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Fort Richardson State Park and Historic Site

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great experience

We went to see reinactment ( civil war) and the Park was a great experience, more than I thought... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
terryreynolds444
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Our family get away place :)

Before we got married- we would go in there and get lost among many trails.. now with babies we... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
aramatofjoy
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Taos, New Mexico
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228 State Park Road 61, Jacksboro, TX 76458
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 31, 2012

***Disclaimer*** ************** We’re a family of 5 with kids ages 9,9, and 6. Our setup is a 35’ motorhome with 50amp service. We rely on the MH bathroom and shower but will take advantage of park facilities when they are acceptable. We have an inflatable...More

8  Thank resharp001
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 30, 2012

The low rating for this attraction is not on account of the features on site; it is because of a problem with interpretation. We received a potted history of the post that was at odds with the facts, disrespectful of Indians and Blacks (completely ignoring...More

7  Thank Isern1952
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to see reinactment ( civil war) and the Park was a great experience, more than I thought was there. Great facilities in the Park. Great place to go camping, wonderful staff. Will go back and also go back to see reinactment. Thanks for...More

Thank terryreynolds444
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Before we got married- we would go in there and get lost among many trails.. now with babies we like the shady play ground and protection from wind!!

Thank aramatofjoy
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

One night quick trip. Beautiful park, nice campsites, and wildlife. Good history lesson. Fishing pond is neat looking.

Thank JenM201108
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We stayed her on our way to another location for over night. The accomadations and pad, electrical and water are great. The park is small and has some nice scenery but it not gonna knock your socks off. Saw lots of deer. The showers are...More

2  Thank glens183
Reviewed July 14, 2018

One of several forts built by the US Army to protect Texas settlers from the hostile Indians. Stop in a learn about the arc of forts and what took place during these times.

Thank CKnight728
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here overnight on Monday, Memorial Day evening. The weekenders has gone so the park was pretty quiet. Just what we wanted. We prey much Had our choice of spots. The park is very pretty although it is small.

Thank PinkMonkeySoap
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Headed to FRSP after church Memorial Day Weekend. Scenic country views on the easy 2-hour drive from Dallas. We did the self-guided tour, taking tons of photos. Once the buildings closed at 5pm, we fished in Quarry Lake, catching two good sized fish on the...More

2  Thank Simeyswife
Reviewed April 17, 2018

This is a well maintained western frontier fort with great explanatory signs and things to do for the kiddos. We really enjoyed our brief stay. Glad we decided to pop off the side of the road and check it out.

1  Thank radbrad73
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

It is not a big park but it is a nice place to spend time hiking and with the dog. There are cabins and camp sites available for rent, which looks like a lot of fun.

1  Thank Mikeyveck
Reviewed October 2, 2017

As with all Texas State Parks we've visited, this one is huge, very nice with lots of natural acreage and wildlife. Our campsite was in a very nice area with plenty of privacy and we enjoyed watching deer feeding in the evening.

1  Thank CMN14
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Yes, the park has sites with R.V. hookups. Check the website or call them. They are very helpful.
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