Abilene State Park lies in a semi-arid region of Texas, where prairie grass and brushland cover the low hills. Trees in the region include mesquite, juniper, cedar, pecan, elm, live oak, and more. Wildlife in the area is diverse and plentiful, and visiting photographers will find plenty variety of fauna and flora to catch their eye.
Abilene State Park is home to a number of outdoor activity options that you and your whole family can enjoy. In addition to the lake and fishing pond, visitors can camp, hike, bird watch, bike, picnic, geocache, or play on one of a number of courts or fields for basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, or anything else on the wide, grassy field. On the lake, visitors can swim, fish, or boat. The swimming pool is open during summer months.
There are group recreation halls that are reservable for group events. There are also reservable yurts and a lake house cabin. See the park's website for reservation information. Entrance to Abilene State Park is $5 for adults and children under 12 are free. For group rates, contact the park office by phone. The park is open year-round but may experience occasional closures. You can check the park website for scheduled closures.
Dogs are permitted in most areas, but for the safety of you and your pets, make sure your dog is kept on a leash no longer than six feet in length at all times and do not allow your dog to dig, disturb wildlife, or become a nuisance to other visitors. Pets are not allowed inside any of the buildings. Always follow posted signs where dogs are restricted.
If you go hiking with your pet, always come prepared with plenty of water for you and your pet. Also, use caution by notifying someone else where you’re going and when you expect to return. If you follow common courtesy, you, your family, and other visitors can all enjoy the beauty and variety of outdoor activity options that Abilene State Park has to offer.