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Fort Richardson State Park and Historic Site

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Fort Richardson State Park and Historic Site

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Dona T wrote a review Apr 8
Galveston, Texas26 contributions20 helpful votes
We spent three nights here. The campgrounds are amazing. The bathrooms were kept clean, the grounds and trails were beautiful and the people were very friendly. We took a tour of Fort Richardson historical site and our guide, Cameron, was so knowledgeable. He knew many facts about the history of the site and his stories made the tour so interesting.This is an amazing campground to visit and it was interesting to realize how important Fort Richardson was in developing our western frontier.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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mysugarpie wrote a review Mar 2021
Tulsa, Oklahoma343 contributions168 helpful votes
We stayed in campsite #29 for three nights. This was our second stay as were here 20 years ago. Our stay was as pleasant as the first. The sites are large, fairly level, and well spaced with wonderful live oaks providing shade as we visited and ate outside. The park is well maintained and the ever present park personnel/park police were helpful and friendly. A few sites have full hookups. There are nice places to walk and explore. The remnants of the old Fort Richardson are most interesting. Would have given it a 5, but the mundane noise from the nearby modern day progress of wind generators somewhat spoiled the peaceful ambiance.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Kimberly M wrote a review Jan 2021
20 contributions1 helpful vote
Wonderful first visit to the park! It is beautiful in late December. We woke up to deer outside our campsite. The dump station for our trailer was great, and the park rangers are second to none.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Plattonian wrote a review Oct 2020
Fort Worth, Texas435 contributions44 helpful votes
Very nice Texas State Park with historic buildings, picnic area, playground, and a 9 mile multi-purpose gravel trail which we used to ride our bikes.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Texas_Travel_1 wrote a review Mar 2020
Dallas, Texas392 contributions151 helpful votes
Texas is home to several forts. Fort Richardson was once the most northern post, the frontier pushed out and it was abandoned. There are some buildings preserved. The Hospital was the best building. However, there are other post civil war forts in Texas that are "more" preserved. At Fort Richardson, you are required to use your imagination and a park map. In the southern part of the park (camp grounds) I spotted wild turkey, white tail deer, cranes (birds), and some armadillo. The best item in the park is a cold water spring near camp site #13. Do "NOT" try to walk from campsite #40 down to the spring, you will go off the steep cliff. Another safe approach is the Rambling Spring path (North side of creek near the historic fort parking lot. If you walk this path, wear long pants. Staff were polite and helpful. I noticed many improvements in March 2020. They just dug down some new electric wires for campsites and they were improving the cabins/screened shelters. The day I was there, the park was peaceful and quiet.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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