Martin Dies, Jr. State Park

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park

Things to Do

Visitors can enjoy camping, hiking, boating, canoeing, fishing, swimming, mountain biking, and wildlife and bird watching.

Paddling: The Walnut Slough Paddling Trail, Sandy Creek Paddling Trail and Neches Paddling Trail are three trails through and around Martin Dies, Jr. State Park that offer a variety of experiences on the park's backwater sloughs along Spring Creek, the wide open B.A. Steinhagen Reservoir, and the fast-moving Neches River, all filled with amazing wildlife watching opportunities. Enjoy 3 to 16 miles of trails, depending on the route you choose. 

Equipment Rentals

The park rents canoes, bicycles, volleyballs and horseshoes.

Ranger Programs

The Nature Center contains numerous hands-on activities for children and adults. Programs are offered every weekend in canoeing basics, nature walks, plants, animals and other outdoor subjects and recreational activities. For information on the schedule for these activities, contact the park. Group tours are by reservation. Check the calendar for upcoming events and programs.

 Area Attractions 

Nearby points of interest include Village Creek State ParkAngelina-Neches-Dam B Wildlife Management Area; winter bald eagle census conducted at the Sam Rayburn Reservoir; the Dogwood Festival held at Woodville; and a rodeo held in Jasper. In addition, the park is located approximately 30 miles from the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation, Big Thicket National Preserve, National Forest Service areas, Sam Rayburn Lake and Toledo Bend Lake.

634 Park Road 48 South
Jasper, TX 75951

Latitude: 30.842882

Longitude: -94.171966

(409) 384-5231

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900
Reserve by fax

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $3 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

Open daily.
Gate is open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Busy Season

Spring and summer


January average low is 38 degrees. July average high is 93 degrees. Wettest month is September. First freeze occurs early November. Last freeze occurs late March.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

221 feet

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