Outdoors & Recreation
Seymour City Park
The City Park was established in 1921. The 26.5 acre park is located on what was known as McClain Grove because of its wonderful growth of Live Oaks. Fair Park Stadium and the bathhouses along the rock walls that border the perimeter of the park were built by the WPA. In 2013 the city was fortunate enough to have a benefactor for new playground equipment. There is also a 1 mile walk track that circles through the park and up the hill by our hospital. You can cross the one of the Seymour Creek bridges and follow it around the Portwood Pavilion and add another 1/4 mile to your walk. Many citizens use this track.
If you are interested in reserving the park or the Portwood Pavilion please contact the City here.
Seymour City Pool (seasonal)
Seymour boasts the largest pool in the area. It’s Olympic size entertains many every year. There are different roped off depths, a diving board, and a slide. The pool opens exclusively in the morning for senior citizens. There is a club house with showers and bathrooms, a concession stand, and a sign in area. Pool can also be reserved for parties here.
Seymour Splash Pad (seasonal)
Another new edition to our park area in 2013 is the Seymour Splash Pad equipped with spray jets of various kinds and a double dump bucket. This is also available for rent during the summer months. Click here to send a request.
Seymour Soccer Fields
Located on the edge of Whiteside Street & Weiss Drive. Field size is divided up to facilitate all regulation soccer requirements. Fields include: (1) U-6 field, (1) U-8, (1) U-10,(1) U-12. There are also 3 back stops for baseball.
Portwood Park & Baylor County Little League Complex
2 fields with individual score boards, 2 sets stadium seats for each field, concession stand, speaker equipment (for league use), & ample parking
Seymour Disc Golf Course
Established in 1999, this 18 hole course is moderately hilly and wooded. Course length is 4414 ft with concrete tees and DISCatcher baskets. Hole Length: Under 300ft: 15 | 300 – 400ft: 3 | Over 400ft. Printable course maps and score cards coming soon!
One online reviewer said, ” Short but very enjoyable course in this small NW Texas town. Half the course is hilly and open; half is flat and tight. Very pretty park with some large trees and a nice creek.”
Course maps and score cards can be picked up at the City Offices or download here>> disc-golf-full-image-for-web.png
Seymour Tennis Courts
Salt Fork River Golf Complex
Salt Fork is a wide-open 9-hole course with minimal hazards (one pond impacts one hole) that many have raved about and enjoyed for years. This somewhat hilly course features medium-sized, elevated greens that have severe undulations. There is a separate set of tees for ladies, and two sets of tees to allow for an 18-hole round. Club facilities include Pro Shop, Swimming Pool, Cart Rentals, and a Banquet Room.
940-889-2833. Throckmorton Hwy., Seymour, TX 76380
9 holes, Par 35, 2,820 yards.
Enjoy our 1 mile walk track and add a quarter mile to your jog by circling the Portwood Pavilion as well! There are many options for routes whether you want an up hill challenge or smooth and steady. Join us in August for Wesley’s Warrior’s Run and check with our Chamber to see if any other run/walk events are scheduled!
The Seymour Chamber of Commerce has the listings for hunting leases available in Baylor County. Baylor County is widely recognized for hunting and other outdoor sports.
Please use the e-mail link below to request a copy of the Chamber’s Hunting Lease List. This list includes information on accommodations, restaurants, and local business information that is pertinent to hunting. If time allows, request the new Baylor County – Seymour map brochure as well! This new full-color brochure has most County roads listed. When requestiing this list please be sure to include the following information:
Samantha will fax or mail you the Chamber’s Hunting Lease List upon receiving the requested information above.
The Seymour Chamber’s phone number is
940-889-2921. The address of the Chamber is 916 E McLain, P.O. Box 1379, Seymour, Texas 76380.
Boating & Fishing
Lake Kemp, a popular North Texas fishing and recreational site, is located approximately 40 miles west of Wichita Falls. Cara Blanca Park, the recreational park surrounding the lake, is owned by W. T. Waggoner Estate with headquarters in Vernon. The Waggoner Ranch is well known in the area as it spans over half a million acres of farm and ranch land in six counties with much of the acreage in oil production. The reservoir itself covers an area of over 16,540 acres. Tracts of land around the lake are leased on an annual lease rental basis.
Entrance to the park area may be gained through either of three toll gates: Flippen Creek Gate Entrance and Moonshine Gate Entrance are situated directly off highway 183/283 approximately 28 miles south of Vernon; Pony Creek Gate Entrance is located 7 miles north of Seymour off Highway 1919. Highway signs mark the route. For a minimal daily fee, visitors may enjoy a refreshing day of fishing, boating or relaxing in the sun. There are several public boat ramps on the lake.
Lake Diversion, a smaller and more secluded reservoir covering an area of 3,419 acres approximately 20 miles east of Lake Kemp and 30 miles west of Wichita Falls, also has a fishing and recreational park with lease sites on the north side of the lake. Entrance to this area is gained through the Diversion Toll Gate.
A. This is just a part of the Vernon side of Lake Kemp. Your looking South back toward Seymour. If you look at the upper right you should be able to make out the Seymour Side.
B. This is just the middle part of Lake Kemp Moonshine side. Looking West.
C. Lake Kemp Dam. Looking West.