Lake Tawakoni

State Park - Texas

Lake Tawakoni State Park is located in Hunt County, Texas, 11.2 miles (18.0 km) north of Wills Point. It is on the south central shore of Lake Tawakoni. The park came to media attention in 2007, because of a giant communal spider web on the premises of the park.

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

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

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

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

Official Texas State Parks Guide (español). Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Texas State - Guía de Parques

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

Lake Tawakoni SP https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-tawakoni https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Tawakoni_State_Park Lake Tawakoni State Park is located in Hunt County, Texas, 11.2 miles (18.0 km) north of Wills Point. It is on the south central shore of Lake Tawakoni. The park came to media attention in 2007, because of a giant communal spider web on the premises of the park.
Lake Tawakoni #TxStateParks Trails on this map are not to scale. Please use Trail Map (available at Park Headquarters) for detailed information. State Park #BetterOutside @texasparkswildlife /texasparksandwildlife @TPWDparks TexasStateParks.org/App LEGEND N Osage Orange Trail .82 mi. Headquarters BlackjackTrail 1.54 mi. Lake Tawakoni Restrooms Showers Swim at your own risk. NO LIFEGUARD on duty. Children must be supervised by an adult that can swim. Always swim with a friend. Water and Electric Sites Full Hookup Sites Red Oak Trail .39 mi. Dump Station Swim Beach Group Camping Farkleberry Trail .51 mi. Hiking Trail Biking Trail Trailhead PLEASE NOTE FM 2 Picnic Area Park Entrance Pair-O-Trees Pond 475 Designated Swimming Area Campsites 47-51, 68-78 • CHECK OUT time for campsites is 12 p.m. Permits must be renewed by 9 a.m. (pending site availability). • A maximum of eight people permitted per campsite. Guests must leave the park by 10 p.m. Quiet time from 10 p.m.– 6 a.m. Gate is locked from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. • An excess parking fee is required at campsites with more than two vehicles (including trailers). • Campsite must be kept clean; all trash must be picked up before leaving. Dumpsters are conveniently located on all camping loops. • GRAY WATER AND BLACK WATER MUST BE DISCHARGED ONLY AT DUMP STATIONS. • Pets must be kept on leash no longer than six feet. Please pick up after them. • Valid permit required on windshield of each vehicle in park. All vehicles are to remain on pavement. Parking Spring Point Trail .43 mi. Boat Ramp Wildlife Viewing .11 mi. • Numbered sites for overnight camping only. NO PICNICKING. Campsites 52-67 • Gathering of firewood is prohibited. • Campfires are permitted only in fire rings provided at each site. No ground fires are permitted. Please use extreme caution with any burning materials during the high-fire danger summer brings. • Swim, at your own risk, in designated area only. NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY. White Deer Trail .43 mi. • Stop the spread of invasive species. CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY your boat. Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Amphitheater Dumpster Spring Point Camping Loop White Deer Reach Camping Loop • No pets or glass containers allowed in swimming area or on adjacent beach. 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 (TDD) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. © 2019 TPWD PWD MP P4508-142 (2/19) Group Camping Area Spring Point Branch Trail Bridge Campsites 1-46 • Public consumption or display of an alcoholic beverage in a public place is prohibited. .16 m i. Lake Tawakoni PARK RESERVATIONS TexasStateParks.org ParquesDeTexas.org (512) 389-8900 Wheelchair Accessible Spring Point East Trail .35 mi. Park Host Residence Maintenance 10822 F.M. 2475 Wills Point, TX 75169 (903) 560-7123 Proud Sponsor of Texas State Parks
