The Handbook of Texas is free-to-use thanks to the support of readers like you. Support the Handbook today.

Font size: A / A reset

Support Texas History Now


Join TSHA to support quality Texas history programs and receive exclusive benefits.

Become a TSHA Member Today »

Lake Texana State Park

Stephen L. Hardin General Entry

Lake Texana State Park is on Lake Texana 6½ miles east of Edna in central Jackson County. The park, operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, consists of 575 acres of coastal prairie and oak woodlands and is operated under a fifty-year lease from the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority and Water and Power Resources Service. The main entrance to the park is on State Highway 111. The park provides opportunities for camping, fishing, swimming, canoeing, boating, and hiking. It also offers more leisurely pleasures such as picnicking and unstructured nature study. The area houses a wide variety of trees, including live oak, post oak, pecan, water oak, American elm, cedar elm, Texas sugarberry, red mulberry, and hawthorn. The shrubs and vines include yaupon, American beautyberry, greenbriar, and mustang grapes. A double ramp provides ready excess to the lake. Anglers may cast from the banks, boats, a jetty, a pier handy to picnic areas, or either of two lighted fishing piers located near the overnight-use areas.

Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Stephen L. Hardin, “Lake Texana State Park,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 31, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/lake-texana-state-park.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Loading