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ATTENTION: Due to High Water Levels, the Swim Beach is Currently Closed until further notice.
Attention: Both boat ramps are currently closed because of high water levels


part ofSam Rayburn Reservoir, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015   Season Dates


Hanks Creek Park has something for everyone, with plenty of water sports on Sam Rayburn Reservoir and volleyball, mountain biking, wild life viewing and birding for those who want to stay on shore.

The Red-cockaded woodpecker, an endangered species, is found throughout the forest surrounding the reservoir. The bird makes its home by pecking cavities in large, living pine trees.

Natural Features:

Sam Rayburn Reservoir, also called Lake Sam Rayburn, boasts over 114,000 surface acres, making it the largest man-made lake completely in Texas. It's surrounded by the Angelina National Forest, and is within short proximity to the Sabine and Davy Crockett National Forests.


Fishing is excellent for largemouth bass, crappie, catfish and sunfish, with frequent fishing tournaments. The lake is also popular for jet skiing, water skiing and swimming.


The park features 47 campsites with electric hookups. Additional amenities include group camping, a playground, boat ramp and hot showers.

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
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
  • Volleyball Courts
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
Within 10 Miles
  • Hunting
Know Before You Go
  • Limit 2 vehicles per site
  • Limit 2 tents per site or 1 tent plus 1 RV per site
  • Fires allowed in campfire rings only
  • Pets must be on a leash 6 ft. or less in length
  • Notice: playground on camping side is closed.
  • No golf carts or all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) allowed
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
31.27194, -94.40306
31°16'19"N, 94°24'11"W

From Zavalla, TX, take State Hwy 147 northeast for 1/4 mile, then turn north on FM 2109, go 8 miles to FM 2801. Turn right (east) on FM 2801 and go 2 miles to the park entrance. Follow signs into the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

RT 3 BOX 486
JASPER  TX  75951-9598

Phone Number:

Information:  (409)384-5716
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