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Piney Woods Region
Mission Tejas State Park
Mission Tejas State Park © Andrea Short
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120 State Park Rd. 44
Grapeland, Texas   75844

Phone: 936-687-2394
Mission Tejas State Park is a 363.5-acre park in Houston County, 22 miles northeast of Crockett. The park was constructed in 1935 and acquired in 1957 by Legislative Act from the Texas Forest Service, at which time it was open to the public.

The park was built in 1934 by Co. 888 of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) as a commemorative representation of Mission San Francisco de los Tejas, the first Spanish mission in the province of Texas, which was established in 1690. Also in the park is the restored Rice Family Log Home, built in 1828 and restored in 1974. The home, which Joseph Redmund Rice, Sr. constructed between 1828 and 1838, is one of the oldest structures in the area. The home served as a stopover for immigrants, adventurers, and local residents traveling the Old San Antonio Road across pioneer Texas.
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Mission Tejas State Park is located near Rusk

Area Attractions
Nearby attractions include Caddoan Mounds State Historic Site, Jim Hogg Historic Site; Rusk and Palestine State Parks, and Texas State Railroad State Park; Davy Crockett National Forest, Texas Forestry Museum, in Lufkin; and Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area (a U.S. Forest Service park, 12 miles away, that has a nice swimming beach).

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
March 19 Beautiful Park by trish
Nice small park with a small number of campsites. Lots of easy hiking trails.
October 20 Beautiful trees
This park has a lovely picnic area with nice nature trails nearby, and two historic buildings. I have taken 7th graders there several times, and we have always enjoyed it.
April 2 We just loved it in this park by Dinga
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The park is located 21 miles northeast of Crockett and 12 miles west of Alto on State Highway 21. The entrance to the park is in Weches, where Park Road 44 intersects with State Highway 21.


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