We had 3 sites that were close enough for all the family to spend the weekend together! The fishing was not great, they have way to many Tilopia fish in the lake. The campground was fun for the kids to explore. The sites are shaded and they were doing some upgrades to the park!
Nice park. Trails could be better maintained. There was a huge tree down on one trail that made it impossible to pass. On another trail was a big low layout g branch that made that trail hard to maneuver. The lake is beautiful and there are plenty of trees to hang a hammock on.
Ok they need a better map for these trails. I got a bit turned around and ended up off trailing it in the right direction to go back. The lake had some nice inlets to paddle. The campground was nice, but there were some erosion issues due to past flooding.
We brought our dog here for his first ever camping trip, and this was the perfect place and time to do so. We arrived as the weekend crowd was departing, so of dozens of sites, the site we chose was one of only four that were occupied that night. Thus, it was fabulously quiet and we were undisturbed. Our particular spot (#36) was large with many trees and plenty of brush for privacy; the ground was soft and flat for our tent; and the nearby bathrooms were relatively clean. Park staff were friendly and helpful. We were barraged by bugs at dusk, but once our fire was roaring, the smoke helped fend them off. And per the suggestion of another reviewer, we sure did pop over to the Cooper Farms store to try the peach ice cream, a delectable treat with which to end our out-of-town excursion.
Fairfield is relatively easy to get to being only about 2 hours outside of DFW. Well shaded with large trees for hammocks, plenty of hiking and wildlife. It also has some amazing stargazing. While it isn't the darkest sky, you can see the Milky Way on a clear night.
This place is so enjoyable and i definitely enjoyed it. The people at the front welcomed me as i pulled in . The campsites are really big and well maintained. There are restrooms and fire pits, the usual. This place has running water. At night it gets really chilly so bring extra layer
Fairfield offers a great weekend getaway location! The park boasts a large selection of shaded camp spots (i.e. lots of space for hammocks!) that offer privacy from one another. Visited on a holiday weekend, and it didn't feel crowded at all. Walk down to the lake or explore several miles of walking trails. Perfect night out! As a bonus, visit the Cooper Farms store right across the highway (exit 198) for the best fresh peaches and peach ice cream you've ever tasted!