Deep in the woods of the far-Eastern side of Texas, where two rivers converge, Martin Dies, Jr. State Park is a beautiful and peaceful spot to spend the day or weekend enjoying nature and everything the park has to offer. Visitors to Martin Dies, Jr. State Park may paddle along the waters of the Neches and Angelina Rivers, explore the trails, swim, fish, geocache, camp, and more.
The park offers several options for those looking to stay the night. You and your family can enjoy camping at one of 200 sites, most equipped with water and electricity. For those who prefer glamping, you can rent a screened shelter or an air-conditioned cabin or shelter. There is also a 100-person group hall available to rent for family events.
Martin Dies, Jr. State Park, just like other Texas state parks, does not permit pets inside buildings. And for your pet’s safety and for the protection of local wildlife, dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. If you’re hiking with your dog, always bring enough water for yourself and your pet. In the park, it’s always a good idea to bring your own waste bags, and always clean up after your pet and yourself. Always be respectful of posted rules and of other park visitors; never bring aggressive dogs or unvaccinated puppies, or allow your dog to be a nuisance to others.
The park admission fee is $4 per adult, but free for children 12 and under. Reservations can be made in advance by calling the park’s office or by visiting the park’s website. If you are in Eastern Texas and looking for a place to unwind and relax for a day trip or a weekend, Martin Dies, Jr. State Park might be just the place for you, your family, and even your four legged pet!