Cleburne State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife

Cleburne State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife Whatever your camping needs may be, Cleburne State Park has a special place for your family.

Planning on visiting the park this coming 4th of July? Go online today and purchase your permit for the day before you a...
06/30/2019

Planning on visiting the park this coming 4th of July? Go online today and purchase your permit for the day before you arrive at the park at http://bit.ly/DayPassFourthOfJuly

04/19/2019

The park will be hosting a Trail Run on the 27th, and our trails will still be open! We will advise caution as the trails will be crowded with Runners and Hikers for most of the day.

Bluebonnets are blooming. Practice “Leave No Trace” principals by being respectful and not stepping on the Bluebonne...
03/30/2019

Bluebonnets are blooming. Practice “Leave No Trace” principals by being respectful and not stepping on the Bluebonnets when having your pictures taken.

Spring Break has STARted! Come join us for a fun afternoon and evening looking at the night sky. Event starts at 4:30 wi...
03/09/2019

Spring Break has STARted! Come join us for a fun afternoon and evening looking at the night sky. Event starts at 4:30 with observing the closest star to the planet, the Sun! Lots of fun for all ages.

We are excited about our new free little library at the parks headquarters. We partnered with Burleson Collegiate High S...
01/25/2019

We are excited about our new free little library at the parks headquarters. We partnered with Burleson Collegiate High School National Honor Society to make this a reality. The students went out into the community to have the materials and books donated, then worked with our park staff and volunteers to build them. Next time you are at the park make sure to pick up a book to read while you enjoy the natural beauty and peace of the parks surroundings.

01/06/2019

Camp Creek @ Coyote Run

01/05/2019

Camp Creek flowing under Coyote Run Trail crossing

2018 Had some beautiful sunsets ending with this one over Cleburne State Park. Do you have a favorite sunset picture fro...
01/01/2019

2018 Had some beautiful sunsets ending with this one over Cleburne State Park. Do you have a favorite sunset picture from 2018?

The park will be open tomorrow (12/25) but the park headquarters will be closed so that park staff can enjoy time with t...
12/24/2018

The park will be open tomorrow (12/25) but the park headquarters will be closed so that park staff can enjoy time with their family. If visiting the park please utilize the self-pay station. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday spent with loved ones!

Thank you to Cleburne Team High School students for there help today in clearing out our new trail!
12/18/2018

Thank you to Cleburne Team High School students for there help today in clearing out our new trail!

Dutch Oven Christmas at Cleburne State Park this weekend was full of delicious tasty dishes and ornament making. Thank y...
12/17/2018

Dutch Oven Christmas at Cleburne State Park this weekend was full of delicious tasty dishes and ornament making. Thank you to the Friends of Cleburne State Park, Chisholm Trail Chaparral Dutch Oven Society and Texas Master Naturalist helping to make this event a success.

It’s a busy day here at the park. Our rangers have been busy updating our cabin and shelter roofs. Don’t they look g...
12/15/2018

It’s a busy day here at the park. Our rangers have been busy updating our cabin and shelter roofs. Don’t they look great.

We enjoyed hosting Burleson Collegiate High Schools National Honor Society yesterday. The students got materials donated...
12/14/2018

We enjoyed hosting Burleson Collegiate High Schools National Honor Society yesterday. The students got materials donated to make two little libraries. They learned wood working skills from park volunteers making the libraries, had fun with archery and helped the park clear out one of its newest trails. Thank you to Dinosaur Valley State Park and Friends of Cleburne State Park for their assistance with the fun filled day.

The fall colors are here. If you haven’t visited the park in a while this is the perfect time to take a scenic drive t...
11/23/2018

The fall colors are here. If you haven’t visited the park in a while this is the perfect time to take a scenic drive thru the park or even better get out and hike to see all the beautiful colors that nature has to offer.

Happy Thanksgiving y’all! Come on out to the park enjoy the fall colors and hike off all that turkey you ate.
11/22/2018

Happy Thanksgiving y’all! Come on out to the park enjoy the fall colors and hike off all that turkey you ate.

