Cleburne State Park

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Cleburne State Park is located outside of Cleburne , Texas.  Cleburne is in the Prairies and Lakes region of Texas.   The Texas State Parks web site has information and a map of the park.

This park is well run. The staff is courteous, friendly, and helpful. The park was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930's. Unfortunately, some of the subtle park features that the CCC put into place are now in need of repair and restoration.

The restrooms are not all that dirty but they aren't that clean either. Since we arrived here on a Friday, I would have expected that they would be cleaned before the weekend. Also, the showers need curtains.

This is a park I would be happy to stay in again.

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Above left - The park entrance.

Above right - The park headquarters.

Below left - At the beginning of one of the bike trails is this parking area and restrooms.

Below right - A map of the bike trails.

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Above left - Our campsite section.

Above right - Our campsite.

Below left - Looking across the Cedar Lake toward one of the campgrounds.

Below right - A lake cove.

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Above left - The dock next to the park store. There is a swimming area there that is often used by families.

Above right - The same dock from the other side.

Below left - The park store canoes stacked up like firewood.

Below right - The paddle boat docks.

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Above left - The park store front. The park store is where you can rent the little boats.

Above right - The park store entrance. Ice for sale.

Below left - The park store has a coin operated air compressor.

Below right - The boat ramp and sunrise.

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Above left - Cedar Lake was made by the CCC by building a dam. The lake is fed from natural springs in the surrounding area. The creek shown is the water that runs through the dam's spillway. The spillway is shown in the pictures below.

Above right - A couple of fellows out fishing in their bass boat.

Below left and right - the spillway on the dam impounding Cedar Lake.

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Below left - One of the bridges in the park has a weight limit of 15,000 pounds for tandem axles.

Below right - a deer pops her head up in a park meadow. I've also seen rabbits, squirrels, and wild cats.

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