Purtis Creek State Park sits on 1582 acres that was acquired in 1977 from private owners and then opened to the public in 1988. The Park is located about 15 minutes south of Canton and on land that was once roamed by the Wichita and Caddo Indians.
The Park is located on a 355 acre lake that was designed with the primary purpose for bass fishing. Purtis Creek State Park is also popular with bird watchers looking to spot more than 200 different bird species that make the park home.
There are 58 water and electric sites, 13 backpack in tent sites, and a group tent camping area with 5 sites. All of the sites are shaded. Some of the sites may not be suitable for bigger rigs.
The Park is clean and well maintained. Purtis Creek is located in some pretty countryside with access to Canton and Interstate 20 is convenient.
We come to Purtis Creek to enjoy the camping (site 21 is our favorite), swimming in the lake, hiking or biking the trails, and fishing with the grandkids.
Some of the other things that we have done during our stay at Purtis Creek include:
visit Canton to shop at First Monday Trade Days or ride the zip lines at Wired Zip Line Tours
play golf at near by Pinnacle Golf Course, Twin Lakes, or at Garden Valley
take a day trip to Edom for a great breakfast, shop the quaint stores, or to buy some plants at Blue Moon Nursery
Canton is about 15 minutes away and it's home to the largest flea market in the US (First Monday Trade Days), a couple good restaurants, a great golf course, lots of shopping, and a fun zip line tour.
If you like golf, then you have several excellent nearby golf courses - check out this North Texas Golf Map to find a course and read our review to learn more about the course. Our favorites that close are Twin Lakes in Canton, Pinnacle Golf Club on Cedar Creek Lake, and Garden Valley in Lindale.
Or if you don't mind driving an hour, you can explore Tyler which is home to several things to see and do including a great zoo.