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Fort Parker State Park, Mexia
(4.4/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
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  • 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 mor...  more »
  • 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 ren...  more »
  • 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. 
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  • This is a great little park. The staff is deservedly proud of the property and apparently take pride in keeping it clean and well-maintained. If you live in the Metroplex, FPSP offers a pleasant alternative to the larger and better known parks that are a similar distance. The nearby rebuilt Fort Parker is a great historic sites to visit. It is separate from the state Park, but only a short drive away. One BIG opportunity for improvememt is that the brush and small trees should be cleared away along the shoreline by campsites that are near the lake. The view of the lake is completely blocked (maybe not in winter?) by the weeds and brush for most of the sites. The sites had been described to me by the park staff as "lake view" or "lakeside," but you may as well have called them "forest side" when I was there in fall 2016.
  • Definitely a hidden gem. Small camp area but very close to lake. All staff members are very friendly and knowledgeable. Our favorite event was the bat program on Saturday night. The park ranger who gave the class on bats had extensive knowledge and was very informative. I have previously had a bat class at Carlsbad Cavern in New Mexico but this one was much more personal and more informative. Although camp area was small there were plenty of trees to provide natural shade. I will for sure come back soon Very Pet Friendly**
  • Great fishing, lake, river, dam, or try the stock pond. Neat history stuff. Beautiful nature trails.
  • Wonderful state park with friendly host rangers. Shelters were clean and the walking trails are easy to follow. Don't forget to bring paper and charcoal to do headstone rubbings.
  • Very beautiful park. Every campsite is beautiful. Not a bad spot in the whole park. Fishing is great and you can rent canoes, kayaks and paddleboats. Great swimming area.