A girl and man enjoying East Texas State Parks.

Texas has some beautiful natural state parks and open public parks. East Texas has several fun parks for families or those who want to take a breather for a picnic. Canton, Texas, is a great place with many attractions and many parks in its proximity. If you are looking for places to relax and areas where your kids can have fun, book directly with Mill Creek Ranch Resort. We are in an ideal location for those who want to explore the landscape and parks of East Texas. Continue reading to learn more about the parks and state parks in the East Texas area near Canton.

Cherry Creek Park

Cherry Creek Park is perfect for a mid-day picnic. It is located in downtown Canton and includes open space, playground equipment, and grills. In addition, there is a well-groomed walking path through the park and an observation deck from which you can view all of the wildlife. 

Old City Lake Park

If you want to, you can walk from Cherry Creek Park to Old City Lake Park. It’s another great park along the shores of City Lake. The park offers picnic areas and playground equipment. It also allows fishing and swimming; however, there is no lifeguard on duty. 

Purtis Creek State Park

If you venture outside of Canton, you can find one of Texas’ awesome state parks. Purtis Creek State Park has a lot for you to explore. The park is fantastic for those looking to fish for largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie in the 355-acre lake. In addition to fishing, you can also swim, boat, and paddle. You can try hiking the four-mile-long Wolfpen trail or view the shoreline along the Beaver Slide Nature Path.

Have Fun At The Park

Spend an afternoon exploring all you can do in some of these state parks and public parks in East Texas. You can enjoy the parks and more near Canton by booking directly with Mill Creek Ranch Resort. Let Mill Creek Ranch Resort help you out. Make this your home for future reunions, activities, and family bonding at Mill Creek Ranch Resort. Immerse yourself in East Texas’s raw beauty and charm by booking your stay with us.