Wonderful park, only State Historic Site that allows camping. The campground is VERY nice and well kept. The trails are groomed. You have to check in on the West Side at the Fort Area, after hours you self pay on the camping side. Well marked sites. No Verizon signal, weak ATT signal, Booster helped. Very quiet and blissful, Dark Sky great for Star Photos. It is a long way from services so make sure you take what you need. Wish it was not so far away we would be here a lot... We camped at Fort Griffin State Park & Historic Site in a Motorhome.
Tips for other Campers:
The Fort area is across the road, there is a walk-way and a gate across the road. Visitor Center has handouts and trail maps. Ask about campfire talks.
This is no longer a Texas state park but has been turned over entirely to the Texas Historical Commission. They have spent a lot of time and money to update the facilities. Sites are large, gravel and level. The utility pedestals are new and in the correct spots. Each site has a fire ring, pedestal mounted grill and picnic table. The power was strong and dependable. We only used 30 amp but I think the full-hook-up sites had 50 amp as well. The grounds were kept in pristine condition and the staff were very friendly and helpful. There is a nice playground for the kids. The park is big rig friendly. Ft. Griffin is off the beaten path, therefore, it is very quiet and relaxing. Albany, 15 miles away is a very neat little town of historic significance. It has a world class art museum and some very good restaurants. If you are in this area this is a very worthwhile stay. The price reflects the $4 per person entry fee plus the $22 camping fee for two persons. The Texas official Longhorn cattle herd is located here and can be often seen grazing from the full hook-up sites. We camped at Fort Griffin State Park & Historic Site in a Truck Camper.
Date of Stay: November, 2007 - $15.00
Excellent WTX, weak over-the-air TV, NO cell reception - you have to go to Albany about 15 miles south to get a signal. VERY poor shore power (site #5) and our friend (site #3) said he also had serious power fluctuations - I worried about brownouts but everything "seemed" to work alright. Birding and hiking very good. Ruins of Ft Griffin can been hiked to. Part of the Official State of Texas longhorn herd is here (others are in San Angelo SP). Parks touts itself as the second darkest sky sight in Texas and we saw folks with telescopes camping. Staff very friendly and courteous. If you stay, I recommend a day trip to Albany which has an excellent art museum (free admission) that everyone should see. Great story on the history of the museum and how the town got it's name. As with all Texas state parks, buy an annual pass and you will save $$$ in the long run. We camped at Fort Griffin State Park & Historic Site in a Fifth Wheel.
A nice secluded little park near old historic attractions. Very little shade. Due to the current monetary situation of Texas state park system, the park personnel are keeping the place in pretty good shape. We will definitely return when in the area. We camped at Fort Griffin State Park & Historic Site in a Tent Trailer.