September 1, 2014

Wild Texas Parks: Abilene State Park - Lake Abilene - Tuscola, TX

Abilene State Park - Lake Abilene
Tuscola, Texas (Taylor County)


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About the State Park

Located on the eastern shore of 640-acre Lake Abilene in Tuscola, Texas (Taylor County). Activities include: bicycling, boating, camping, fishing, hiking, nature study, picnicking, swimming and wildlife observation.

Location

Located on Lake Abilene in Taylor County about 16 miles southwest of Abilene. From Abilene, take FM 89 Southwest for 16 miles through Buffalo Gap. The park entrance is 5 miles southwest of Buffalo Gap, accessible from Park Road 32.

The nearest major Texas cities are: Abilene, Dallas, Lubbock

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32.235278° Latitude    -99.879722° Longitude (WGS84/NAD83; decimal degrees)
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Hours

Open 7 days a week year-round from 8 AM to 10 PM for day use activities.

Check for restricted park access before any trip. When controlled public hunts are in progress, general access is not permitted.

Fees

A park entrance fee is charged per day -- $3 per person for adults 13 years of age and older. (Texas residents age 65 or older pay only $2 per person.) NOTE: Listed fees may not be accurate year-round due to seasonal changes. Contact the park directly to confirm fees.

Campsite and other facility fees are in addition to the park entrance fee.

Note: Learn about the $60 Texas State Parks Pass which exempts passholders, and the passengers in their vehicle, from the entrance fees at all Texas State Parks.

Reservations

Reserve Now for campsites or other park facilities.

Reservations can also be made by calling TPWD's Central Reservation System at (512)389-8900 from 9 AM to 8 PM Monday through Friday, 9 AM to noon on Saturdays.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Contact the Abilene State Park Patrons, the officially recognized non-profit support group of Abilene State Park, at 7642 Patricia Lane, Abilene, TX 79606-5534.

Official Contact Information

The State Park is managed by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Abilene State Park - Lake Abilene
150 Park Road 32
Tuscola, TX 79562

Telephone: (325)572-3204
TPWD Park Info: 1-800-792-1112

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