Fort Parker State Park

Mexia, Texas

Mexia, Texas
Phone: (254) 562-5751

Sites: 25
Recent Rate: $20 5/2015

Latitude: 31.5926745009812
Longitude: -96.5242839257812

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

Review Details

Ratings overview

11 Reviews

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Very small, but very nice park. Shade trees are all around. Half of the sites were fairly open and not so private, but have a great view of the lake. The other half nearest the turnaround are very wooded. Lots of the sites are very unlevel. I had three packs of "Legos" and I still didn't have enough to get it level. Great lake access and views. The fishing pier is very convenient to the camp sites and looked very popular. The staff were extremely courteous but yet unobtrusive. We camped at Fort Parker State Park in a Travel Trailer.




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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is quiet, peaceful, and scenic. Most sites are on the small side, and have significant slope both front to back and side to side, so bring lots of leveling blocks. Our site had a loose electrical connection, but a ranger repaired it within an hour. Site 18 & 19 have great views of the lake. Note that the turnaround at the end of the camping area is very tight. Restrooms and showers were clean and cell and TV reception were good, but we preferred to sit outside and enjoy the views of the lake, beavers, and birds. Pets and tents are allowed, and there are many miles of hiking and paddling trails to enjoy. We camped at Fort Parker State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Nearby attractions include Old Fort Parker and the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site.





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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice state park with lots of shade trees and a beautiful lake. The park has canoes for rent. Many of the sites are uneven with significant slope from rear to front. It would be impossible to level a motorhome on these sites. We stayed at site #18, a pull through right on the lake. That site is a little uneven but we easily leveled the motorhome. We made the mistake of staying in the park on a holiday weekend. There were dozens of screaming children everywhere in the campground. I'm not talking about children playing, I mean SCREAMING!. It sounded like a slasher movie run amuck! All the parents appeared to be hearing impaired. They were yelling at each other to be heard over the children. One 8 or 9 year old lad in the camp site next to us was particularly endearing. His favorite activity was pounding a large stick on the picnic table while screaming. His parents were at the campsite, they didn't seem to notice. The morning we left everyone packed up their children and left. It was blissfully quiet. Ft, Parker is a nice place but if it's a holiday weekend I'd rather stay in a Walmart parking lot next to the interstate and train tracks. We camped at Fort Parker State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a Texas state park on a lake. Nice facility in a relatively out of the way area. We only stayed one night as a stopover on the way to Austin as it was not too far out of our way. Nice facility with plenty to do if you are so inclined; kayak & canoe rentals, lake swimming, boat ramp. We were there on an off season week day and there was only one other camper in the park. Sites are old design,not very wide and a bit unlevel. We used one of the pull through spaces and it was very tight. Do NOT (as the ranger suggested) try to do the U-Turn at the end of the CG road with your toad still attached but unhook before you turn into the CG road. We made that mistake and had to unhook in mid turn so we could back up and continue the U-turn. There is a large parking area just past the CG turn that you can use for that purpose. Water/electric were fine, with dump station available on the way out. Beautiful quiet sunset and abundant wildlife on the lake. We camped at Fort Parker State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park! We were one of about 6 trailers that night. The park is not well known which makes it nice for people who hate crowds (like me). We had our pick of about 15 spots. The park ranger told us to just go down and pick a spot, set-up, then come back and tell him which one we picked. All of the sites have a view of the lake. My only complaint (if it really is one) is that the frogs get really loud at night. The sunset over the lake is breath-taking! I will be back! We camped at Fort Parker State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 249
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a smaller Texas State Park campground on a smallish lake. It is very shady which is great on a hot day but not good if you must have satellite. As noted, the sites tend to be smaller and sloped, but we certainly had no problem in our 27-foot rig. I left "big-rig friendly" checked as yes, but I am doubtful that a really big rig would be very happy here. It would likely be very difficult to level and the roads are fairly tight. We had a nice shady site tucked away at the very end. It was nice and quiet and fairly dark, which we like, even though it filled for the night. There is lots of room for strolling and birding and a small swimming area for the kids. The staff were very nice and helpful. We would definitely stay there again. We camped at Fort Parker State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: January, 2009 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice quiet park. Sites are REALLY unlevel. No sewer. Verizon aircard worked acceptably. We camped at Fort Parker State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: November, 2008 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Nightly rate does not include park entry fee of $2 per person, per day (BUY AN ANNUAL PARKS PASS!!). Clean, well maintained, smaller CCC-built park with very friendly staff. The park fills on the weekend so make sure you call ahead. The park is quiet, has beautiful scenery, a few hiking/biking trails, LOTS of trees and birds, a lake and observation/fishing piers. W/E on side near the rear, excellent over the air HDTV, weather and cell reception. Asphalt road into the camping area is narrow and a bit rough; some trees are close to the road but the road is do-able. Sites are asphalt, "not quite" level and are NOT the same length/width. The camping area is built on a slope so there are leveling issues - front to back and side to side; some sites have both problems. The sites by the lake seem to be more level than those on the other side of the street. There are two hiking/biking trails - one is wide, dirt/stone, and maintained whereas the other is not. A previous reviewer recommended Sites 13-17 and I concur; we stayed in Site 15 (back-in) and recommend it. I would return if I was in the area but would not make the park a destination. We camped at Fort Parker State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Fort Parker is a nice little getaway. I agree with the other reviews. There are canoes and kayaks for rent, a NICE playground, and a nature center. If you like bird watching, you will be in heaven. The park was quiet. Campsites 25 & 24 or 1 & 2 are good sites, if you're travelling with friends. The other sites, #'s 13 - 17 were more level, more shaded, and offer more privacy from other campers. We camped at Fort Parker State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2006 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent little park sort of in the middle of nowhere that's great for a weekend getaway. Pretty view of the lake from most campsites. Sites near the back of the camping loop were fairly flat and level, those toward the front are somewhat sloped but easy to get into. Nice play area for kids. Nature center building has a good sized meeting room also. There is a historic cemetery in the park that is very interesting to walk through with settlers' graves. We camped at Fort Parker State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2005 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice historic park in Texas. Small with only 25 sites and a 750 acre lake. Definitely will visit again. We camped at Fort Parker State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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