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Fort Parker State Park Campground Texas

Fort Parker State Park Overview

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Fort Parker State Park Campground is next to the lake and has 35 single-family campsites (24 with electric hookups), 10 cabins, 4 group housing/barracks and 1 group camping area. The cabins don’t have beds or bathroom, but near to restroom with showers. Group barrack area also has dining hall, game room and dorms. Most campsites have nice shade. They also have a table, lantern post, food storage, fire ring and grate.

Campground amenities include drinking water, flush toilets, hot showers, a dump station and camp store. There’s also a playground group pavilion, recreation hall, nature center, ranger station and swimming beach. Canoe rentals are also available.

Fort Parker State Park – Area Recreation, Activities and Info

Outdoor recreation includes boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, hiking, biking, geocaching, picnicking and wildlife viewing. You can also explore the historic sites in the area.

Fort Parker was established in 1833 by the John Parker family. The fort was the site of a well-known Comanche Indian raid in May 1836, in which the Comanche captured 12-year old Cynthia Ann Parker. She was the mother of the last great Comanche chief, Quanah Parker.  Historic Springfield cemetery is located inside the state park.

You may also be interested in Lake Whitney State Park.

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Amenities
  • Bathhouse
  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rental
  • Camp Store
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Hookup
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing Pier
  • Grills
  • Group Pavilion
  • Ice
  • Lantern Post
  • Nature Center
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • RV Hookups
  • Showers
  • Trash Collection
Activities
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Programs
  • Nature Trails
  • Paddle boarding (SUP)
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Recreation Room
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Wading
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
194 Park Road 28
MEXIA, Texas 76667
2545625751
Lat / Long:

31.56997, -96.54393

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Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • Bunkhouse
  • Cabin
  • Electric Hookup
  • Group
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
# of Campsites:

46

# of RV Hookup Campsites:

24

Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

432

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Fort Parker State Park Canoe Rentals
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