Texas State Parks

Abilene State Park

Tuscola, Texas

Abilene State Park Main Entrance
Abilene State Park Main Entrance
RV Travel Trailer Campsite
RV Travel Trailer Campsite
White Tail Deer with two fawns
White Tail Deer with two fawns
Pool building built by Company No. 1823 of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) from native sandstone in 1933.
Pool building built by Company No. 1823 of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) from native sandstone in 1933.

Abilene State part is located in south central Taylor County about 20 minutes south of Abilene. The park just below the Lake Abilene dam along cedar creek. It was built on land donated by the City of Abilene in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Many of the original structures are still in use. These old buildings, a great swimming pool and even Wi-Fi in some locations make a great family park.

The camps sites are well spaced out and provide an amount of privacy not found in commercial camp grounds.

Besides swimming, there are hike and bike trails all through the park. The wildlife is abundant. The park has everything from armadillos to deer and raccoons to humming birds. You can watch wildlife from your campground or from the trail. There is also a bird feeding station with a blind for visitors to sit and enjoy the wide variety of bird that make the park their home both seasonally and year around.

Just add to the great things about this park is the fact that the park gate is only about 3 miles from one of the best steakhouses in Texas. That place would be Perini Ranch Steakhouse. Don't miss it.

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Abilene State Park

Oak Grove

3 - sites - water/electric/sewer
3 - sites - water/electric
6 - Yurts - water/electric/ air/ frig / microwave
5 - Screened Shelters

Pecan Grove

22 -sites -water/electric

Brushy Trail

22 - sites - water/electric

Cedar Grove

12 - Tent Sites

Wagon Circle (Group Site)

36 - sites -water/electric