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.
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. Oak Park swim beach is for registered campers only, Oak Park Day Use is a separate park available for day use visitors. Life Jacket Loaner Station located at gatehouse.
Propane, natural gas, wood, or charcoal can be used for outdoor cooking as long as it has a complete and full enclosure that is utilized at all times. The cooking device shall be clear of vegetation and/or combustible materials or debris. It must be on the pavement, gravel, concrete, or the impact zones surrounding picnic tables. Adequate water hose or fire extinguishers should be available. Use of fire rings is prohibited. Coals must be fully extinguished and cooled prior to disposal.
Off-road vehicles: ATV's, UTV's and golf carts are not permitted.
Argentine Ants: 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.
Fires are restricted to designated areas only.
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. Branches and sticks found on the ground may be used.
Day Use Fee: There is a $5 day use fee per vehicle for fishing, swimming, and using the boat ramp or dump station.
Day Use hours end at sunset for day users that are not registered campers. This includes swimming, fishing and drive throughs.
Visitors must park in overflow parking.
Pools: Small pools are permitted but must remain on the pavement or sand impact zone. Pools cannot be placed on the grass. Slip-n-slides are prohibited.
Fireworks: Fireworks are not authorized at any time.
Bounce Houses authorized at group shelters by permit only. Contact the lake office for more information (254) 578-1431.
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.
1225 FM 667 PURDON TX 76679
For campground inquiries, please call: 254-578-1431
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.