On the shores of Lake Texoma, Eisenhower State Park offers visitors the opportunity to camp, hike, swim, fish, picnic, geocache, and more! At only an hour north of Dallas, Eisenhower State Park is a great nearby escape from busy city life. Fishers may choose from two piers, including a lighted fishing pier open to evening fishing. The lake is full of striped bass, crappie, and catfish. There is also a cleaning station and boat ramp, as well as fishing equipment available for loan. No fishing permit is required if you fish from the shore.
Campers in the park may choose from basic tent sites to fully equipped RV sites, or even a screened shelter or “Ike’s Cabin.” Groups may reserve the picnic pavilion or recreation hall for events and get-togethers. The park is open daily and costs $5 per day for adults. Children under 12 can enter the park for free. Reservations can be made in advance by calling the park office or through the park’s website.
In Texas, dogs are allowed in most campgrounds and trails, but are never allowed inside buildings. Make sure you have physical control of your dog at all times and keep them in a crate or on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. Be aware of posted signage that may indicate places where dogs are prohibited, and always be respectful of campground and trail rules.
As with any state park or recreation area, make sure to clean up after yourself and your pet. Make sure your dog is current on all vaccinations and bring proof of current rabies vaccine. Don’t bring unvaccinated puppies, females in heat, or aggressive dogs. If you’re in the Dallas area and looking to get away for the day or a weekend, Eisenhower State Park is a great place to spend time outdoors with your family, even four-legged members.