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Mother Neff State Park

1680 TX-236 Highway
Moody, TX 76557

254-853-2389

A Legacy for Texans
Along a scenic stretch of the Leon River southwest of Waco lies Mother Neff State Park, one of Texas’ earliest state parks. Isabella Neff donated the original six acres for the park in 1921. Since then, many folks have discovered what Mother Neff knew:  This is a very special place.

Things to Do
Come to the park to unwind! You can hike, picnic, camp, geocache and observe nature. Enjoy the wildflowers in the prairie and explore the canyon trails. (Due to river conditions, swimming and fishing are not allowed.)

Explore the interactive displays at our visitor center to learn more about this Central Texas treasure and its rich history.  

The Leon River has flooded the lower end of the park multiple times in recent years. A new camping loop and visitor center opened in 2015 - both above the floodplain. Now the park can remain open, even when the riverfront area floods.

Camping
Our new camping loop has 20 full hookup sites (water, sewer and 50/30-amp electricity), level cement pads, and a large gathering area with a fire pit and picnic table. Or choose one of 15 tent sites near the Leon River

Hiking
Explore nearly 3.5 miles of trails for beginners to more experienced trekkers. Trails take you to the Wash Pond, to the CCC Rock Tower, and to a cave used by the Tonkawa Indian tribe in the 1800s.

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