Abilene State Park

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Abilene State Park

Texas

(325) 572-3204

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Things To Do

Overview

Abilene State Park, southwest of Abilene, Texas, is among a low range of hills called the Callahan Divide, in the extreme western portion of North Central Texas. Acquired in 1933 by deed from the City of Abilene, the park's total acreage is 529.4 acres. Original park construction was done by the Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.) in the early 1930's. A portion of the official Texas longhorn herd and one buffalo are located on site. Comanches frequented what is now the park, using the groves of native pecan trees as campgrounds, much like the present park's picnic area. The park offers camping, hiking, nature study, swimming (summer), picnicking, fishing in Buffalo Wallow Pond in the park and nearby Lake Abilene, and biking and walking on park roads.

Map of Abilene (TX)

Latitude, Longitude: 32.244167, -99.878855

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    Enjoy bicycling on the park roads throughout the park.

  • Camping

    There are developed campsites with water nearby with a table, a grill, individual site parking; campsites with water; campsites with water and electricity; a group trailer area (sites with water and electricity); large trailer sites with water and electricity; a one-mile nature trail; trailer dump stations; and screened shelters. Special rates are available; seasonal camping fees December through February. There are group recreation halls for day or overnight use (air-conditioned); group day-use areas (picnic tables under moderate shade. The swimming pool and concession are open Wednesday - Sunday, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Pool hours are 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. The Swimming pool is available for rental - inquire at the park headquarters. There is no fee for swimming with paid entry.

  • Fishing

    Popular fish include bass, crappie, catfish, and perch.

  • Hiking

    Please contact park for more information on hiking.

  • Picnicking

    Please contact park for more information on picnicking.

  • Water Sports

    Please contact park for more information on water sports.

  • Wildlife Watching

    Wildlife observation and photography include white-tailed deer, raccoon, armadillo, fox, squirrel, cottontail rabbit, and a large variety of birds including Mississippi kite, roadrunner, cardinal, hummingbird, mockingbird, and many others. Popular fish include bass, crappie, catfish, and perch.

Seasonality/Weather

July average high is 95; January average low is 31 ; first/last freeze: November 19/March 23. Open 7 days a week year-round. Busy Season: March through November.

Directions

Driving

To reach the park, travel 16 miles southwest of Abilene, through Buffalo Gap, on FM 89, then on Park Road 32 to the park entrance.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(325) 572-3204

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