We stayed as Fort Parker for two weeks! We had a wonderful time.
Pros: Gorgeous lake, tons of pelicans and herons, kayak trails, great Verizon service for work, amazing staff and camp hosts, regular nature programs, sunsets, pretty quiet and peaceful even when the camp was full!
Cons: swimming area was pretty gross, mud up to our knees and scum on the top of the water. River trail was stagnant but we saw a lot of birds still. Uneven sites 6-10(needed major leveling)
We stopped here overnight on the way home from Renfest in October 2017… it was rustic, we saw a couple of wild hogs on the way to our campsite.
Like the other state parks we had been to, there was running water, tent pads & a nearby restroom. Since we were only there for one night, we didn't get a chance to explore the park.
We took our Grandkids here awhile back. We fished, hiked and made S'mores. The Rangers gave the kids information and coloring stuff. They had cool things for the kids to see.
This was the first trip we took with our new vintage camper and it did not disappoint! Even in the bitter cold of December Fort Parker had plenty to offer. Their sites are well spaced and large with a picnic table and fire ring. There are several right on the lake. They have several hiking trails and a few historic sites to explore. We really enjoyed our stay.
Went camping here for the end of spring break and had a wonderful time. The Rangers were all very friendly and helpful, and the campsite was clean and spacious. We really enjoyed the hiking trails and got to do a little canoeing. We will definitely be returning!
Great for a family get-together. We stayed in the water-only section. Nice restrooms for a No-fush and real restrooms are a quick drive to the other side of the park. The only dislike was the water is located in a campsite. So if that site is being used you have you intruded to get some water.
We have a big group that camps every spring and fall. This was one of my favorites. The campsites are right on the water. We rented a few screened shelters and brought kayaks. Great, small park for both camping and kayaking.
Big lake to enjoy with boat rentals, simple trails, clean facilities, neat historic fort right on site. Not a lot to do on site if you’re not in the water. It was hot but there is an ok breeze along the water. The sites are wooded and pretty shady, pretty good separation between them. We were in an RV like almost everyone else. So many bugs though.
This park is a bit of a hidden spot in that if you go in an off season, you may have the place to yourself. The best sites are down by the water with a decent amount of trees and growth to give privacy from other campers; just don't forget the bug spray! There's not a lot in the hiking department but a nice Navasota River Trail that parallels both the lake and the main road. Great spots down by the picnic/swim area. This would be a prime place to hang a hammock and relax, but don't plan to trail walk/run far.