Eisenhower State Park

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

The park is situated on Lake Texoma. Lake Texoma was completed in 1944 by damming the Red River. Historically, the Red River has been the boundary between Texas and Oklahoma.

Like all parks that are centered around water activities, expect this park to be busy on summer holiday weekends. However, the park was pretty much empty three days after the fourth of July when we arrived. This is mostly a weekend park. I would recommend using it during the week to avoid the crowds.

There were so many rabbits in this park as to be remarkable. The dogs and I played chase the rabbits. I never let the dogs off their leashes so to chase rabbits, we all must run. Thr running just about wore me out.

The park is clean and well maintained. The staff is helpful and courteous. The other guests staying in the park are well behaved. The restrooms were clean but they needed maintenance in the showers. The showers were missing tiles and curtains. The toilets were missing doors.

We will stay in this park again.

While staying in this park, we visited Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site.

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Above left - The power house on Denison Dam.

Above right - The water inlet for the water turbines used to generate electricity. The lake behind the dam is Lake Texoma.

Left - the spillway for the dam. This is extraordinarily large. It is at least a mile across.

Below left and right - Eisenhower has a number of boat launch sites. The dual boat launch site shown below is a good example.

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Above left - a couple of fellows are bringing their boat in to the boat launch.

Above right - the park has a number of docks for boats.

Left - Some of the slips have been converted into living spaces. The house boat to the left is the best converted living space.

Below - The Yacht club and a full service gas dock.

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Above left - the gas dock from the shore.

Above right - pontoon boats for rent - $150 per hour.

Right - Our campsite.

Below - One of the fishing piers.

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