Jacksboro, Texas

Fort Richardson State Historical Park

Jacksboro, Texas



Jacksboro, Texas
Phone: (940) 567-3506

Sites: 68
Recent Rate: $22 6/2014

Latitude: 33.2052825103468
Longitude: -98.1633328380203

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

23 Reviews

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tobyjug

Review Count: 203
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Yet another gem of a State Park. Very well maintained with helpful staff at check in. Roads and pads are asphalt. Our site required some leveling, big rig access was just adequate. We were here during the week and it was very quiet but at the weekends it does get busy. Lots of privacy with wonderful shade trees, fire ring, picnic table and plenty of space for the towed. Bathrooms were old, outdated and needed a good clean. Pet friendly and plenty of places to walk your pet. No WiFi but cell was okay. Apart from the historic site in the park, there is little to see or do in Jacksboro. We would stay here again.  We camped at Fort Richardson State Historical Park in a Motorhome.

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Norm In Bama

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great campground with large sites. We camped in site #8 and it was a long level paved pull through with water and 50 amp and a picnic area with trees. The site itself was not in the trees so satellite worked. We enjoyed watching the deer. In addition to the campground fee we had to pay $3 each for a state park fee. We highly recommend this campground. We camped at Fort Richardson State Historical Park in a Motorhome.

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Stujan

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This state park is a gem of a small park. Staff is very friendly and helpful. We stayed in site 8. Great tree area at picnic table. Level site, very quiet and the sunsets and wildlife are great. This is the third trip and we will be back. We camped at Fort Richardson State Historical Park in a Motorhome.

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Stujan

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Small park but very clean, sites are far apart staff is exceptional in helping you out. We camped here in site 8 this weekend was very windy but we still enjoyed the peace and quiet. Deer every night. The historical area with the hospital, barracks, houses were outstanding do not miss going through the buildings. We will be coming back We camped at Fort Richardson State Historical Park in a Motorhome.

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bostonblackie

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Great state park. Sites are all paved and for the most part level. We were given the camp host site as there were very few people in the park - very quiet and clean. Close to town, but remote. Plenty of wildlife in area. Nice not to have to smell campfires because of burning ban. No Wi-Fi. We definitely would stay here again. We camped at Fort Richardson State Historical Park in a Motorhome.

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Phaeton40AH

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

I stopped here as an overnight stop. On the afternoon I arrived it was 107 degrees, but the friendly staff made sure I had a shady spot, as the park was almost empty. Just before sundown I toured the main part of the old fort, which was interesting. I was disappointed that there was no Wi-Fi, as so many Texas State Parks now offer it, I guess I considered it a given. I was able to pull in a couple of TV channels over the air. As others have reported it is a beautiful and quiet park, I would consider staying there again. Hopefully, at a cooler time of the year. We camped at Fort Richardson State Historical Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Behemoth

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, especially the deer and rabbit and SKUNK sightings on early morning walks. Really enjoyed the guided tour of the fort - very neat. Lots of extras around the park and very well maintained. We camped at Fort Richardson State Historical Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bob-Linda

Review Count: 210
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is daily rate with park pass discount for 30 amp water back-in site. Asphalt paved roads and sites are well spaced offering a degree of privacy. Two sections to the campground, with a few full hookup sites in the back areas. Sites vary from open to shaded. Good satellite reception and Verizon service. Interesting historical exhibits in the park. We would stay here again. We camped at Fort Richardson State Historical Park in a Motorhome.

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cat's meow

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park with campsites well spaced and paved. There is easy access to the Fort Richardson Historical Site. We camped at Fort Richardson State Historical Park in a Motorhome.

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firesafety552

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

A great place to stay. Nice and quiet and a well kept park. The personnel in the office were nice and helpful. A real nice place in the middle of town. Will stay again. We camped at Fort Richardson State Historical Park in a Motorhome.

