Our family loves spending time together outdoors. I also love a quick getaway. Located only an hour and a half south of Dallas, Ft. Parker is a perfect weekend escape. Texas is rich with state parks, but this one is one of my favorites because of it's beautiful views and limited campsites. Due to it's small number of campsites, even at full capacity, this park will retain it's peaceful offerings to campers.
Sometimes, when we don't have a lot of time to get away, we lazy camp. As much as I love setting up a tent, the time it takes can really eat away at time spent exploring. So, we just throw a couple of air mattresses in the car, and rent a screened shelter. It makes for a quick and easy way to camp. Don't worry, all of the windows face away from other shelters.
This shelter was elevated above the campsites below it leaving a beautiful view without obstruction.
While we were there, we were able to enjoy observing the local wildlife.
There are many lovely nature trails to wander through that are perfect for beginner hikers. Most Texas lakes are maintained utilizing dams. This one is no different.
Our favorite part about camping is simply the opportunity to get away and connect with one another as we disconnect from the world.
Where do you like to go and disconnect?
Betsy Strauss is an unexpected homeschooler, mother of three, who is in a relationship with a sweet man for life. She loves reading books, drinking coffee, and learning anything with her kids.