[Elfsea] possible camping site

housedragonstar housedragonstar at prodigy.net
Fri Sep 28 18:04:14 PDT 2001

Hold on...I am 45 minutes from downtown Fort Worth, and Jacksboro is another
30 minutes from me, easy...the sign says 45 miles.  So, we are really
talking about a site that is an hour and a half from downtown Fort Worth at
a minimum.

It is still worth a look-see.


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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
> 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:
> http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/fortrich/fortrich.htm#facilities
> 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.
> Asa
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> Speech is given to many, intelligence to few.
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