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Future Palo Pinto Mountains State Park grows, adds lake access

Written by , published June 6, 2014

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is adding 120 acres to the future Palo Pinto Mountains State Park, including lakefront acreage that will give park visitors access to Tucker Lake. 

The City of Strawn donated the land, which brings the future park’s total acreage to more than 4,000, according to a news release from the Parks and Wildlife Department. The department has not specified when the new park will open, saying the opening is not expected “for at least several years.” The department is currently working on a public use plan for the park.

“Tucker Lake represents a central feature in the opportunities to be offered at the park,” says Rodney Franklin, Texas State Parks regional director.

Texas Parks and Wildlife bought the land for the park in 2011. The park encompasses former ranch land in the Cross Timbers region of southeast Stephens and southwest Palo Pinto counties just north of Interstate 20.  

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