Trick or Treat in the Park was a great success hitting record number Trick or Treaters. It’s even better when we can m...
11/03/2018

Trick or Treat in the Park was a great success hitting record number Trick or Treaters. It’s even better when we can make this a community event. Thanks for all the can food donations that went to support a local food bank in Johnson County. More pictures coming soon.

Soon you’ll be able to “Pick your site” and reserve a specific campsite, cabin or shelter online in advance. Get n...
10/29/2018

Soon you’ll be able to “Pick your site” and reserve a specific campsite, cabin or shelter online in advance. Get notified when new, improved online features are available at TexasStateParks.org/Better

10/14/2018
Beautiful and peaceful view of Cedar Lake from site 57 in the Poplar Point Camping Loop. What’s your favorite campsite...
10/05/2018

Beautiful and peaceful view of Cedar Lake from site 57 in the Poplar Point Camping Loop. What’s your favorite campsite in the park?

October is Archeology month! Come by our headquarters and get your free poster while they last! Here’s a sneak peak.
10/01/2018

October is Archeology month! Come by our headquarters and get your free poster while they last! Here’s a sneak peak.

There has been a rare bird sighting here at Cleburne State Park!
08/18/2018

There has been a rare bird sighting here at Cleburne State Park!

It’s been a beautiful weekend watching sunsets at Cleburne State Park. Where are your favorite places to catch a Texas...
08/05/2018

It’s been a beautiful weekend watching sunsets at Cleburne State Park. Where are your favorite places to catch a Texas Sunset?

CCC Company 3804 and other companies would produce weekly news letters. Here is the cover of one featuring our iconic CC...
07/11/2018

CCC Company 3804 and other companies would produce weekly news letters. Here is the cover of one featuring our iconic CCC Bridge

Many CCC companies published newsletters for their members. The periodicals shared local events, staffing changes, weekly menus, jokes, and other observations. The cover of The Cedar Braker, published by Company 3804, features Cleburne State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife's CCC-built bridge!

#tbt #txstateparks #cccparks

Congratulations to our newest Junior Rangers Julie and Anya!
07/08/2018

Congratulations to our newest Junior Rangers Julie and Anya!

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tpwd/jobs/2128060/maintenance-specialist-iii-operations-rangerDo you love the out...
07/06/2018
Maintenance Specialist III (Operations Ranger)

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tpwd/jobs/2128060/maintenance-specialist-iii-operations-ranger
Do you love the outdoors? We may have the perfect job for you. Cleburne State Park currently has a job opening for a Maintenance Specialist III. Click on the link to learn more.

Under the direction of the Park Superintendent and Lead Ranger, this position is responsible for performing all phases in the daily operation and maintenance of park facilities, grounds and equipment for Cleburne State Park.  Operates all types of equipment such as trucks, tractors, mowers, hand to...

06/03/2018

Update: Internet is now working. Yay!

Alert ! Only taking cash or checks at this time. Internet is down. Sorry for your troubles.

The clear cool waters of Cedar Lake are calling you to go swimming. Its the best way to beat the Texas summer heat!
05/24/2018

The clear cool waters of Cedar Lake are calling you to go swimming. Its the best way to beat the Texas summer heat!

Signs are pointing toward a hot summer! Looking at the historical data from DFW we find that there's a tendency for dry springs and dry Junes to result in hot summers (with more days reaching 100 degrees than normal). Rainfall has been running below normal over the last 2 months for much of the region, and unless we get a lot of rain soon, we may be setting ourselves up for a long and hot summer.

05/11/2018

Mother’s Day is Sunday. State Parks are a great place to take mom camping, fishing, hiking and more. Share your pictures here of you enjoying the outdoors with your mom.

We are excited to have partnered with the Perot Museum to offer a one of a kind teacher training today! Activities inclu...
05/05/2018

We are excited to have partnered with the Perot Museum to offer a one of a kind teacher training today! Activities included Project Wild, Project Learning Tree, and Archery.

05/05/2018

If you haven’t been by The Friends of Cleburne State Park park store located inside our headquarters be sure to one check it out. We are now carrying worms 🐛 for bait.

Have you ever dreamed of working at the park? Do you have 3yrs experience in administrative support? Well we are current...
05/03/2018
Administrative Assistant III (Office Manager)

Have you ever dreamed of working at the park? Do you have 3yrs experience in administrative support? Well we are currently hiring our Office Manager position. You can get more information and apply at the link below.

