Oak Thicket Park is a Lower Colorado River Authority park located on the northeast side of Lake Fayette. My friend and I trekked out from Houston to check out the park and historic Fayetteville, Texas.
Address: 4819 W. State Highway 159, Fayetteville, TX 78940
Entrance Fee: $5 per adult
With the temperature above 95 degrees Fahrenheit and “feels-like” temp of 105 degrees Fahrenheit we decided to keep the hiking short and apply metric tons of sunscreen. For everyone outside of the United States, that is 35 degrees Celsius and 41 degrees Celsius with high humidity.
The park is mostly known as the best place to launch a boat into Lake Fayette for bass fishing but there is also an out-and-back hiking trail as well as primitive camping sites and fully-equipped cabins offered for reservation.
There are plenty of spots and benches off the trail for relaxing and wildlife observation. Unfortunately most of the areas are fairly overgrown but still completely usable.
On the back side of the bench, on the left there is an active wasps nest with over 15+ wasps so we decided to keep walking rather than sit down and enjoy the view!
This section of the trail was very poorly marked and somewhat difficult to follow. We ended up taking an inadvertent shortcut but still enjoyed wandering around this landscape.
After the trail we headed over to the fishing pier and beach area of the park.
Fishing Lake Fayette
A disclaimer has to be put out that neither of us are experienced fishermen and don’t always know what we are doing. We had several fish nibbles with nothing caught but some sunburn. Also, going at 2:00pm is probably the worst time to be fishing: fish are not active and it is the hottest part of the day…
Review and Recommendation
Oak Thicket Park on Lake Fayette was a fun and short trip. There are plenty of bigger and better parks within an hour of the location but I enjoyed spending the time with a friend.
I would really like to come back and reserve one the cabins for the weekend… A/C, heat, electricity, would make a trip here with friends and family an awesome experience.
Overall I would recommend this park for anyone with an hour drive or people with small children that want an easy hike and some fun fishing. Double points if you have a boat you can go fishing on (also there is a swimming beach zone in the park too).
Thank you for reading and see you out on the trails soon!