Fort Parker State Park

Fort Parker State Park


Location:6 miles southeast of Mexia, off State Highway 14.
Facilities:Campsites with water and electricity hookups, group camp, showers, restrooms, day-use group facility, picnic areas, screened shelters, hiking trails, nature trails, bike trails, boat ramp, dockboat rentals (seasonal), fishing pier, fish cleaning station, park store, playground, recreational hall, ball field.
Activities:Camping, boating, canoeing, fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking.
Special Features:Park was named for Fort Parker, a nearby historic settlement established in 1833 that was the site of a Comanche Indian raid during which Cynthia Ann Parker was captured. During captivity, she became the mother of the last great Comanche chief, Quanah Parker. The parklands encompass the historic town of Springfield, which became a ghost town in the late 1800s. Only the cemetery remains and is the last resting place of many East Texas pioneers.
Address:194 Park Rd 28
Mexia, TX 76667

Phone:254-562-5751
Web: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/fort_parker
Size: 1,459 acres.

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No meteorological data were collected at the Farmington Airport (NM99) or Fort Parker State Park (TX98) sites (see [11] for a complete map of Four Corners area site locations).
All field samples collected by the aerodynamic surrogate surface passive samplers were at or above the detection limit except for one sample at Fort Parker State Park (TX98) and two samples at Karnack (TX99).
Site Elevation Precipitation (asl) (mm) Corsicana (TX97) 128 m na Longview (TX21) 110 m 1158 Karnack (TX99) 85 m 1074 Fort Parker State Park 163 m na (TX98) Stilwell (OK99) 304 m 1010 Stilwell (OK99)--8/09-8/ 304 m 1591 10; Sather et al.
Fort Parker State Park (FPSP) is located in Limestone Co., approximately 7 mi south of Mexia.
Fort Parker State Park. -- Topographic relief within this 1,485-acre (600-ha) site is approximately 33 m, rising from 126 m at the surface of Lake Fort Parker to approximately 159 m in the limestone bluffs region at the southern edge of the part.
Results by habitat of small-mammal trapping at Fort Parker State Park, Limestone County, Texas, and Fairfield Lake State Recreational Area, Freestone County, Texas, September 1994-September 1995.

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