[Elfsea] possible camping site
gdwilkerson at earthlink.net
Fri Sep 28 11:17:43 PDT 2001
Looks great to me. I had a look at the website, and if they are used to US
Cavalry and Cival War reenactors we should fit right in. The riding /
hiking / biking trail will also give the equestrian group another
From: HRAFNASDOT at aol.com <HRAFNASDOT at aol.com>
To: elfsea at ansteorra.org <elfsea at ansteorra.org>
Date: Friday, September 28, 2001 1:02 PM
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
>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
>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
>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
>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.
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