE AMERICANS, SUCH AS THE TONKAWA AND COMANCHE, CAMPED ALONG ELM CREEK WHILE HUNTING BUFFALO AS THE HERDS MIGRATED THROUGH NEARBY BUFFALO GAP. IN THE EARLY 1930s, THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS BUILT THE ORIGINAL STONE STRUCTURES. THE ABILENE ENJOY THE RICHNESS OF ABILENE SP The park offers camping, hiking, biking, nature study, picnicking, summertime swimming, birdwatching and fishing, and is a great place for family reunions. Eagle Trail, constructed by local Boy Scouts, wanders down to Buffalo Wallow Pond, a one-acre pond developed with children in mind. Stocked with sunfish, bass and channel catfish, all you need is a cane pole, a red-and-white bobber and a can of night crawlers to have a great time fishing. You can help us ensure the continuity of this natural and cultural resource by cleaning up litter. This helps prevent stream pollution and keeps the scenery beautiful for other visitors. Feeding wild animals is prohibited at state parks; help them to stay on a healthy, natural diet while also preventing animals from invading campsites in search of food. We are the stewards of these great lands and each have a part to play. For more information about activities, programs or volunteering, contact the park or visit our website. Abilene State Park • 150 Park Road 32, Tuscola, TX 79562 (325) 572-3204 • www.tpwd.texas.gov/abilene/ MASONRY ARCHES AND INTRICATE STONEWORK OF LOCALLY QUARRIED RED SANDSTONE AND NATIVE LIMESTONE ARE AN ENDURING LEGACY. © 2019 TPWD. PWD BR P4506-001I (7/19) In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. STATE PARK A B I L E N E S T A T E P A R K THE MAN BEHIND THE DREAM A NATURAL SETTING The park lies in a valley surrounded by the low limestone hills of the Callahan Divide. The divide is an area of higher country, rising 200–300 feet above the surrounding plains that separates the watersheds of the Brazos and Colorado rivers. The hills are sparsely wooded with mesquites, stunted Ashe junipers and mixed grasses, while Elm Creek waters a lush haven of woodland. Pecans, live oaks, red oaks, willows, hackberries and elms provide a thick canopy of shade in the creek’s floodplain. These lowlands sustain an array of plant and animal populations seldom found in this particular area of Texas. The thick canopies and undergrowth provide habitat for a wide variety of birds, such as hawks, hummingbirds, mockingbirds, woodpeckers, wrens, Mississippi kites and roadrunners. Along the wooded trails you may glimpse a white-tailed deer, raccoon, armadillo, fox, squirrel or cottontail rabbit. Popular fish found in Elm Creek and Lake Abilene include bass, crappie, catfish and perch. Buffalo Gap, an early frontier settlement, is a small town a few miles northeast of the park. It is located in a natural pass through the hills of the Callahan Divide that is also known as Buffalo Gap. The gap created an easy travel route through the hills and was once used by great herds of buffalo during their seasonal migrations. Native Americans, such as the Tonkawa and Comanche, also used the gap as a travel route while hunting the buffalo. The groves of pecan trees on Elm Creek served as ideal campgrounds. Buffalo Gap was later used by cattle drives on the Western or Goodnight-Loving trail and the famous Butterfield Stage. CREATING A LAKE AND A PARK By the mid-1880s, at the height of the livestock boom, the area of present-day Abilene State Park and Lake Abilene was occupied by families who had come to the region in the late 1870s. They farmed the bottomlands near Elm Creek and raised sheep and cattle on the uplands. In the early 1900s, Abilene already held promise as one of the state’s more important metropolitan areas. As the town grew, so did its need for a reliable city
Abilene S TAT E PA R K PA N H A N D L E P L A I N S Abilene STATE PARK The wooded stream valleys, low limestone hills and prairie grasses of Abilene State Park in north-central Texas have long invited visitors. Well before modern times, the waters of Elm Creek and the surrounding vegetation attracted migrating buffalo, traveling Indians and cattle drives. Today, visitors enjoy relaxing in the shaded campground and splashing in the park’s swimming pool, constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The park also has a nature trail, and there’s boating and fishing in nearby Lake Abilene. Camping: Campsites with water only, water and electricity, and full hook-ups. Yurts and screened shelters. Group Facilities: Air-conditioned halls with kitchen (capacity 50). Group trailer area for day use or overnight. Picnicking: Large picnic area with tables and grills. Playground and game area for horseshoes, sand volleyball and baseball. Swimming: Pool open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Designated swimming area in Lake Abilene. Boating: Permitted in Lake Abilene. No water skiing or jet skiing. Canoes and kayaks available to rent. Fishing: In Lake Abilene or Buffalo Wallow Pond. Trails: 1 1/2-mile self-guided nature trail. Biking and hiking around Lake Abilene. Texas State Parks Store: One-of-a-kind items, gifts, ice, etc. 20 Abilene 84 20 277 126 153 89 89 Buffalo Gap 83 84 36 613 Abilene SP Located in Taylor County; 11 miles southwest of Abilene to Buffalo Gap on FM 89, then five miles southwest to Park Road 32. Abilene State Park 150 Park Rd. 32, Tuscola, TX 79562 • (325) 572-3204 www.texasstateparks.org Rates and reservations: (512) 389-8900. For info only: (800) 792-1112. Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. © 2019 TPWD PWD CD P4506-001G (8/19) In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041.
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