Purtis Creek State Recreation Area

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: May 1, 1995

Purtis Creek State Recreation Area is on Farm Road 316 three miles north of Eustace in Henderson and Van Zandt counties. The 1,566-acre park was purchased from private owners between 1976 and 1982 for $2 million. Among the park's main attractions is a small fishing lake, which is regularly stocked with bass and other fish. The terrain is typical of the Post Oak Savannah region of Texas, with abundant stands of oak, elms, walnuts, pecans, and eastern red cedars. Woodpeckers, warblers, vireos, and other woodland birds are common in the area. Facilities include restrooms, hiking trials, camping and picnicking areas, and a boat ramp.

Ray Miller, Texas Parks (Houston: Cordovan, 1984).

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

Christopher Long, “Purtis Creek State Recreation Area,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 28, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/purtis-creek-state-recreation-area.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

May 1, 1995