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Address: Park Road 28, RR 3, Box 95, Mexia, TX 76667
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+1 817-562-5751
08:30 - 16:30
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Fri 08:30 - 21:30
Sat - Thu 08:30 - 16:30

A great camping spot with a nice lake in the middle of the park.

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Small, quiet, relaxing

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
Noe M
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 in the lake feeding in the morning. There was egrets, herons, and white pelicans. Trails... More 

Thank Noe M
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 enclosed shelter, 1 faucet, and 1 outlet. The site worked great for two couples and... More 

Thank Andrew M
Groesbeck, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice state park that is well maintained and secure. The biggest drawback is the very shallow lake that leaves the overall experience a bit lacking.

Thank Charles B
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Stayed here Labor day weekend and it was really nice. Typical for a holiday full of dogs and kids but the campground is small so not to crazy. Hiked, biked and paddled the lake and river. Nothing bad to say about this place. I recommend it for a weekend getaway, really don't need more then 2 days to see it... More 

Thank Jeff M
Athens, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Yes we knew it was July and yes it was hot. We might could have overlooked the grass being unmowed and ankle high and even knee high in some areas because of recent rains if we had been met with attendants that cared if we were there or not. Neither the man or woman greeted us. Neither stood up and... More 

Thank AdventuresWithLiz
Ennis, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Camping over Memorial weekend, very clean and well patrolled. Great playground for the kids, and fishing for adults and kids. Activity center, documenting the building of the park by the CCC, a touchy/feely room for the kids with animal pelts, bones, feathers, etc.

Thank Loves-to-RV
Magnolia, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is a very nice state park. The location is great along the lake and most campsites offer some view of the lake. When we were there it was busy but it was still very peaceful. There is plenty to do in the part as well as some sights to see nearby. Enough to keep you busy for sure. The... More 

Thank TxLonestar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Brought the boys here to kayak and fish. They had a wonderful time. One experience the spoke about repeatedly was entering the lake from the river. Clean, historical CCC facilities( I've been known to pack up and leave when things are dirty and unkempt).We walked to Springfield Lake, it's spring fed and the water is great for fishing as well.... More 

Thank Cwood003
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

A lovely spot for picnics, a family reunion, camping on lots or in the cabins, mobile hookups, or just enjoying a walk. One of my favorite places.

Thank Ann W
Cleburne, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoy RV camping at a variety of State Parks. Fort Parker State Park offers and abundance of historical sites and markers detailing the enriched history of this long-standing State attraction. We were informed by one of the Park Rangers that the area ~ which includes it's neighboring City of Springfield, was once an area of great... More 

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