Fort site structures include seven of the original buildings which have been restored: the post hospital; the officers' quarters (Commanding Officer); a powder magazine; a morgue; a commissary; a guardhouse; and a bakery, which baked 600 loaves per day. There are also two replicas: officers' and enlisted men's barracks. The officers' barracks houses the Interpretive Center. Activities include historical study, picnicking, camping, fishing, hiking, biking, day-use equestrian, nature study, wading in the creek (seasonal), and swimming (accessible via Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway or by road). Tours/Events: Guided historical tours are held daily at 10 am and 2 pm; tour fees apply. Special events held throughout the year include Military Reenactments (pictured above), Bar-B-Que Cookoff, a Trout Fishing Tournament, and Living History Presentations.

Real nice trail. Went out on a Tuesday afternoon and never saw another person. Will be back for sure.

great area....it is about 1bmile from start to finish. ranger tip of the day: stay in where grass is low ....plenty of rattlers in the area and they dont like to go in the open or low grass area.

walking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

drive loop is 2 miles at main entrance good walk
trail is 9 miles...Ft Jackson to Lost Creek
*one way*
not sure where the 5 mile loop is.

very nice trail woth the drive from ft worth

hiking
Thursday, February 11, 2016

hiking
Saturday, June 27, 2015

hiking
Friday, June 27, 2014

Kicking Bird Trail is a short loop that goes into a wooded area along a shallow creek. We did this trail in a heavy downpour, and we both got soaked. In spite of that, we really had a great time.

hiking
Friday, June 27, 2014

This trail follows the south|west bank of Lost Creek. It is a very easy hike, and is well maintained. Great views, and a good chance of seeing whitetail deer and many birds.

hiking
Friday, June 27, 2014

A little used trail that follows the north|east bank of Lost Creek. It goes by a (dry) spring that comes out of a rock bluff of the creek bank. The trail is quite rocky and has several trees that have blown down across the trail.

walking
Friday, June 27, 2014

Fort Richardson was the northernmost of a series of forts to protect settlers from Indian attacks. The State of Texas has restored several of the buildings and the park has a tour each day at 10AM and 2PM. The post hospital building is quite impressive. The morgue is located behind the hospital. Other buildings include the bakery, the magazine, Enlisted barracks, Officers quarters, and the ruins of the Guard House.

hiking
Saturday, May 31, 2014