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Fort Richardson State Park Website
Fort Richardson State Park
Historic Site & Lost Creek Reservoir State Trail Way
228 State Park Road 61
Jacksboro TX 76458
940/567-3506

Trail Info
Prickly Pear Trail: This 2 mile trail is for hiking in the open prairie land.
Nature walk trail which follows Lost Creek for 1/4 mile. Some of this is in the woods and quite shady.
The Lost Creek Reservoir 10-mile hike, bike and equestrian (multi-use) trail is a one way trail with no water along the way so pack it in.

Trail Review
This is a great park to visit on a rainy weekend as the multi-use trail is a wide gravel road. Great for flat beginner's bike riding. A dear ran right in front of us across the trail while we were bike riding after only a few hours in the park.

Difficulty Level
Very Easy / Beginners

Fees
Click here for fees

TPWD Maps (In pdf format)
Map Of Park
Map Of Multi Use Trail


Primitive Campsites

You must hike .6 miles to reach a very roomy hike-in primitive camp site big enough for twenty tents. See images below. There is a huge fire ring with logs to sit on. There are also some big trees providing much needed shade in the summer.

The night we camped we got to test out our new REI Ultra Light Weight Quarter Dome 3 tent in a Torrential all-night thunderstorm. The tent worked way beyond our expectations aided by the campsites big trees on two sides of our tent.

Campsites & Other Facilities
There are screened shelters; campsites with water and electricity.
picnic sites
a lighted group picnic pavilion.
restrooms with and without showers
volleyball court; horseshoe pits
a trailer dump station;
Swimming beach on Lost Creek Reservoir
and a Texas State Park Store.
Fishing is allowed in the 8-acre Quarry Lake located by park headquarters.

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Directions From The Colony TX 1.45 hours
5. Slight right onto TX-121 BUS N 4.9 mi
7. onto I-35E N 17.5 mi
9. Exit 469 US-380/Decatur/Mc Kinney/Texas Women's University 472 ft
10. Merge onto I-35 Frontage Rd 384 ft
11. Slight left to stay on I-35 Frontage Rd 495 ft
12. Turn left onto US-380 W/W University Dr Continue to follow US-380 W 24.9 mi
13. Merge onto US-287 N/US-81 N via the ramp to Wichita Falls 0.5 mi
14. Turn left onto Farm to Market Rd 1810/E Old Chico Rd 72 ft
15. Turn left onto US-81 S 0.3 mi
16. Slight right onto the ramp to US-380 W/US-380 Bypass W 0.2 mi
17. Turn right onto US-380 W/US-380 Bypass W Continue to follow US-380 W 10.1 mi
18. Turn right onto TX-114 W/US-380 W 23.5 mi
19. Turn right onto TX-114 W/TX-199 W/US-281 N/US-380 W 0.3 mi
TX-114 W/TX-199 W/US-281 N/US-380 W
To reach the park, travel 1/2 mile south of Jacksboro on US Highway 281

228 State Park Road 61
Jacksboro TX 76458
940/567-3506
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