Under the direction of the Park Manager, this position is responsible for coordinating and managing the daily business operations of Cleburne State Park.  Prepares daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and others as required by Regional office and Austin headquarters.  Maintains ac...

We had Santa Fe Elementary 4th graders out to our park yesterday learning about all the fun amazing science things we ca...
04/26/2018

We had Santa Fe Elementary 4th graders out to our park yesterday learning about all the fun amazing science things we can do outside. Aquatic bug picking is just one of them. Do you have any favorite memories during your childhood school field trips? 🐛 🐜 🕷 #lifesbetteroutside #CleburneStatePark

And the runners are off! The park is excited to host Trail Running Over Texas - Coyote Run today! Lots of new people are...
04/21/2018

And the runners are off! The park is excited to host Trail Running Over Texas - Coyote Run today! Lots of new people are finding out how our 13mile trail system is the hidden gem of North Texas!

April is National Kite Month! Come utilize our sports field to fly your kites like this father and son did today. Beauti...
03/24/2018

April is National Kite Month! Come utilize our sports field to fly your kites like this father and son did today. Beautiful weather for some fun kite flying!

Congratulations to Bobby Slaughter from Godley, TX on catching this 24inch, 7.2lb largemouth bass!
03/18/2018

Congratulations to Bobby Slaughter from Godley, TX on catching this 24inch, 7.2lb largemouth bass!

Thanks Cooke Elementary School for inviting Cleburne State Park to come read to your school for Author's Day 2018.
03/11/2018

Thanks Cooke Elementary School for inviting Cleburne State Park to come read to your school for Author's Day 2018.

03/01/2018

Lots of memories can be shared around a campfire about Cleburne State Park’s historic spillway. Share your story here or better yet come make new ones.

02/11/2018
Friends of Cleburne State Park

The Friends Group has an exciting meeting planned for Saturday February, 17th 2018. Meet at Cedar Lodge at 2pm.

Join us for a presentation about how the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corp) helped to create Cleburne State Park and other Texas state parks on Saturday February 17. Presented by the Friends of Cleburne State Park and led by an Interpretive Ranger, the presentation will include numerous photographs from that time. Afterwards, weather permitting, all those attending will be invited on a private hike to view CCC artifacts that have not been seen by the public in more than 80 years.

Meet at 2 pm, Saturday February 17, at Cedar Lodge in Cleburne State Park. Normal park entry fees apply, but the presentation and hike are at no charge.

01/16/2018

Due to the inclement weather and hazardous road conditions the parks headquarters will be closed today (Tuesday 1/16). The park is still open for day use and camping. Please utilize the self pay station as you enter the park.

01/01/2018

Start the New Year off on the right foot. We will be doing a First Day Hike at 2pm about 2.5 miles long. Dress warm!

12/23/2017

Take a break with nature and enjoy the sunset at Cleburne State Park. Texas winters sure are beautiful!

Happy Holidays from the staff of Cleburne State Park. Below is a picture from 1935 of the CCC Company #3804 mess hall ad...
12/15/2017

Happy Holidays from the staff of Cleburne State Park. Below is a picture from 1935 of the CCC Company #3804 mess hall adorned in Christmas greenery and papier-mache bells. The mess hall which once stood in the park near the current day HQ is ready to serve a holiday feast to the CCC boys that built the park.

#tbt: Mess Hall, Cleburne State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife, c. 1935

Adorned with Christmas greenery and papier-mâché bells, the mess hall is ready for the holiday feast!

US National Archives photo

Cleburne State Park Headquarters will be closed Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 for Team Building. The park will remain open...
12/04/2017

Cleburne State Park Headquarters will be closed Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 for Team Building. The park will remain open. Please use the yellow self-pay station. Exact Cash, Check or Park Pass only.

Address

5800 Park Road 21
Cleburne, TX
76033

General information

When park office is closed, please use Self Pay Station.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 22:00
Thursday 08:00 - 22:00
Friday 08:00 - 22:00
Saturday 08:00 - 22:00
Sunday 08:00 - 22:00

Telephone

(817) 645-4215

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