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jphillips

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice park, with hiking and biking trails, and a fishing pond in the park. 3 miles from the campground is a small lake that is part of the park. There is a nice beach and picnic area at the lake. Remittance of the old fort still stand in the park and they have daily free tours of the fort. The park and facilities are clean. We will stay there again. We camped at Fort Richardson State Historical Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Bearnkat

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at the park for 5 nights in conjunction with the park's "142nd Fort Richardson Days" celebration. We love this park since it is only 60 miles from our home. The park has a great staff and there's lots to do and see for the whole family. This park will become a regular destination for us. We camped at Fort Richardson State Historical Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Bearnkat

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

What a jewel of a park and so close to the Fort Worth area. This was our first time to camp at the park and had no idea such a nice park was only 60 miles away. We really enjoyed our 2 night stay. We've already booked a site for the middle of April for the "142nd Fort Richardson Days Celebration". We are looking forward to the Civil War reenactment at the historical Fort Richardson site. The City of Jacksboro and the "Friends of Fort Richardson" have done an excellent job restoring all of the remaining buildings at the fort. We camped at Fort Richardson State Historical Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Mike E

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The nightly rate does not include day use fee of $3 per person per day (buy an annual Parks Pass) Clean, well maintained park and friendly staff. Be advised Woodall's 2008 info is incorrect - there are 60 sites, not 23 as listed and some are Water sewer and electric. I strongly suggest you call the park to confirm availability as it does fill up; especially on the weekends. Sites are paved, most have good space between them and are "somewhat" level, water and electric are on the side and easy to access. There are lots of trees, deer, birds, etc. Cell and wireless excellent, over the air TV OK; especially if you have HDTV. There are 3 miles of maintained trails (three separate trails) in the park and an 18 mile round trip crushed rock bike path (fat tire bikes only) that leaves the park to Twin Lakes. Issues I have - (1) electrical power shows 122v on the voltmeter BUT drops rapidly when you turn on a few things; this is not a normal occurrence for me so I know it is a park problem. On a related note, we parked in a pull-thru #8 and when we went to hook up shore power, discovered both the 30 and 50 amps plugs were installed upside down. I was not going to have my cords bend to that degree so we moved. I notified the ranger and explained the problem, so perhaps it will be fixed but as of today (five days later), no work has been performed. (2) The sites are "somewhat level" and that is being generous. We stayed in #7, used levelers and were still tipped. (3) Whomever laid out this park was not an RV'er. The majority of the back-in sites require backing in on the passenger (blind) side. You have to drive past the site, then turn around further down the road so you can return and back-in. The few pull throughs seemed as out of level as the back-ins. In all fairness, I only tried three sites and settled on the third one so perhaps the other sites in the park are not as bad. (4) There are two main areas to camp but only one dump station for the whole park and guess what - it's on the wrong side of the road. You have to cut across the road, dump, cut across the road again, then go toward the camping area to find a place to turn around so you can head toward the exit. It could be a problem when this place gets crowded. Finally, a few words of advice to big rig Class A's and C's - unhook your towed as soon as you can, stay in sites 24 - 41 and don't plan to dump on your way out. There is a serious dip in the road over Lost Creek on the way to the park's sole dump station. You know your rig better than me, do a recon in your towed and make your own decision but if you choose to ignore my advice, don't claim ignorance about the dip when you bottom out! It may sound as if I don't like the park, but I do. The park is quiet, not crowded on the weekdays and since we have a 28' fifth wheel, the dip in the road at Lost Creek does not affect us. Fort Richardson is of historical interest and I enjoyed the biking and hiking offered - all positive factors in my review. I will return here if I am in the area but will not make this park a destination to seek out. We camped at Fort Richardson State Historical Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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firesafety552

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2008 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is clean and the people were nice. We stayed two nights. This is a very nice place to camp at a reasonable price. We camped at Fort Richardson State Historical Park in a Motorhome.

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