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Fort Parker State Park Reviews
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 s... more »
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 m... more »
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 t... more »
We chose this park simply because we needed a place to stay on the way to San Antonio. What a lovely surprise it was, when we looked outside our camper window and saw the most beautiful photo-op scene in Texas! The camp spot was large, private, and beautiful. The lake is very nice, and those who fished there did well; the hiking trails are super great...the longest one is 2.8 miles, one way. We will change our plans (and lose our prepaid deposit) to stay there for a few days on the way home.
Very nice and quiet park. Could use just a bit more trimming along the lake front. Other than that, great place and we will return next year!
Very friendly staff. Very clean and we'll taken care of grounds. Nice and quiet get a way.
Had our 23 rd annual kids motivation camping trip here in Maxia Tx. Awesome place beautiful lake great friendly park rangers good hiking trails only issue we had was the ban-burn they had on such a beautiful weekend we could build a wood burning fire for our s’mores but besides that really great park 👍
This is a great State Park in Texas! It is a very family oriented park. It has a lake for swimming, fishing, kayaking, boating or just plain relaxing and gazing out at! There is a birding dock. Trails to walk. They have a fantastic activities room with a great display of the history of the CCC. The nature activities room is the best I've ever seen at a park ( better than most children's museums) Numerous hands-on activities for children to do. The park also has the Jr. Ranger backpacks available to do while in the park. It is within a five minute drive of the historical Fort Parker site. You can tour the fort and learn about the history of early settlers in Texas and the kidnapping of nine year old Cynthia Ann Parker in 1836 by Comanche Indians. Five people in total were taken but the other four were ransomed back. Cynthia lived with the Comanche Indians for 25 years until she was kidnapped again by Texas Rangers 1860 at the battle at Pease River in the Texas Panhandle becoming separated from her two sons and husband. Anyways, this is a wonderful hidden gem State Park in Texas!!!
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