Village Creek State Park is nestled in the Piney Woods of East Texas amid the hardwood and pine forest. The 1,099-acre park is along the spring-fed Village Creek, which meanders through the scenic woods and is a wondrous place for canoeing, swimming, and fishing. The lure of the wild beckons adventure-seekers to backpack, mountain bike, and hike the 12 miles of trails. Quietude seekers will find a bit of heaven here, too, as they stroll the loop trail, take in the wildflowers, or just take a nap under a shade tree. Information can be found here.

The park has a day-use area with a group pavilion that may be reserved in advance. Several picnic tables and grills are scattered throughout the park for picnicking. A sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and a children’s playground are also available in the day-use area. Pedal boats, canoes, and kayaks may be rented at the park during the summer. There are two group picnic areas that may be reserved for a fee. The capacity for each group picnic area is 100 people. A minimum charge of $50.00 per day is required to reserve either group picnic area. The scenic ten-mile Village Creek Paddling Trail meanders through the park. Canoe and kayak rentals are available at the park. The Paddling Trailhead is located in the day-use area. A Paddling Trail Pass is required and may be obtained at the park entrance station or the Paddling Trailhead. Discover facts about Freedom Park in Texas: A Place Worthy of Visit.