Village Creek State Park

By: Erika Murr

Type: General Entry

Published: July 1, 1995

Village Creek State Park is on U.S. Highway 96 in Lumberton ten miles north of Beaumont in Hardin County. It is a 942-acre park with over a mile of frontage on Village Creek. The park was opened to the public on April 20, 1994. The area is on a flood zone, covered in bottomland forest, cypress swamps, water-tupelo swamps, and baygalls (miniature swamps). Vegetation includes river birch, Spanish moss, hickory trees, blackberries, yaupon thickets, and sweetgums. The park is home to sixty-four species of birds as well as white-tail deer, armadillos, alligators, beavers, minks, and a variety of fish. Recreational activities include fishing, hiking, camping, swimming, canoeing, and picnicking.

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

Erika Murr, “Village Creek State Park,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 26, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

July 1, 1995