Purtis Creek State Park RV & Campground Guide


Purtis Creek State Park is centered around a 355-acre lake fed by the Purtis Creek from which the area takes its name. Located in Eustace, Texas, near Odom and Athens, this state park has tons to offer visitors and campers looking for a freshwater escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The area that makes up Purtis Creek State Park is quite varied beyond the lake itself. There's plenty of space to enjoy the wilderness, the animals, the fresh air and more. Temperatures tend to be moderate most of the year with temperatures at the peak of summer getting fairly hot. Given that the park is based around a large body of water, it also tends to be somewhat humid most of the time.

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Spring 57.3-77 F
Summer 76-95 F
Fall 58.3-79 F
Winter 39.3-59 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Purtis Creek State Park

Using a rental RV to get to Purtis Creek State Park is a good decision for multiple reasons. RVs are a very comfortable and convenient way to enjoy the outdoors with renting being preferable to owning in most cases from both a cost and maintenance perspective. To truly appreciate a rental RV and all the ways it makes your vacation experience better, you'll want to try camping out at an RV park like one of the three listed below.

Purtis Creek State Park Campgrounds

RVers can stay at the nearly 57 RV campsites scattered throughout Purtis Creek State Park to get up close and personal with nature during their trip. These spots cost $20 per night and include electricity and water. In addition, 18 more sites are available only to tent campers with five including water and 13 being primitive sites with no amenities beyond a fire ring and grill. These spots go for $14 per night and $10 per night, respectively. Throughout the park, you'll also find restrooms, showers and picnic areas to use. The park is open to pets.

Texan RV Park

Texan RV Park is an expansive campground with tons to offer campers. RV spots cost $40 per night for back-in spots with an additional $5 for pull-thru spots. In addition to gorgeous scenery and a strategic location near Athens, the park has tons of amenities for campers that include free Wi-Fi, restrooms, showers, pet play areas and more.

Shiloh on the Lake

Shiloh on the Lake is a large RV park with a gorgeous lakeside view for campers and tons of amenities. The crystal-clear Cedar Creek Lake is the first thing most people notice when they find themselves here, the second being just how many ways to stay there are. In addition to RV sites with full hookups, there are also tent camping sites and cabins for rent. Camping in any of these ways grants you access to great amenities like showers, restrooms, a laundry facility, playground areas, a dog park, a volleyball court and much more to help you pass the time between events on your trip.

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What to Do at
Purtis Creek State Park

Inside Purtis Creek State Park

You shouldn't have any problems finding things to do while you visit Purtis Creek State Park. The main attraction is obviously the lake. It's a popular spot for fishing, and you can also go boating, kayaking, swimming, and more down the Purtis Creek. Surrounding the lake, you'll have the option to hike, bike, picnic, geocache, and more.

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How to Get to
Purtis Creek State Park

In order to get to Purtis Creek State Park, you'll want to start in Eustace, Texas. You can easily get there from a major city in the Dallas/Fort Worth area by traveling east on U.S. 175 as the highway travels right into the town. From there, head north on FM 316 for around 3.5 miles before turning left and driving a short ways up to the gate.

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Entering Purtis Creek State Park

You'll be able to enter Purtis Creek State Park at the end of your route on FM 316. The entrance is on the left side of the road. The park is open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and costs $5 to enter, but anyone 12 and under gets in free of charge.

Purtis Creek State Park Per adult : $5.0

Purtis Creek State Park is a fun vacation experience for any RV camper lucky enough to take a trip to the area. The team here at RVshare hopes that you'll absolutely love this park when you experience it for yourself. If you decide to take the plunge, you certainly won't regret all the memories you make. Why not share some of those memories with RVshare through your vacation photos when you get home? Tag the site on social media or email the team at [email protected] so that RVshare can take a look at what you got up to and maybe even feature you in an upcoming blog post.

Frequently Asked Questions About Purtis Creek State Park

What is the climate of Purtis Creek State Park?

Purtis Creek State Park has a warm, balmy climate. The park sees sporadic rainfall throughout the year, and the summer temperatures can often reach 95 degrees. During winter, it's usually between 37 and 61 degrees.

What is the best time of year to visit Purtis Creek State Park?

For the most pleasant conditions, you should visit Purtis Creek State Park in April, May, September, or October. Those months will typically be warm and comfortable without being unpleasantly hot.

Are pets allowed at Purtis Creek State Park?

Pets are allowed in campgrounds or on trails but not inside park buildings. All pets must be on leashes of no more than six feet and be consistently cleaned up after by their owners.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Purtis Creek State Park?

Purtis Creek State Park is home to many interesting wildlife species. Some of the creatures you might spot include beavers, white-tailed deer, armadillos, opossums, wild boars, turkey vultures, great blue herons, common nighthawks, and red-tailed hawks.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Purtis Creek State Park?

The campground at Purtis Creek State Park offers 57 designated RV camping spots. All 57 RV sites come equipped with water and electrical hookups and are available for $20 per night.