McClellan Creek National Grassland

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: April 1, 1995

Updated: July 30, 2020

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McClellan Creek National Grassland is on Farm Road 2477 five miles north of State Highway 70 in Gray County. The 1,449-acre preserve was purchased by the Department of the Interior during the 1930s under the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act in an effort to return some the badly eroded land of the Dust Bowl to its natural state. The park, which includes Lake McClellan, is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service regional office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, under a policy of multiple use for range, watershed, recreation, and wildlife. Open grasslands, marshes, and woodlands provide habitats for a variety of animal life, ranging from deer and coyotes to quail and turkeys. Facilities include camping and picnicking areas and a boat dock.

George Oxford Miller, Texas Parks and Campgrounds: Central, South, and West Texas (Austin: Texas Monthly Press, 1984).

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

Christopher Long, “McClellan Creek National Grassland,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 18, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

April 1, 1995
July 30, 2020