Palo Pinto
Panhandle Plains
Palo Pinto Mountains Texas State Park
Future Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Information:
The Palo Pinto Mountains State Park and 81surface acre Tucker Lake is in the Texas Cross Timbers Region off RM 2372, 2 miles southwest of Strawn. The Strawn City Park is located lakeside and features a few picnic tables. In October 2011, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Nature Conservancy of Texas purchased Tucker Lake and 3,333 acres of land on the Palo Pinto and Stephens County line from the heirs of Shalor Copeland, and from other landowners. The $7.14 million for the land purchase came from the 2008 sale of 400 acres TPWD owned land at Eagle Mountain Lake near Fort Worth. TPWD determined that the 400 acre lake parcel was too small to develop into a state park. The Tarrant Regional Water District now owns the Fort Worth 400 acres and plans to develop it into a regional park. The Tucker Lake land fronts 2 miles of the north fork of Palo Pinto Creek. The parks hills offer 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside. It will take a few years to develop a park master plan and to construct the park, and to acquire funding for the park. Donations are gratefully accepted. As of 2015, the park had developed some amenities and was hosting a few events, such as trail rides, stargazing, and wildlife viewing. This future state park is located midway between Fort Worth and Abilene, and 2 miles southwest of Strawn, Texas. (254) 210-3015.1915 FM 2372, Strawn.  Tucker Lake Fish Stocking History

Birding -
Texas Prairies and Pineywoods west Birding Wildlife Trail:
Palo Pinto Loop:  Jacksboro, Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Thurber, Strawn, Ranger, Caddo, Graham
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