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Fort Richardson State Park and Historic Site

228 State Park Road 61, Jacksboro, TX 76458
+1 940-567-3506
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A little piece of the Old West not far from DFW

This is a well maintained western frontier fort with great explanatory signs and things to do for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
radbrad73
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Dallas, Texas
Fun state park

It is not a big park but it is a nice place to spend time hiking and with the dog. There are cabins... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Mikeyveck
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Dallas, Texas
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“lost creek” (5 reviews)
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228 State Park Road 61, Jacksboro, TX 76458
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+1 940-567-3506
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"lost creek"
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"bunk beds"
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"tent camping"
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"rv sites"
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"hiking trails"
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"an abundance of wildlife"
in 2 reviews
"great historical site"
in 2 reviews
"interpretive center"
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"civil war"
in 3 reviews
"day trip"
in 4 reviews
"nature center"
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"full hookups"
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"open to the public"
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"wind turbines"
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"worth a visit"
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"deer"
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"reservoir"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well maintained western frontier fort with great explanatory signs and things to do for the kiddos. We really enjoyed our brief stay. Glad we decided to pop off the side of the road and check it out.

Thank radbrad73
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

It is not a big park but it is a nice place to spend time hiking and with the dog. There are cabins and camp sites available for rent, which looks like a lot of fun.

Thank Mikeyveck
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

As with all Texas State Parks we've visited, this one is huge, very nice with lots of natural acreage and wildlife. Our campsite was in a very nice area with plenty of privacy and we enjoyed watching deer feeding in the evening.

Thank CMN14
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is a hidden little gem of a park only an hour away from Fort Worth. There are a few small cabins with bunk beds and HVAC which are perfect for those hot summer days. The rest of the camping areas are adequate for tents...More

1  Thank Steves M
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I have camped at this park three times and I love it. The only downside is not being able to reserve a specific campsite or cabin but by Dec '17 you'll be able to. The historic site is well preserved and every time I visit...More

Thank stevenbF9812IB
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

While traveling around Texas with our 7 year old granddaughter this past May we decided to bring her Fort Richardson not quite knowing if it would hold her interest. We found out immediately it was a great stop! She loved it (as did our little...More

Thank Phoebe729
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Fort Richardson State Park, Historic Site & Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway is in Jacksboro, Texas. Fort Richardson was a military installation from 1867-1878. The historic site has several restored buildings. The park has 10+ miles of hiking and mixed use trails. Lost Creek flows...More

2  Thank Russell F
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

We stopped on our way to another destination and liked it so much we stayed four nights. The fort was interesting. The best part was the park. It was quiet with a couple small streams that had some rocky parts that water cascaded over making...More

3  Thank SKWKS
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

This was our second visit of 2017. In January we were here for the First Day Hike. We had two guides and they were fabulous. The hike covered about 3/4 mile and we learned a lot about the history of the area. One of the...More

3  Thank Laura G
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

On my drive from Frisco to Lubbock, Tx I visited Fort Richardson State Park near Jonesboro, Tx. Located 60 miles (1 hr 12 mins) northwest of Fort Worth, Tx. This well preserved & maintained historical site is worth a visit. Ft Richardson interpretive center has...More

2  Thank SMLeek69
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Amydiaz6
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Response from Twhitewh | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the park has sites with R.V. hookups. Check the website or call them. They are very helpful.
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