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Grayson County Parks are the following 22: Birge Park, Cedar Bayou Publice Use Area, Chapman Park, Cherry Park, Eisenhower State Park, Ely Park, Fielder Park, Flowing Wells Public Use Area, Forest Park, Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, Highport Public Use Area, Island View Public Use Area, Jones Park, Juniper Point Public Use Area, Loy Park, Mill Creek Public Use Area, Moore Park, Munson Park, Old Settlers Park, Paradise Cove Public Use Area, Walnut Creek Public Use Area, and Washington Park.

Eisenhower State Park is composed of 423.1 acres with grassy uplands, including rare remnants of the tall-grass prairie, terminate in rocky, shoreline bluffs and woodlands. Throughout the growing season a large variety of colorful wildflowers bloom. A variety of mammals at the park include armadillo, bat, beaver, coyote, deer, fox, mink, nutria, opossum, rabbit, raccoon, skunk, and squirrel. Wintering bald eagles, pelicans, loons, and other waterfowl may be observed in the area. Recreational activities include picnicking, hiking, biking, nature study, fishing, boating and boat rentals, water skiing, swimming, and wildlife observation, and a variety of camping.

Eisenhower State Park provides the following facilities: restrooms with and without showers; picnic sites; 3 playground areas; campsites; screened shelters; overflow camping area; recreation hall; a campground pavilion; a group camp including water and electric campsites and a campground pavilion; trailer dump stations; a fish-cleaning facility; a launching ramp; a courtesy boat dock; a lighted fishing pier.

Loy Lake Park is located in the city of Denison. This municipal park attracts many visitors each year as it offers facilities for picnicking, fishing, and boating. Visitors to the park can also visit Frontier Village located on the southwestern part of city on Loy Lake Rd. A wonderful addition to Loy Lake Park is the holiday display. A drive through the park during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season adds to the holiday spirit.

Directions: Loy Lake Park is located just 6 miles north of Sherman, Texas and southwest of Denison, Texas, on Highway 75, Exit 67. The Loy Park entrance is immediately west of Highway 75 on Loy Lake Road.

Contact information:

Eisenhower State Park
50 Park Road 20
Denison TX 75020-4878
(903) 465-1956
E-mail: espc@texoma.net



 

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