Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Eustace: Purtis Creek State Park

Photo by TPWD

Purtis Creek State Park is located in an area where the Wichita and Caddo Indians once roamed. Just east of the park, on private property, is a cliff over hang that was used by unknown Indians as a temporary shelter. Petroglyphs are carved into the rock walls that indicate this area was a good hunting area. This area being well populated with game caused an influx of Anglos in the early to mid-1800s. Activities include camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, and hiking. The park rents paddle boats, kayaks and canoes.  Please check the Calendar of Events for Interpretive programs and tours. 


  • 14225 FM 316
  • Eustace, Texas
  • 75124


Hours & Fees

  • Daily, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

  • Adults: $5, Children (Ages 12 and under): Free.  Camping Fees vary.