Eisenhower State Park


Campground Type
State Park

50 Park Road 20
Denison, Texas 75020


Eisenhower State Park

Campground Details

Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 225
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 117
Number of Full Hookup Sites: 50

About: Some of the activities include picnicking, hiking, biking, nature study, fishing, boating and boat rentals, water skiing, swimming, wildlife observation, ATV and mini bike use (OHV permit required), and a variety of camping.

Facilities provided include restrooms with and without showers; picnic sites; 3 playground areas; campsites with water only (premium sites are available); campsites with water and electricity (special rates are available); pull-through campsites with water, sewer, and electricity(special rates are available); screened shelters; overflow camping area; recreation hall (day or overnight use, air-conditioning/heating, restrooms, and a kitchen); a campground pavilion; a group camp including water and electric campsites and a campground pavilion; trailer dump stations; a fish-cleaning facility; a launching ramp; a courtesy boat dock; a lighted fishing pier; Eisenhower Yacht Club, a privately-leased marina with boat pump-out station and boat rentals, and a Texas State Park Store. There is an ATV/mini bike area of 10 acres that is for beginner level riders (OHV permit required). There is also 4.5 miles of hike and bike trails that course through the length of the park. The first .5 mile nature trail is signed for identifying items along the trail and is restricted to foot traffic. The remaining 4 miles (8 miles round-trip) is open to hikers and bikers (non-motorized). Of the 4 miles open to mountain bikes, about 2 miles would be for beginners, and the other 2 miles is rather challenging with steep grades and rock (intermediate).

Grassy uplands, including rare remnants of the tall-grass prairie, terminate in rocky, shoreline bluffs and woodlands. A large variety of colorful wildflowers bloom throughout the growing season, March through November. Several wildflowers are identified by signs along the roadside in selected areas. A nature guide is available that identifies some of the trees along the trail. A wide variety of trees includes oak, ash, elm, cedar, dogwood, cottonwood, soapberry, locust, redbud, persimmon, and bois d'arc. A variety of mammals at the park include armadillo, bat, beaver, coyote, deer, fox, mink, nutria, opossum, rabbit, raccoon, skunk, and squirrel. Wintering bald eagles, pelicans, loons, and other waterfowl may be observed in the area. Lake fishing offers a variety of bass, sunfish, and catfish; lake fossils are on display at the park headquarters.

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A great campground for first timers!

Eisenhower SP is the first campground that we EVER stayed at as a family and I will always have fond memories of it. The sites are very clean and so are the bathhouses minus a couple of daddy long legs :-) My only concerns are the cliffs if you have smallish children and the number of steps there are to get down to the swimming area. If you have a disability those steps could be a slight problem.

Walmart, grocery stores and restaurants are within a close range for the items you might have left at home or ...
May 23, 2010

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