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TWIN DIKES, TX

part ofSam Rayburn Reservoir, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Twin Dikes Park is located on the waters of the Sam Rayburn Reservoir, in the Piney Woods of southeast Texas.

The region lies in the migration path of warblers, vireos, and other species of neotropical migrants, so spring is an opportune time for birders to visit the park.

Natural Features:

Twin Dikes is on the southern shore of Sam Rayburn Reservoir, in the Big Thicket region of Texas, the densest portion of the Piney Woods, a region characterized by temperate coniferous forests.

The 114,000-acre lake was impounded in 1965 along the Angelina River, and has an average depth of 80 feet with average clarity.

Recreation:

The lake is a highly popular recreation destination for boating and fishing. Game fish include largemouth bass, bluegill and channel catfish. The abundance of bass in the lake, has inspired more than 300 annual tournaments.

Facilities:

The park features 46 campsites with 30 to 50 amp electric hookups. Water hookups are also at each site, and the park boasts hot showers, a group picnic shelter and boat ramp.

Nearby Attractions:

The 20,700-acre Bannister Wildlife Management Area is on the northern peninsula of the lake. Hikers and bikers can come here to explore the designated Eastern Wild Turkey restoration site.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Pay Phone
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Marina
  • Restaurant
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • Hunting
  • Laundry Facilities
Know Before You Go
  • Limit 2 vehicles per site
  • Limit 2 tents per site or 1 tent plus 1 RV per site
  • There is a $4/day fee for extra vehicles
  • Fires allowed in campfire rings only
  • Pets must be on a leash 6 ft. or less in length
  • No golf carts or all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) allowed

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
31.0725, -94.05944
31°4'21"N, 94°3'34"W

From Jasper, TX, take US 96 north 13 miles. Go west on Recreation Rd, (FM 255) for 5 miles to the park entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

TWIN DIKES
RT 3 BOX 486
JASPER  TX  75951-9598

Phone Number:

Information:  (409)384-5716
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