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This event is only for camping, the hikes are separate events for Saturday and Sunday. You can stay in a hotel in nearby Crockett and visit the park but RSVP here only if you intend to camp with us. Camping is for Friday and Saturday. Mission Tejas is very small park with no shelters, so this is tent camping only.
Mission Tejas Park site
Mission Tejas map
We will be hiking the Four C Hiking Trial. It crosses 20 miles through the Davy Crockett National Forest from the Neches River Bluffs in the north to the Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area in the south. We will do the trial over two days.
"The park was built in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps as a commemorative representation of Mission San Francisco de los Tejas, the first Spanish mission in the province of Texas, which was established in 1690. Also in the park is the restored Rice Family Log Home, built in 1828 and restored in 1974. The home, is one of the oldest structures in the area. The home served as a stopover for immigrants, adventurers and local residents traveling the Old San Antonio Road across pioneer Texas."
FOOD: I am planning to eat out for breakfast and dinner. Miss Mollie's Diner, 210 San Antonio Rd in Alto that can accommodate a group for breakfast. For dinner we can drive to Crockett or Nacogdoches. Everyone is welcome to prepare their own meals too.
PLEASE NOTE: THE CAMPING AREA WE ARE USING DOES NOT HAVE ELECTRICITY.
CAMPING LIST FOR BEGINNERS: CLICK HERE
The cost for the campsite is $40 for the weekend split between everyone who comes, whether for one or both nights. There is a $2 entry fee per person to the park unless you have a State Parks Pass. Drivers may also be subject to an excess vehicle fee of a few dollars.