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Abilene State Park

150 Park Road 32

Comanches frequented what is now the park, camping in the groves of native pecan trees, like you see in our picnic area.

The state acquired the property in 1933 from the city of Abilene. The park, with 529.4 acres, is southwest of Abilene, in Taylor County.

The Civilian Conservation Corps built the park’s facilities in the early 1930s. Abilene State Park opened on May 10, 1934.


Terry Moorhead

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The Park was great! It was very well kept by a very giving hard-working skeleton crew because of State Park budget restrictions. It's amazing that so few people could put so much heart into it to make it one of the top 2 of 7 I've visited. I would advise to make sure you identify fuel and grocery store locations before the trip as even though there are plenty of options in the area, they are more sprawled out then other parts of the state. Also if you have a cell phone booster expect to use it because of the hills of the region. Thank you to the staff and volunteers for a great stay and a great example of our Texas hospitality.

Randy Jones

Saturday, July 21, 2018
A beautiful State Park with super friendly staff of rangers. Plentiful shady oaks and TV sites are double width and level throughout the park. Large swimming pool, bird blind, hiking, and monthly 'star party' with provided telescopes to view the night sky. Highly recommended!

Cary slagh

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Nice park, nice sites, though little to close for our liking but not terrible. Park staff was very helpful, when ask where to fish, very willing to extend some pics of his friends fish caught just a week prior to our trip and fishing tips, like where to fish and what to use. But same as our fishing trip at Fort Richardson, we couldn’t even give the bait away, could be us, just wrong time of year or the fact that the lake is very low. As for the little lake close to camp sites, over grown in cat tails and in very much a need of some help. But as for the trails go they where nice, plenty of game trails off the main trails to keep us entertained and even allowed us to get fairly close to some deer. Bathrooms where clean but like the lake in need of some help in the form of updating and repairs. Overall we like this park and will be back, we think and this is only our opinion. Our parks need some help, financial help, they need more money to make repairs and updating. I’m not sure how to get that to them, maybe from our state or maybe up the cost a little. Less than 10 bucks per day per person is fairly cheap, considering all there is to do in our state parks. Some families will spend 100s of dollars a day for theme parks and not think twice about it, but we can’t spend 10-15 dollars per person for a fun, historic, wildlife filled experience with our families in a state park. They even offer a park pass for $70 a year (details on app). Just our thoughts, thank you Abilene state park.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Nice quiet place to camp with large trees and tons of wildlife. The facility is pretty old for example the sand volleyball court needs a new net and baseball field is just that a field just in case you plan on using that stuff. The pool is humungous but was closed half full and green in may. Not sure if that's a permanent thing or just have not cleaned it up for summer. You might want to call and ask if you plan on swimming. The lake is outside the park but you can walk to it just expect a little walk and to cross a major road. Awesome place to camp though we loved it. Buffalo gap town is a cool small town as well.

Janeene Bradley

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Wish trails were marked better. We got lost as some trails that ran into each other led us farther away from vehicle and with a gimpy person with bad knees, a 0.9 mile compared to a 3 mile is a huge difference. Hubby left me and daughter and dog so I wouldn't walk anymore. He came with vehicle. Beautiful area but trails could uze some help.

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