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This Texas Park Near Waco Is A Great Place To Watch The Sunset On The Water

Just look at all the pretty colors!

Texas sunsets have to be some of the most beautiful things you can experience in the United States. Thankfully we have Fort Parker State Park in Mexia, Texas where the sunsets are magnified by the blue water of the lake. The park has everything from camping to baseball and you can even rent equipment to complete your day out on the water.

Visitors can swim in the designated area or you can take a wonderful hike through the woods that have tons of bridges and trails that could go on for days. The park has plenty of places for bird watchers to hang out and maybe add a bird or two to their books. Hiking, biking, and canoeing are all welcomed at the park and you can rent equipment from the park office if you don't have your own. If you're going during offseason, all you have to do is request the gear and you'll be all set. 

We wouldn't blame you if you couldn't get enough of this beautiful place! Luckily for us, camping starts at just $12 and works it's way up depending on what style of camping you'd like to enjoy. They even have the option for you to reserve a spot for you and 96 of your closest friends (we'll be impressed if you have that many)!

The daily entrance fee for the park is $4 and the gates are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Early summer and fall are their busiest seasons but the park is so big so there is plenty of space for everyone. 

Fort Parker State Park is located at 194 Park Road 28Mexia, TX 76667. For more information on the park, you can visit their website here.

Come on out for the perfect summer day on the water and in the beautiful forest that surrounds it.

Fort Parker State Park

Price: $4

Address: 194 Park Road 28 Mexia, TX 76667

Why you need to go: There are so many awesome activities you can do in the park like canoeing, kayaking, and hiking. They also have amazing sunsets which makes it that much better.


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