Texas Brazos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Fairfield: Fairfield Lake State Park

Photo by TPWD

In this sparsely populated area, Texas Utilities built its dam, creating Fairfield Lake as a cooling system for its new power plant. The park opened in 1976, and activities include camping, backpacking, hiking, horseback riding on approximately 15 miles of day-use equestrian trails, nature study, bird watching, boating on a 2,400-acre lake, water skiing, jet skiing, fishing, and lake swimming in a large, buoyed sandy area.


  • 123 State Park Road 64
  • Fairfield, Texas
  • 75840


Hours & Fees

  • Daily 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

  • Adult: $4/day. Children (12 and younger): Free

Map & Directions

The park is 6 miles northeast of Fairfield off FM 2570 on FM 3285 adjacent to Fairfield Lake. 90 miles south of the Dallas/ Fort Worth area, 150 miles north of the Houston area, and 60 miles east of Waco.