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Fort Parker State Park

Park Road 28, RR 3, Box 95, Mexia, TX 76667
+1 817-562-5751
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Lots of fun, no people

In my opinion this is one of Texas' best kept secret. We were there on Labor Day weekend and the... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Corey S
via mobile
A Relaxing Few Days

We took our little trailer to Ft Parker and were able to park right by the water. Beautiful view... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
San Antonio, Texas
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A great camping spot with a nice lake in the middle of the park.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Park Road 28, RR 3, Box 95, Mexia, TX 76667
+1 817-562-5751
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

In my opinion this is one of Texas' best kept secret. We were there on Labor Day weekend and the park was almost a ghost town. We saw maybe 20 people the whole day. The kids liked the park and loved swimming in the lake....More

Thank Corey S
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We took our little trailer to Ft Parker and were able to park right by the water. Beautiful view. A very nice lake and wooded area. Also lots of wildlife to see. We rented a canoe and paddled around most of the lake. There's a...More

Thank seniOrlady2014
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We were there for a boy scout canoe trip. This park is out of the way and really gives the impression that no one knows about. Which is just fine. It's not a very deep lake so falling in most of the time means standing...More

2  Thank Nickelfish69
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We travel to historical places and Fort Parker State Park, Fort Parker and Fort Parker Memorial Park were on our list. State park is very nice but RV sites are small and the turnaround at the end would not handle big rigs without a lot...More

1  Thank OnTheRoadAgain51_11
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This is our 2nd trip to Fort Parker SP during a Texas winter and being right on the lake is huge bonus. We came down for 4 nights and 3.5 of the days were fantastic sunny and bright. This park has shelters for folks that...More

1  Thank Rusty C
Reviewed 8 March 2017

My reason for visiting this park was to see for myself the location of Springfield, the first county seat of Limestone County. Only had time to visit the old town site and the cemetery which is well kept. Nothing is left today, but it was...More

1  Thank jdssr2016
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Every once in a while you come across a small quaint park that is top notch, not too far from the city (2 hour drive from Dallas) and offers a little of everything for you to do. Whether you want to just relax at the...More

3  Thank Rowdy A
Reviewed 21 January 2017

It was a very nice place to go, my wife and I went to see how it looked, met the park rangers, very nice people, we looked at the RV parking spots, very nice, better then most parks. and yes, bring your camera, we took...More

2  Thank groveskeith7
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We spent a weekend camping at Fort Parker. The park is small. Although it was full for the weekend it never felt crowded. The things I liked: Lake is small and provides a nice background for early morning and late evening pictures. Many birds out...More

3  Thank Noe M
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Fort Parker State Park is a great Texas Park just a few miles out of Groesbeck and Mexia, in case you forget something. The park surrounds a lake so most camping sites have a view of the water. We rented a camp site with an...More

1  Thank Andrew M
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Tommy L
1 November 2016|
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Response from Noe M | Reviewed this property |
Probably sites 13-15. We stayed in 24 and it wasn't too bad.
Mercedes D
5 March 2015|
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Response from Lacey C | Reviewed this property |
I would think so. I know it branches into a river that we saw kayakers on but the lake was super smooth and I would see no reason not to. They even rent kayaks there.