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Huntsville State Park

Huntsville State Park
Park
egret at Lake Raven in Huntsville State Park
Country United States
State Texas
Region Walker County
For public Open to the public during park hours
Website: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/huntsville/

Huntsville State Park is a 2,083.2-acre (843 ha) wooded recreational area, six miles (10 km) southwest of Huntsville, Texas, within the county of Walker.

History

The park was acquired by deeds from private owners in 1937 and was opened in 1938.

In the early 1930s, it was suggested at a meeting of the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce that a large public recreation place, in one of the several magnificently timbered areas about Huntsville, be built. The Chamber of Commerce approached the Texas State Parks Board with this proposal. The Board told them that the community would have to donate the land. Twenty thousand dollars in bonds would have to be sold by Walker County to pay for the land needed. In early 1936, the voters of Walker County voted better than four to one in favor of [1] the bond issue.

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External links

  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Park Page

Coordinates: 30°37′05″N 95°31′35″W / 30.61806°N 95.52639°W / 30.61806; -95.52639

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