Fort Parker State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 47
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 36
About: Fort Parker offers camping, picnicking, swimming in an unsupervised swimming area, fishing, birdwatching, hiking, biking, canoeing, nature study, and baseball/softball.
Facilities include restrooms with and without showers; picnic sites; a group picnic pavilion; tables grouped in several areas; campsites with water and electricity; screened shelters that are winterized from November through March; a group camp with 4 barracks and a dining hall - The group camp contains a total of 9 buildings which sleep 96 (max. capacity). All the group camp buildings are heated and 6 are air conditioned (all sleeping areas are air conditioned); a group recreation hall ("activity center") (built by the CCC) that is heated and air-conditioned, has tables and chairs for 50, a stove top, and a refrigerator; a sponsored youth group camping area; a boat ramp; a boat dock; a 1-mile, multi-use trail for hiking and mountain bike riding; lake fishing pier; fish-cleaning facilities; playground(near the picnic area), baseball/softball field; and a trailer dump station. Canoes are rented daily during season and upon request in off-season.
Frequently seen in the park are bluebird, duck, heron, migratory waterfowl, coyote, raccoon, squirrel, and bobcat. Popular fish include crappie, bass, catfish, and trout in season.
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