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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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You Can't A'fort' to Miss It!

While traveling around Texas with our 7 year old granddaughter this past May we decided to bring... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Corpus Christi, Texas
Great historical site and campground

Fort Richardson State Park, Historic Site & Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway is in Jacksboro... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Russell F
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228 State Park Road 61, Jacksboro, TX 76458
+1 940-567-3506
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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
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
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
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
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Fort Richardson has many great elements to make it a State Park worth visiting. If you are into history, Fort Richardson has lots of great stories in it. We arrived in time to enjoy the afternoon ranger guided tour which took you into most of...More

3  Thank Steven Y
Reviewed 13 February 2017

There are about 10 historical buildings on this site, almost all of them original (a couple are reconstructions). This fort was active from 1867-1878, and served as a frontier defense from native american tribes and Mexican advances. The fort buildings are open to the public...More

1  Thank LaceyTaylor83
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Just a short drive from Fort Worth is Jacksboro. Fort Richardson is snuggled in an area that looks more industrial but old country but we had a great time exploring and learning.

1  Thank Trezabek66
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Ft. Richardson is a great place to camp in a RV this time of year. Not many tent campers at this park (although could simply be the season). We rented a RV and this was our first time using it. It was a great place...More

3  Thank Lo S
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Fort Richardson is worth the time and effort to stop and see Army life as it was in 1867. Our guide was well versed in Northern Texas History and was quick to answer our numerous questions. Among the buildings to view is an Army hospital,...More

1  Thank mch815
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12 April 2016|
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.