[Steppes] Fw: [Elfsea] possible camping site

Lisa LeChatton llechatton at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 28 11:41:53 PDT 2001

Well I like that place already!!!

Aimee de LongCoeur
Central Region Dep. Equestrian Marshal
mka: Lisa LeChatton
Garland, Tx

----Original Message Follows----
From: "Glen Wilkerson" <gdwilkerson at earthlink.net>
Reply-To: steppes at ansteorra.org
To: <steppes at ansteorra.org>
Subject: [Steppes] Fw: [Elfsea] possible camping site
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 13:25:13 -0500

I had a look at the website and thought this was worth passing along.  It
looks like a great site, and since they are used to US Cavalry and Cival War
reenactors we should fit right in.  One other thing, not mentioned by Asa
but prominent in the website, is a ten mile long riding / biking / hiking
trail - the equestrians have another horse-friendly site.


-----Original Message-----
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

 >[ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ]
 >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
 >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
 >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
 >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.
 >Sermo datur cunctis, animi sapientia paucis.
 >Speech is given to many, intelligence to few.
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