Purtis Creek State Park


Address
14225 FM 316
Eustace, Texas 75124

Contact
903-425-2332

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Do you like to Camp? Fish? Swim? Just a bit Northeast of Cedar Creek Lake offers a 355-acre lake comparative to Cedar Creek's 33,000 acres.

Paddle a kayak and canoe, hike or bike, like to geocache? This is a great option in the lake area.

Picnic tables, a park area, closed off swimming area equipped with bathroom facilities as well.

Purtis Creek State Park's website states it, "features catch-and-release largemouth bass, as well as catfish and crappie that you can take home. We have fishing piers, fish cleaning stations and boat ramps. Overnight fishing costs $2 per person (if you are not camping); the permit expires at 6 a.m. You do not need a fishing license to fish here.
Take your family fishing! We lend rods, reels and tackle boxes for use in the park.

Bring your own boat, or rent a kayak or paddleboard from PaddleEZ.

We allow 50 motorized boats on the lake at a time, with an "idle only" speed limit and a no-wake policy.

Choose from 59 campsites with water and electricity, five walk-in tent sites, or 13 primitive hike-in sites.
Hike and bike.Tackle the 4.1-mile Wolfpen Hike and Bike Trail. The 1.7-mile Beaver Slide Nature Path takes you along the lakeshore. Or explore the short, easy Solar Trail along the dam.

In addition to renting boats, the park store sells supplies, outdoor equipment, bait, gifts and ice.

We offer guided hikes, paddling basics classes, nature programs and more. Ask about special programs for groups. See our Events page for upcoming programs."

You can click on the map to open Google Maps in a new tab for directions and more.

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Cedar Creek Lake Current Weather Alerts

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Cedar Creek Lake Weather Forecast

Tuesday

Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 86

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 72

Wednesday

Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 89

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 72

Thursday

Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 86

Thursday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 72

Friday

Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 86

Friday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 72


Cedar Creek Lake Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 7/23: 321.62 (-0.38)



Cedar Creek Lake

Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 17)

EXCELLENT. slightly stained; 87 degrees; 0.37 feet below pool. Hybrids and white bass are good at daylight on midlake points and drop offs along sandy flats throughout the dam area, Crappie Island, Key Ranch and the spillway humps in 13-22 feet. Cast spinners and slabs and look for schooling fish on these flats as well as deeper seawalls and shorelines. Then fish any hump in 17-25 feet throughout the lake to find fish stacked up in schools as the day heats up. Use spinnerbaits or drop a slab down to the bottom and work it fast up and down and the fish will hit it immediately. Also throwing out a slab and reeling it back with a slow retrieve is also working well. The evening bite from 5-9 p.m has also been very good. Hit up seawalls close to points in depths of 1-18 feet and cast rattle traps, spoons, slabs or sassy shads to get the hybrids to bite. The crappie bite has been challenging. Now Target crappie with small jigs in 5-12 feet under bridge pylons, hidden brush piles throughout the lake or under docks. Limits are being reported, although guides have been reporting very tough conditions with smaller sized fish being caught. Report by Brent Herbeck, Herbeck’s Lonestar Fishing Guide Service. The water temperature ranges from mid to upper 80s, and is slightly stained to stained heading south to north. Blue catfish are still in the deeper water with the best action on main lake humps in 12-24 feet with cut shad. During the dog days of summer try floating a bait across deep water in 15-30 feet, suspend the bait 2-5 feet down from the surface of the water to fish the upper column of the water. Channel catfish can be caught in most any cove or point on the lake with punch bait, cut bait, earthworms or shrimp. Report by Jason Barber, Kings Creek Adventures.

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