[Elfsea] possible camping site
jane.sitton at radioshack.com
Mon Oct 1 05:54:45 PDT 2001
I remember passing by this site while commuting from Olney to Ft. Worth to
visit Logan in the hoosgow a couple of years ago, and wondering if it would
work for SCA events. Mad Ivan's stepfather has taken boy scout troops there
many times, and has commented that this is a nice site.
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Subject: [Elfsea] possible camping site
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There is a possible camp site in Jacksboro - Ft. Richardson State Park.
have 41 camp sites w/water/elec, 11 shelters, an open primitive camping area
and a group pavillion. Bathrooms and shower facility and swimming at the
resevoir. They do not have a manned gate as such - you drive in and later
pay at the park office. Its off seasons are winter and summer.
Drawbacks - there is lots of cactus in some areas, no cactus in many others.
It is a state park with all that entails (however it is a very relaxed
It's not huge, but probably as big or bigger than Tanglewood. Only one
shower facility, but two bathroom facilities but a swimming beach is easily
accessable. Questionable about dry site - they have a large chili cookoff
each year so? maybe not a problem. Archery and fighting - must be discussed
with the park manager but not a "no" up front when talking with them.
Favorable points - Its very close, 35 to 45 minutes from Ft. Worth. Its
within the city BUT extremely secluded. Motels across and next to the area
as well as eating places and a Walmart. Lots of shade lots of trees, lots
open places. Screen shelters available. Group pavilion available. They
themselves sponsor a historical re-enactment group and are used to have a
large group (chili cookoff) in the park.
The time we visited it - Fourth of July and the park was empty - literally
only two or three campsites being used. Deer, turkey and rabbit everywhere
in the camp areas.
The web site is:
The park manager is: Danny Peterson
The phone number is: 940-567-3506
I'm not saying its the perfect site, but it is a possibility. When I talked
to them, they were open to the possibility. I do not have the experience
looking for a site and cannot talk "brass tacks" and I do not have the
authority to make assumptions on our needs - but this is a lovely area and
well worth going to with or without an event.
Sermo datur cunctis, animi sapientia paucis.
Speech is given to many, intelligence to few.
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