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Fort Parker State Park, Mexia

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  • I have an affinity for Texas State Parks in general, but especially for Fort Parker. I camped there many times as a child and now take my husband and kids there. We have also been there with church... 
    I have an affinity for Texas State Parks in general, but especially for Fort Parker. I camped there many times as a child and now take my husband and kids there. We have also been there with church...  more »
  • Our large family from across Texas held a reunion there this summer. We were all pleased with the group facilities (dining hall, kitchen, A/C, bathrooms), park grounds, etc. We used the barracks... 
    Our large family from across Texas held a reunion there this summer. We were all pleased with the group facilities (dining hall, kitchen, A/C, bathrooms), park grounds, etc. We used the barracks...  more »
  • Very quiet and serene Texas State Park. We came on a Sunday afternoon in April, barely any people here. The trails are easy to hike. 
    Very quiet and serene Texas State Park. We came on a Sunday afternoon in April, barely any people here. The trails are easy to hike.  more »
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  • A jewel of a park in a quiet part of Texas. Beautiful lake views, miles of trails for hiking and biking, and absolutely overflowing with history. The area is also full of wildlife on and off the water. Make sure you bring a fishing pole and some binoculars. I'd highly recommend kayaking here as well. RV pads are dated and rather uneven so bring your leveling blocks. However, the views from most of the spots are stunning, especially at dawn and dusk. Most of the spots are rather short so double check how much space you need for your site. There's plenty of overflow parking as well. Mexia is close by for food, fuel, and additional activities. Lake dam is a short drive from the park headquarters. We will return here again just for the view.
  • Great little park! The lake is huge and access to the Navasota River is easy. We had so much fun camping, hiking, and paddling! Plus, the kids really enjoyed learning about Cynthia Anne Parker.
  • This place was really clean and well kept. The grounds were beautiful and the hiking and bike trails were great too. Clean bathrooms and hot showers. We stayed in a cabin so we had electricity, grill, and fire pit. We will definitely be back. You may want to book reservations ahead of time as the weekends seems to be pretty booked. The one downside is cell service is pretty ify.
  • Absolutely beautiful, peaceful, and full of history. A great place to take the family & disconnect from all the chatter of the world. A variety of housing & camping options
  • This park has everything you want in a park!!! Camping, cabins, hiking (with shade), water for swimming or boating or fishing, a river to explore by kayak, sup or canoe, tons of wildlife, birds of all types, armadillos, raccoons, deer,etc. Bluebonnets in the spring, fall colors. On top of that there is the incredible history of the Fort and the cemetery. A fantastic place.

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