For a furbulous day out in the great outdoors, the Daingerfield State Park is home to some of the best park amenities available today. Whether you and your pup prefer the land or water, this park has got you covered!
If you're looking to get out and enjoy the water with your canine, the park offers a pawrific 80 acre lake. Bring your own boat or rent paddle boats, canoes, tandem kayaks, and even flat-bottomed fishing boats for the day. Boat rentals are available year-round, although winter kayaking tends to only be for braver souls. Paddleboard rentals are also available from the beginning of spring break all the way through Labor Day. Swimming is also available just for the humans, as dogs are prohibited from both swimming and accessing designated swimming areas. You can fish with your best canine bud by your side, and you don't even need a license. With a fishing pier, bait for sale, and fishing equipment for rent, you can try your hand at catching bass, crappie or perch.
For those who prefer the land, over five miles of hiking trails are waiting for you and your canine to explore. All of these trails have stations with clean-up bags and trash cans so that you can help keep the park pristine. These trails also host several local species of wildflowers that are particularly beautiful come springtime. Meander around the lake on the 2.4 mile Rustling Leaves Trail, or work up a sweat on the 1.2 mile Mountain View Trail to see the highest place in the park.
Campers will enjoy the many dog-friendly campsites available, such as 50 RV sites, all with full RV hookups to ensure a comfortable stay. For the more traditional campers, 80 tent sites also host full plumbing and are immediately adjacent to both the public bathrooms and paid showers.
No matter what you do in this park, always be prepared with drinking water to share with your pup, and clean-up bags, and always pick up whatever your dog leaves behind. Keep your dog on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. Note that access to the park is $4 for each adult, while children 12 and under are free. Campsites and rentals do come with additional fees. And if you furgot anything at home, check out the general store.
Whether for an afternoon or a weekend, you and your pup will love exploring Daingerfield State Park!