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OAK (Navarro Mills Lake), TX

part ofNavarro Mills Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015   Season Dates


Oak Park is located on the northeastern shore of Navarro Mills Lake in central Texas.

Visitors can enjoy a view of the lake from the facility and participate in popular outdoor actives like camping, boating, fishing and picnicking. The lake area provides the perfect setting to get away from it all, especially for city-dwellers from the nearby Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.

Natural Features:

Most of the campsites are shady, and Oak Park is also a favorite viewing area for wildflowers. The brilliant array of native flowers draws visitors from all over to the lake area during the spring. Bluebonnets, paintbrushes and a myriad of other native plants transform the often-bleak winter landscape into an incredible palette of colors.

A wide variety of habitat provides a home and abundant food supply to diverse wildlife. Visitors might stumble across squirrels, rabbits, coyotes, foxes, bobcats, white-tailed deer, raccoon or armadillo.


Birding is a favorite year-round pastime for lake guests. Many species of songbirds, hawks, great blue herons, ducks, geese, other shorebirds and even an occasional bald eagle visit the area.

Fishing is also popular at Navarro Mills, and the lake holds the current state record for white crappie. Fishermen come from near and far to sample some of the best crappie fishing anywhere.

There are also healthy populations of channel and yellow catfish, and hefty hybrid stripers are often caught below the dam when water is being released. Liberty Hill has a fishing pier, and there is a full-service marina at the lake.


This facility has 48 campsites, all of which have electric and water hookups, as well as one group campsite that can accommodate up to 125 people.

A boat ramp, swim beach, playground, fishing pier and group shelter are located in the park. There is also a separate day use area open from April through September with picnic tables, restrooms and a swimming beach.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • General Store
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • This facility is open year-round
  • Gatehouse is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m; a night exit is available for campers who leave after 10 p.m.
  • Gate attendants live on-site and are available 24 hours/day in case of emergency 24 hours per day
  • Visitor and day-use hours end at 9 p.m.
  • Day use fees for visitors who have not paid the camping fee are $3 per day for the boat launch, $4 per day for the dump station and $1 per person per day for swimming
  • Off-road vehicles are not permitted
  • Fires are restricted to designated areas only

    Please be advised that Argentine ants exist in our parks. They are listed by the World Conservation Union as one of the world’s 100 worst invasive species. There is currently no reliable treatment or chemical available to effectively control Argentine ant populations, but we are aware of the problem and are working with pesticide applicators, other agencies and partners to find an effective means of control, so we may provide pleasant, safe, and healthy recreation opportunities for you and other members of the public.

    You can help during your visit to Navarro Mills Lake by following these steps:
  • 1) Do not leave food and drinks sitting around.
  • 2) Keep sites free of trash.
  • 3) Hang trash bags during the day.
  • 4) Do not leave trash bags out overnight.
  • 5) Spread (Argentine) ant poison around the tires and jack of your campers, as well as power and water connections.
  • 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):
31.96531, -96.6903
31°57'55"N, 96°41'25"W

From Waco or Corsicana, Texas, take State Highway 31 to the intersection with FM 667. Turn north on FM 667 and travel about 1.5 miles to the park entrance on the left side of the road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

OAK (Navarro Mills Lake)
1225 FM 667
PURDON  TX  76679

Phone Number:

Information:  (254)578-1431
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