Lake Tawakoni State Park Trails Map 10822 FM 2475 Wills Point, TX 75169 (903) 560-7123 www.texasstateparks.org 3 LEGEND POINTS OF INTEREST 5 4 (GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds) 0.13 0.32 Restrooms Parking Headquarters Boat Ramp Group Camping Area Tent Camping Water/Electric Sites Amphitheater Picnic Area Showers Lake Tawakoni 0.05 Spring Point Trail (.43 mi.) Spring Point East Trail (.35 mi.) 0.16 Group Camping Area 0.11 6 0.0 Spring Point Branch Trail (.11 mi.) Spring Point Camping Loop Painted Buntings BRI 6 DG 450' 2 RESTORING A PRAIRIE 31° 50' 35.1" N 95° 59' 38.1" W Prairie restoration projects provide important habitat for many rare plants and animals; imagine vast acres of tallgrass prairie once prominent across the state, now lost to urban development and agriculture. 3 A VIEW OF THE LAKE 32° 51' 8.9" N 95° 59' 39" W For thousands of years, the meandering waters of the Sabine River helped sustain early nomadic hunters and gatherers and later, farmers and ranchers of the 20th century. Today, an over 37,000-acre lake conserves water for recreation, industry, and communities. 4 A TEMPORARY GATHERING 32° 51' 6.7" N 95° 59' 37.9" W A rare occurance in 2007 – a large communal spiderweb covered the trees like a sheet. The web only lasted a few days, and remains one of the largest spiderwebs ever recorded. E 5 FEATHERED FRIENDS 32° 51' 7.3" N 95° 59' 32.8" W Stop and take a moment to enjoy the birds in the wetland and upland habitats. Many species spend part of the winter season here. 6 BUSTLING BOATS 32° 50' 47.6" N 95° 59' 45.4" W View the activities at the boat ramp while you take a break from your hike among the trees. 7 PAIR O' TREES POND 32° 50' 39.12" N 95° 59' 38.75" W Sit and enjoy the sounds of nature near the pond and view the freshwater plants that make this a good fishing spot. White Deer Reach Camping Loop Red Oak Trail (.39 mi.) 0.39 ' 0 45 Farkleberry Trail (.51 mi.) 51 0. 0.15 6 0.1 Blackjack Trail (1.54 mi.) GOING GREEN! 32° 59' 31.2" N 95° 59' 37" W Solar panels are located at more than 15 parks across the state, harvesting energy from the sun, providing power for facilities. 6 6 0. Osage Orange Trail (.82 mi.) 1 0. 22 7 0.28 White Deer Trail (.43 mi.) Pair o' Trees Pond 2 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. 4 1.5 SCALE 0 0.1 1 0.2 MILE Y AR ND U BO RK PA No claims are made as to the accuracy of the data or its suitability to a particular use. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2016 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4508-0142B (7/16) 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 (TDD) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. ' 450 Park Entrance 0' 45 Lake Tawakoni State Park 10822 FM 2475 Wills Point, TX 75169 (903) 560-7123 FOR EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1. Enjoy nature’s splendor within a hardwood forest. Far from the city, close to nature, Lake Tawakoni brings life to the forest. Experience nature by bike or foot on the varied trails of the park. Nature is all around us, please respect and enjoy it. TRAIL DIST TIME DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTION FARKLEBERRY TRAIL .51 mi. 15 min. Easy This short trail connects three different trails. Turn right at the crossing to join the Osage Orange looped trail, or turn left for a longer hike down the Blackjack looped trail. OSAGE ORANGE TRAIL .82 mi. 20 min. Easy Named for the fruit of the Osage orange or Bois d’Arc tree, this looped trail joins Red Oak Trail and returns to the crossing. As large as a softball, hard and bumpy, the green-yellowish fruit is important food for wildlife during late summer and early fall. RED OAK TRAIL .39 mi. 15 min. Easy Following the shoreline of Lake Tawakoni just behind the trees, you may observe wildlife among the changing habitat along this short looped trail. BLACKJACK TRAIL 1.54 mi. 2 hrs. Moderate This trail is named for the blackjack oak trees which have grown here for over 50 years. This long, looped trail will bring you back to the crossing. SPRING POINT BRANCH TRAIL .11 mi. 5 min. Easy Spring Point Branch is a short, pleasant trail through an East Texas hardwood forest. Turn around at the T
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