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Fort Parker State Park

Closed Now: 08:30 - 16:30
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One of our favorite state parks

We keep a yearly pass and visit this park more than any other. Great trails. Great camping. Great... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Groesbeck, Texas
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Old but GREAT Texas State Park

This is a GREAT Texas State Park to visit! It is small so reserve your site early if you want a... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Vernon L
Dallas, Texas
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A great camping spot with a nice lake in the middle of the park.
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Park Road 28, RR 3, Box 95, Mexia, TX 76667
+1 817-562-5751
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We keep a yearly pass and visit this park more than any other. Great trails. Great camping. Great swimming. Great fishing. Anytime kids come to visit we always go there. I have been going to this park since the 60’s. They are currently renovating the...More

Thank skeeterdtx
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

My son and I took an overnight camping trip as a sort of coming of age Man Trip for his tenth birthday. We had a great time. The park offers typical TX State Park amenities. I chose this one specifically because the “primitive camping” still...More

1  Thank These6Texans
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is a GREAT Texas State Park to visit! It is small so reserve your site early if you want a water with electric site. They do not offer full hook up sites. The dump station is a bit of a road trip from the...More

Thank Vernon L
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Most of sites are long and there are several pull thrus. Staff very helpful and check in was easy. Hot water was not working in women’s restroom but men’s restroom had plenty of hot water. Don’t want sites 6 - 10 because people from cabins...More

Thank Barry and Kris H
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Great place to relax and forget the city. Canoes are available for rent. Plenty of fishing opportunities lots if hiking trails and room for exploring.

Thank Doug E
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

1  Thank coreys437
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

1  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
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Tommy L
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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.