Fort Richardson State Historical Park

When you’re planning a vacation with a campervan rental in North Texas, you may want to stay and play at the Fort Richardson State Park in Jacksboro. The park offers excellent educational and recreational opportunities, including an extensive trail system, a creek, and a lake.Fort Richardson State Park campsites have gravel parking pads, picnic tables, and fire rings. Some sites have pull-through access. RV sites may have full hookups, electric hookups only, water hookups only, or no hookups at all. Service is 20/30/50-amp. Campers have access to amenities including restrooms and showers, dumpsters, and a park store. The campground is family-friendly and pet-friendly, although pets are not allowed in buildings.

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Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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Arrange a pick up time with the host or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

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Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

You’ll be right in the middle of the great outdoors at the Fort Richardson State Park and Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway when you camp in an RV near Jacksboro. The park’s Quarry Lake is stocked with catfish, bass, and trout. Fishing equipment is available on loan. The nine-mile Lost Creek Trailway is a scenic, linear trail system with plenty of shade, wildflowers, and wildlife. An interactive trail map is available. Other recreational activities at the park include hiking, biking, swimming, horseback riding, picnicking, nature study, and photography.You can enjoy a great sense of community at nearby Possum Kingdom State Park while you're RV camping at Fort Richardson State Park. Possum Kingdom Lake features over 300 miles of shoreline, scenic coves, a boat launch, a fishing pier, and a fish cleaning station. Canoes, kneeboards, water skis, and tubes are available for rent. An interactive trail map is available. Ranger-led and Junior Ranger programs are also offered. Other recreational activities include swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, biking, geocaching, and nature study.Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway is also well worth a visit when you're staying at the Fort Richardson State Park campground. Lake Mineral Wells State Park is located near what was once a popular health resort and vacation destination. The 640-acre Lake Mineral Wells features six fishing piers and a boat ramp. Fishing gear and tackle are available on loan. Flat-bottom boats with trolling motors, rowboats, canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards are available for rent. The trailway spans 20 miles with four trailheads and 16 bridges. There are also nearly 13 miles of other trails to traverse here, ranging from easy to challenging. Penitentiary Hollow is a natural rock climbing venue with a downloadable climbing route map. Ranger-led programs include kids’ wilderness survival, wildflower walks, astronomy, and cowboy history through music and poetry. Other recreational activities to try include hiking, biking, horseback riding, geocaching, and nature viewing and photography.

Exploring the Area

There is plenty to explore and learn right at the Fort Richardson State Park and Historic Site when you're camping with a Jacksboro motorhome rental here. Restored historic structures include the commanding officer’s quarters, the post hospital, a guardhouse, the commissary, a powder magazine, the morgue, and a bakery (which produced over 600 loaves every day). There are also replicas of officers’ and enlisted men’s barracks. The officers’ barracks also contains the Interpretive Center. Two-hour ranger-guided tours are offered every weekday. Educational and special events that take place here include living history presentations, military reenactments, and a barbecue cookoff.You can also head to the Dallas/Fort Worth area if you’re in the mood for some big-city attractions and amenities while you’re staying at one of the RV parks in Jacksboro. This area is one of the cultural and industrial hubs of the region, and it has a great deal of historical significance. Some of the top things to do and see include the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Six Flags Over Texas, Reunion Tower, the Fort Worth Zoo, and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Special events that take place in and around here every year include the Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival, Dallas Blooms, the North Texas Irish Festival, the National Day of the American Cowboy, and the Edge of Texas. Be sure to check out Visit Dallas, Visit Fort Worth, City of Dallas Tourism, and Tour Texas for the latest in local news, attractions, events, and visitor guides.When it’s time to leave your campsite at Fort Richardson State Park for a taste of the town, you’ll find comfort food, burgers and chophouses, pizza, and familiar fast-casual chains. If you need to fill up your motorhome rental, there are plenty of service stations, convenience stores, and truck stops with both gasoline and diesel fuel.

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Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


How does check-in work?


Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.