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DAINGERFIELD STATE RECREATION AREA. Daingerfield State Recreation Area is off State Highway 49 two miles east of Daingerfield in south central Morris County. The 551-acre park includes an eighty-acre lake and was established in 1935 as a Civilian Conservation Corps project. It was opened to the public in 1938. During the Civil War the area was a center of iron manufacture where factories made guns and other metal products. The flora is mixed pine and hardwood forest. Park facilities include camp and picnic sites, a 2½-mile hiking trial, a boat ramp, a playground, and a fishing pier.


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

Christopher Long


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

Christopher Long, "DAINGERFIELD STATE RECREATION AREA," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.