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brochure Abilene - Rack Card

Rack Card of Abilene State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Abilene S TAT E PA R K PA N H A N D L E P L A I N S Abilene STATE PARK The wooded stream valleys, low limestone hills and prairie grasses of Abilene State Park in north-central Texas have long invited visitors. Well before modern times, the waters of Elm Creek and the surrounding vegetation attracted migrating buffalo, traveling Indians and cattle drives. Today, visitors enjoy relaxing in the shaded campground and splashing in the park’s swimming pool, constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The park also has a nature trail, and there’s boating and fishing in nearby Lake Abilene. Camping: Campsites with water only, water and electricity, and full hook-ups. Yurts and screened shelters. Group Facilities: Air-conditioned halls with kitchen (capacity 50). Group trailer area for day use or overnight. Picnicking: Large picnic area with tables and grills. Playground and game area for horseshoes, sand volleyball and baseball. Swimming: Pool open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Designated swimming area in Lake Abilene. Boating: Permitted in Lake Abilene. No water skiing or jet skiing. Canoes and kayaks available to rent. Fishing: In Lake Abilene or Buffalo Wallow Pond. Trails: 1 1/2-mile self-guided nature trail. Biking and hiking around Lake Abilene. Texas State Parks Store: One-of-a-kind items, gifts, ice, etc. 20 Abilene 84 20 277 126 153 89 89 Buffalo Gap 83 84 36 613 Abilene SP Located in Taylor County; 11 miles southwest of Abilene to Buffalo Gap on FM 89, then five miles southwest to Park Road 32. Abilene State Park 150 Park Rd. 32, Tuscola, TX 79562 • (325) 572-3204 www.texasstateparks.org Rates and reservations: (512) 389-8900. For info only: (800) 792-1112. Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. © 2019 TPWD PWD CD P4506-001G (8/19) In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041.

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