Fort Richardson State Park Historic Site
Fort Richardson State Park Historic Site & Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Location:In Jack County, on the south side of the city of Jacksboro, on US 281 South.
Facilities:Campsites with water and electricity hookups, tent camping, showers, restrooms, day-use group facility, picnic areas, screened shelters, hiking trail, bike trail, bridle trail, interpretive trail, beach, historic structure, interpretive center, exhibits, park store, playground.
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, guided tours.
Special Features:Fort Richardson is the northernmost of five historic Texas forts designated as State Historic Sites. (The others are Fort Griffin, Fort Lancaster, Fort Leaton, and Fort McKavett.) Established in 1867 after the Civil War, the fort was used as a military installation until 1878. Several of the original buildings are preserved, and interpretive exhibits describe the history of the fort. The 10-mile trailway runs adjacent to Fort Richardson and along Lost Creek.
Address:228 State Park Rd 61
Jacksboro, TX 76458
Size: 454 acres.
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