Date of Stay:
April, 2017 -
Fort Parker is not a big state park. There are less then 30 spots for overnight stay. It is on the Navasota River and Fort Parker Lake. It is quiet and the hiking trails are easy. You can enjoy a picnic lunch and fish. We love the serenity of the place. There is Mexia and Groesbeck close by if you run out of supplies. This is one of our favorite places. We camped at Fort Parker State Park in a Travel Trailer.
We go there mostly to hike and just chill. There are shops in Grosbeck for those who like to antique. There is a Fort Parker historical site where they have recreated the old Fort. It is separate from the State Park.
Date of Stay:
December, 2016 -
We went to Lockhart the first year we bought our Winnebago Mini in 2014. We went in December. We have been going there every year. Yes, we do golf (me not so much) but the golf course there is a nice nine hole one. We stayed along the creek the first year (site 11) and it took a little to get the trailer level, but we make sure to get one in the circle (#3) the following year. It is nice, quiet, we do walk the little trails. The main event is checking out Lockhart. Their courthouse is a sight to see. They have nice shops around it and, of course, the barbecue is the main event. We have tried Smitty's, Chisholm's, Kreuz's and Black's. We find Black's is the best with Chisholm's right behind it! We plan on making the trek again this December! We camped at Lockhart State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Hiking up to the center so you can overlook the area. Shopping in Lockhart as well as eat great barbecue. Nice, quiet and very comfortable. The rangers are top notch too.
Date of Stay:
July, 2016 -
We have been going up to Arkansas every spring and fall for the past 20 years. We usually stay in Russellville and drive to Petit Jean (which is not all that far away) to hike the wonderful trails. We especially like the Seven Hollows trail, however, we only get as far as the Grotto now. Crawling up the rocks to the turtle rocks has become difficult. Cedar Falls is also nice but it can be hard going up and down the 1/4 mile to get down there. Also, people should have excellent hiking shoes. I have seen people in flip flops! Not a good thing. We did buy a travel trailer in 2014 and in 2015 we took it to Petit Jean to meet friends that came down from Chicago in their RV. It was a nice stay but it was on Memorial weekend. We decided we wanted to come up to Petit Jean in 2017 and found if we reserved right away we could get a spot on the lake. There is a lot to do if you are a hiker, walker or just want to relax at the lake. We camped at Petit Jean State Park in a Travel Trailer.
If you are a hiker, this park is for you. Seven Hollows is 4.5 miles and a wonderful trail. We have been coming here for 20 years + now and we only get as far as the Grotto for we can not navigate the rock climb to the turtle rocks. But even going as far as the Grotto is nice. Cedar Falls too although it can be strenuous. It is best to have good hiking shoes for this.