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About Cleburne State Park
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
No WiFi
Cleburne State Park is located in Texas
32.252 N
-97.55 W
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12 Reviews of Cleburne State Park
Clean and quiet

An easy drive from the dfw area. This state park was clean and well maintained. Our site was close to the water, and the morning sunrises and evening sunsets were beautiful.

Nice state park

Looks nice will add review at end of stay.

Great spot to get away.

Camped here a lot in my teenage days. Nice place. Clean spots.


Nothing special

Unexpected Surprise

We decided to stay at Cleburne for spring break because it was one of the few Texas state parks with sewer hookups (which we wanted for a week long stay). We were pleasantly surprised!

The park is large in that its long and narrow. Most of the campsites are quite a ways for the main hiking area and kind of a roundabout way to get to the playground and lake area. Everything was bikable too, just a long bike ride.

We love to mountain bike but were disappointed that most of the trails are crushed gravel not suitable to the casual rider (or kids). However, the hiking was amazing. Lots of tree covered areas and maintained trails. And the highlight was the spillway off the lake and the resulting creek. Several series of "waterfalls" and little pools for the kids to splash around in. We visited the spillway each day of our visit.

The playground was a nice bonus. The lake had a nice swim area and dock. They should rent canoes/kayaks out like other state parks.

We'll be back!

Great group camp grounds but lovely for weekend getaway

Keyhole camp grounds are great! About 4-6 sites backing up to a creek. Great if you have a big group. Close to bathrooms and trailhead. Great Lake area too. But we went in November.

A little known retreat just outside DFW metroplex

Cleburne State Park is one of those places that flies under the radar, until you happen to check it out and fall in love. It’s not big, but it is very peaceful and secluded feeling. The campsites are excellent and generally well shaded. The small no-wake lake is a fisherman’s paradise, and the playground and swimming beach are ideal for families. I have camped here a number of times, and explored the trails around the lake on foot and on bicycle. It’s actually popular with mountain bikers, and is worth even just doing a day trip to hit the trails of various difficulty levels. There is an old CCC bridge and the CCC built spillway is especially cool to check out, for any Civilian Conservation Corps architecture fans out there. In short, it’s not the biggest, flashiest, or most famous park out there, but I think that’s part of what makes Cleburne State Park great.

great hiking

We were there in late fall (early November). We were able to do quite a bit of hiking and really enjoyed the variety of trails. We saw big cats on the trail at a distance and that was a thrill! Lots of other wild life too!

Gorgeous car camping

Such a beautiful place to camp. Our campsite was wooded and overlooked the lake. We were able to fish, hike, and kayak. We got two large tents at our campsite and had plenty of room. The trees were also perfect for hanging out hammocks.

Waterfalls at the spillway

If it's been raining, the spillway has several waterfalls and you can swim next to them! The lake is ok to paddle, but it's a little small. Watch out for poison ivy along the trails. It is everywhere! Nice that the trails go around the lake. You can spend the whole day hiking and swimming.