[Elfsea] possible camping site
caerell at home.com
Sat Sep 29 08:42:06 PDT 2001
It take me a little over 1 hour and 15 minutes to go from Southern Fort
Worth to Jacksboro. I travel it several times a month to visit my parents
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From: "housedragonstar" <housedragonstar at prodigy.net>
To: <elfsea at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 7:04 PM
Subject: Re: [Elfsea] possible camping site
> Hold on...I am 45 minutes from downtown Fort Worth, and Jacksboro is
> 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
> a minimum.
> It is still worth a look-see.
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> From: <HRAFNASDOT at aol.com>
> To: <elfsea at ansteorra.org>
> Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 1:01 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
> > resevoir. They do not have a manned gate as such - you drive in and
> > 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
> > 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,
> > open places. Screen shelters available. Group pavilion available.
> > themselves sponsor a historical re-enactment group and are used to have
> > large group (chili cookoff) in the park.
> > The time we visited it - Fourth of July and the park was empty -
> > 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
> > 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
> > well worth going to with or without an event.
> > Asa
> > Sermo datur cunctis, animi sapientia paucis.
> > Speech is given to many, intelligence to few.
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