Mother Neff State Park was the first official state park in Texas. It is named for Mrs. Isabella Eleanor (Mother) Neff, who donated six acres of land along the Leon River in 1916, which became the first park site. Her son was Texas Governor Pat M. Neff, who served as governor from 1921 to 1925. After the death of his mother in 1921, Governor Neff created the Mother Neff Memorial Park, which later became the nucleus of the Texas State Park System. The park, located west of Moody, now contains 259 acres in Coryell County. The additional land was deeded to the state in 1934 by private owners: Governor Neff deeded 250 acres and Mr. Frank Smith deeded 3 acres. The park was opened to the public in 1937.
Please note that "Primitive" at this park only means unimproved with no electricity but we will have water available at the campsite. This is still car camping. I will be staying Friday and Saturday night. Plan on bringing your own food and anything you would like to share. If anyone would like to plan a group meal or picnic, please post in the comments. Please bring fire wood. There might be a burn bun. I will send out a notice a few days before the trip.
CAMPSITE FEE: $10/person covers both nights, payable with your RSVP.
ENTRANCE FEE: $2/person per day, payable at the park office upon arrival.
SHOWERS/TOILETS: Toilets and showers are available near by.
KID FRIENDLY: Yes. Please review the camping with kids policy.
DOG FRIENDLY: Yes. All pets must be kept under the owner's direct control and attached to a person or fixed object at all times by a leash not to exceed six feet in length, and shall not be left unattended or constitute a nuisance. Noisy, vicious, or dangerous animals are not permitted, as determined on site by park staff. Please read our policy on camping with dogs.
RV CAMPING: No.
OTHER RULES: Glass containers and fireworks are prohibited.
DIRECTIONS: To reach the park from Interstate 35, take exit 315 to State Highway 107 West to Moody; continue 6 miles west on FM 107, and then take State Highway 236 for 2 miles to the park (16 miles from Interstate 35).