This park was extremely quiet when I was there. The spring which "never dries up" wad salt dry when I was there, the first time as far as anyone can remember. The bird activity was great, and the trails were well maintained and easy to follow. Very historic site, the first state park in Texas. Campground has level sites with full hook up.
The remodel is great and always a great place to explore!
After the big flood this park was remodeled. The old CCC buildings are there but still closed for fixing. At the other end of the park is a beautiful new visitor center! New campsites with paved pads, water, electric and sewer on 20 sites. Hiking trails, playground and more
What a great park full of history! Mother Neff has a lot to offer and is just about 30 miles from Waco, TX that is known for all the Magnolia stuff! The park headquarters have a lot of information so you can figure out your trip and hit all the main attractions in one decent hike! The cave is an amazing part of history and is definitely a must-see!
Leon river runs through this park, although we are currently in a drought so it is as dry as a bone. The Tonkawa tribe lived along the river in the 1800's and many artifacts have been found along with the awesome cave they used. You can also see the wash pond and parts of the original park in the 1930's. There are lots of trees which make for some great trails and lots of shade. Plus the facilities are brand new and so nice.
The trails are quite short and you could go through the whole park in a day but it is well worth the drive to see and feel the history around you. The do have some really nice RV sites, but the tent camping is very limited and closed currently along with the cabins because of flooding. The park has been destroyed many times from the Leon River flooding and is still in the process of being cleaned up.
Also if you take a 7 mile drive down the road to The Grove, TX, you will find another beautiful piece of history. The Grove a tiny, tiny little ghost town that was established in the 1860's! If you love seeing old buildings it is definitely worth the quick drive and take some awesome pics! Some of the original buildings are still there.
I took a trip here with my son and my grandmother and it was such a fun experience. All of the main attractions were able to be seen from the main trail so my grandma was able to keep up and see the park she has memories of as a kid. She said it is much more fancy now than it was in the 60's!
SpaceX is nearby. You sometimes will hear loud booms at night from their tests. Makes for an interesting time I suppose. The park is on the small side, but the trails have nice features. There was flooding of the old campground, but they have put in a nice new RV campground in the meadow areas. Not much shade, but it won't flood over there.
The dog and I made a quick trip here on our way to Dallas. There are not a lot of hiking trails, but perfect for the day. They did have a lot of flooding at the time, so I was unable to hike everything. I would go back once the flooding has subsided.