Mission Tejas State Park

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Mission Tejas State Park

Texas

(936) 687-2394

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Overview

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.

Activities include camping; picnicking; hiking; and fishing. A pond located near the picnic area offers an excellent opportunity to explore aquatic life and fish. Hiking and nature trails provide access to the natural beauty of the east Texas Pineywoods. The dogwood are beautiful the last week or so of March, usually around the 25th. Tours: School tours of the two historic structures can be arranged by calling the park headquarters in advance.

Map of Mission Tejas (TX)

Latitude, Longitude: 31.545479, -95.235311

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Activities

  • Camping

    Facilities include campsites with water campsites with water and electricity, campsites with water, electricity, and sewer; group camping areas, and restrooms with and without showers

  • Fishing

    pond located near the picnic area offers an excellent opportunity to explore aquatic life and fish. You can fish for perch and bream.

  • Hiking

    Hiking and nature trails provide access to the natural beauty of the east Texas Pineywoods. The dogwood are beautiful the last week or so of March, usually around the 25th. There are 3.5 miles of hiking trails.

  • Historic Sites

    Historical facilities include commemorative representation of Mission San Francisco de los Tejas and the restored Rice Family Log Home.

  • Picnicking

    Opportunities for picnicking include group a group picnic pavilion and standard picnic areas. Restrooms are available.

Seasonality/Weather

Average rainfall 42.2 inches. January average low is 35 degrees. July average high is 95 degrees.

Directions

Driving

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.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(936) 687-2394

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