Daingerfield State Park, in Morris County southwest of Texarkana, is a 550.89-acre recreational area (including an 80-surface-acre lake), deeded in 1935 by private owners and opened in 1938.
Nature of the Area
Springtime brings breath-taking bouquets throughout the park's rolling hills when dogwoods, redbuds, and wisteria vines burst into bloom. Although northeast Texas is known for pines, each fall the park is a delight as sweetgum, oak, and maple trees produce dazzling shades of red and gold, offering a stark contrast to those famous evergreens. Wildlife Observation and Photography: white-tailed deer, tame ducks and geese, raccoons, armadillos, and squirrels. Fish in the lake include crappie, perch, catfish, bass, and chain pickerel.
Nearby attractions include Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, Atlanta State Park, and Caddo Lake State Park; Starr Family Home State Historic Site; Morris County Museum; Wildflower Trails 3rd weekend in April; and Jefferson Historical Pilgrimage and Mardi Gras Jefferson in February; and Captain Daingerfield Days in Daingerfield 3rd weekend in October.
The park is located east of Daingerfield on State Highway 49 for two miles to Park Road 17 entrance. From Dallas/Ft Worth take Interstate 30 to Mt. Pleasant and exit on Ferguson Road; follow State Highway 49 to Daingerfield State Park (about 22 miles from Interstate 30). From Longview, take State Highway 259 to Daingerfield; turn right on State Highway 11 and State Highway 49.