Park Owners:
Floyd & Fannie Salmon

Come Retire at Salmon Lake Park
We would like to invite you to come retire with us here at Salmon Lake
Park.  With over 500 camper hookups, we have ample space for you to stay
with us year round and we'd love to have you.  There are plenty of shade
trees, walking trails, a peaceful lake to take a swim in or just to dip your
toes in.  We have full hookups for 30 & 50 amp campers.  Monthly prices
include water, sewer & electricity.
50 amp  $525.00 per month
30 amp  $425.00 per month
WE DO NOT HAVE A 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SHOW
WE DO NOT ALLOW FIREWORKS













For information
Please Call during office hours 936-687-2594  
OFFICE HOURS Mon.- Fri. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
PARK IS OPEN Everyday from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Admission Prices:
12 yrs & over - $5.00
5 yrs to 11 yrs - $3.00
4 yrs & under - free
We accept Debit & Credit Cards

Salmon Lake Park
P.O. Box 483
Grapeland, Texas  75844

Our Physical address is:
357 Salmon Lake Road
Grapeland, Texas  75844
info@salmonlakepark.com

ALL CABINS HAVE A BATHROOM
ALL CABINS HAVE AIR CONDITIONING
ALL CABINS HAVE SHEETS FURNISHED ON BEDS
ALL CABINS HAVE TOWELS EXCEPT CABIN #4 AND THE TEXAN HOTEL
NO DISHES, POTS OR PANS ARE FURNISHED IN ANY CABINS
WE DO NOT ALLOW BIRTHDAY PARTIES IN OUR CABINS
NO SMOKING ALLOWED IN OUR BUILDINGS & CABINS

NO FISHINGALLOWED
NO LOUD MUSIC OR ABUSIVE LANGUAGE ALLOWED
NO ALCOHOLIC DRINKS OR DRUGS ALLOWED
NO ATV'S OR DIRT BIKES ALLOWED
NO FAST OR RECKLESS DRIVING ALLOWED
NO PETS ALLOWED IN LAKE
NO ROUGH PLAYING IN LAKE ALLOWED
NO METAL DETECTORS ALLOWED

NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY
1700 ft grass airstrip
WELCOME TO SALMON LAKE PARK
Grapeland, Texas

                     "Home of the Annual Bluegrass Festival"
     

            HISTORY OF SALMON LAKE PARK

Floyd and Fannie Salmon of Grapeland could well fit the term
"Jack-of-all-Trades."  It all began as part of their dream of owning
land with lots of trees and water.
In 1960, they acquired fifty acres of completely desolate land which
Floyd cleared and built himself, a lake for watering cattle.  A few
years later, with the help of Floyd's dad, Jake, the idea came to them
to open their lake to the public.  They began transforming the land into
a lovely, nostalgic park.  The lake was cleaned and made into a beautiful
swimming lake with a sand bottom, plenty of sand beaches, piers and
diving boards.  Almost 300 camper hookups were installed.  Floyd was
able to move old buildings and mule-drawn equipment onto the land.  
Some of these buildings date back to the early 1900's.  He and Fannie
began renovating the buildings, being careful to keep the old style and
character of each building intact.  The buildings are now being used for
cabins, reunion halls, old stores and other places of business.  Floyd
then built a ten foot water wheel which would power a grist mill.  
Salmon Lake Park is truly a beautiful park for all to enjoy.
Salmon Lake Park is also Home of The Annual Bluegrass Festival
The seed was planted for the future of bluegrass music at Salmon
Lake Park when Earl Garner of Elkhart, Texas, dropped by and
suggested that the park would be a great place for a bluegrass
festival.  Earl is a well-known personality in bluegrass music throughout
the country.  Bluegrass music originated in the hills of Kentucky and
Virginia and spread southwest to become one of the most popular
forms of family entertainment.  The instruments used a flat-top guitar,
fiddle, mandolin, upright bass, dobro and five-string banjo.  There are
no electrical
instruments.
Promoted by Joe Featherston and Floyd Salmon,
the first bluegrass festival became a reality in 1976.
Labor Day weekend was chosen for the annual event.
Friday evening marked the opening of the festival and
Sunday morning was enhanced with worship services and
bluegrass gospel music.  These Labor Day weekend traditions are still
in existence.  Gradually, arts and crafts were added
to accommodate the rapidly growing crowds. A variety of home-cooked
foods and cold drinks are readily available.  
Also added is the Gospel Bluegrass Festival held every Memorial Day
Weekend.