Scout Area is a primitive campground in disguise! This area is awesome for groups to become one around the communal fire ring lined with log seats, or on a trip to see nearby historical landmarks. Wander just a half-mile from camp and the primitive life is just a fleeting thought with access to a plethora of amenities: a playground, restrooms, group picnic area, and a money fishing spot! If you wanna get really primitive, why not bite right into that first catch of yours? Survivorman-style!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
20 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Hit up the Lost Creek Trailway for ten miles of scenic biking along Lost Creek, through the park, and across the reservoir dam....Read more


Fish for catfish, bass and trout at Quarry Lake, or bring your equipment along for the hike down Lost Creek Nature Trail, where...Read more


Easy and moderate trails will satisfy any type of hiker. Bird lovers can explore the Kicking Bird Trail, while families can enj...Read more

Horseback riding

The best place to take your horse is the Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway, which offers a smooth surface and plenty of miles...Read more


Plenty of prime swimming spots are accessible by road or by the Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway, so if you head out on the ...Read more


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Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site
United States
Phone Number
(940) 567-3506
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33.207° N, 98.166° W
Tent Only - Hike In: 20 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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