Mission Tejas State Park, Weches Texas


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 Mission Tejas State Park, a small unique park tucked into the Pineywoods of East Texas is worth a stop for a day or two.  Located in Houston County near the North end of the Davy Crockett National Forest it is home to two historic structures.First the mission, a commemorative representation of the original Mission San Francisco de los Tejas.  This was the 1st Spanish Mission in the then province of Texas established in 1690.  It was built by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) in 1934.  It’s location near the campground gives you a good chance to take plenty of pictures and perhaps just sit and reflect on what life was like for the priests (Frays) who lived and worked here attempting to teach Christianity to the Indians.  The other notable building is the Rice Family Log Home built in 1828.  After it was given to the park by a Rice family member in was restored and moved to it’s current location in the park in 1974.  It has been modified many times over it’s 160 years history but the log form remains original and it stands as an example of pioneer housing.  Mr. Rice opened his home many times to adventurers and travelers as they crossed Texas on The Old San Antiono Road.  Camping at this park is tranquil and serene.  There are only 5 full hook-up sites. (7-11) We stayed in site #8.  #5 assigned to us when we arrived was too small for our 30′ travel trailer.  There are 7 water and electric sites, an additional three water and electric for tents only as well as two water only tent areas.  A small pond for fishing, short hikes and nature walks are delightful in this rustic setting.  The park says dogwood is a spectacular show the last week of March usually peaking about the 25th of the month.  Attn. Geocachers!!!  Mission Tejas State Park has 5 caches!!  For more info go to www.geocaching.com

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