Just south of Cleburne is the outstanding Cleburne State Park – a 528-acre park with screened shelters, tent sites, full hook-ups, a 116 acre spring fed lake, and bike and hiking trails. The park is very clean and well maintained. Some of the roads and facilities are a little dated and others, like some of the restrooms, have been redone and updated.
Texas Parks & Wildlife acquired the property in 1935 and the Civilian Conservation Corp moved in to build Cleburne State Park which opened in 1938. Because of the abundant wildlife, dense woods, and several clear water springs, the area surrounding Cleburne State Park was a favorite hunting ground for many Indian tribesmen and the area served as a trail from the northwest to raid the homesteads in the south.
Cleburne State Park is a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy camping, campfires (when there is no burn ban), good outdoor cooking, the lake, and bike trails.
For side trips, we enjoy exploring Glen Rose and all it has to offer, playing golf at Squaw Valley (36 great holes), playing in the river, attending a bluegrass festival, or enjoying some of the restaurants. Nearby Fossil Rim is fantastic and everyone from 4 to 90 will enjoy it. Cleburne has has a very good 18 hole links course - read our review of Cleburne Golf Links to learn more.
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