Fairfield Lake State Park - Camp/Hike/Kayak/Fish­/Bike

  • November 16, 2012 · 4:00 PM
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Join us for outdoor activities and great company! If you want time away from the big city and you like camping, hiking, fishing, and/or just generally relaxing, then join us for a weekend getaway to the Fairfield Lake State Park. This is a nice little State Park, less than a couple hours from the Dallas area! We hope you'll take the time to look over the details and consider joining us. There are hiking, biking and horseback riding trails here as well as the lake to kayak and fish from. I think this will be a nice outing and fairly close, as some of you have to come out after work.

Please ignore 'map' shown above, meetup will not allow me to change marker to correct location. Please use THESE Directions/map:: http://goo.gl/maps/4GdeT

YOU WILL HAVE TO OBTAIN YOUR OWN CAMPSITE. IMPORTANT: MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS FOR THE water/electric sites. It is first come first served, however we will most assuredly all be in the Cook's FerryCamping Area.

Go to this site to see more on this park, information, fees, etc and to make your reservations either by phone or online:

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/fairfield-lake

Children over 15.

 No agressive dogs allowed .. at all , must be secured, park rules. No people aggressive dogs, or dog aggressive, no exceptions. If you bring a dog that has aggression isssues, he/she will NOT be allowed into the common areas of the group.

We also request you leave your 'barky' dogs at home as this is a major disturbance at camp. Difficult to sleep with a dog barking at night, early hours in the morning.

Some of us will be bringing our kayaks to do some paddling, as well as hitting some of the trails, both activities are good here. I think you all will enjoy this place.

Activities Available: car camping, fishing, hiking, horse riding (bring your own equines), bike trails. Hiking Trails: Big Brown Creek Trail (2.5 mi); Dockery Trail (6 mi); Nature Walk (2 mi); Bird-Watching Trail (1 mi).

There IS a max 2 cars per site; If you would like to carpool to the park, or would like to share a site with someone to split site fees/gas, please contact members --- directly -- who are going to see who might have room on their site/carpool, as they may not see the comments section below.

Currently, there is NO burn ban at this park (at this posting date), thus, bringing a little firewood, each, is a good thing! If anything changes, I will let you know. But, plan on bringing some firewood.

If you have further questions regarding the park itself, please call the park office at :[masked]

Directions to Fairfield SP: 1. Head south on I-45. Fairfield is approx 90 mi from Dallas and 120 mi from Ft Worth. 2. Once in Fairfield: Travel east on US 84. Turn left on FM 488. Veer right on FM 2570. Turn right on FM 3285. Park Road 64 is 3.3 miles straight ahead. Fairfield SP website:

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  • Pratin

    I am a new camping enthusiast and wanted your opinion about which company's tents and calming equipments are better.

    December 31, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have gear from all over the place, REI, Bass, etc. I have been doing camping and river trips for a long time. Some last and some doesn't. What do you want to do in terms of trips? overnight ? several nights?

      December 31, 2012

    • Pratin

      I am going to try this. I will mostly be doing car camping and two to three nights about three times a year.

      December 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time! Good group of folks and a nice time had by all!

    November 25, 2012

  • Kristine

    We would love to go camping but have to slowly get money together for gear. I would love recommendations on best kinds of gear to get (cot vs. self inflating pad, etc)

    November 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Some of that depends on the type of boat, canoe vs kayak, what size it is, how often you want to do base camping vs trip camping, how comfy you need or want to be, etc.. Down side to air mattress is leaks can kill you. Yakers pack more like backpackers. Canoeist, can be more like car/base camping.

      November 20, 2012

    • Cheryl

      EJ's absolutely right on this one. I prefer cots to inflatable. Also, I like to be further from the ground during the colder seasons. But, sometimes, you can find a good air mattress for camping .. bring duck tape ... :)

      November 20, 2012

  • Davis T.

    Sunset 1724 Friday and 1725 Saturday (LOL) Hey, cannot make it this time. Hey, have a great time, team!

    1 · November 12, 2012

    • Cheryl

      Missed you Davis!

      November 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Might come out and visit, but will stay in a Hotel nearby.. :)

    November 16, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      LOL!! Much easier than setting up all my gear for only 1 night.. :)

      1 · November 16, 2012

    • Cheryl

      We missed you!

      November 20, 2012

  • Cheryl

    Photos to come ... soon.

    November 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anybody that didn't go on this trip but still want to go out and paddle? I'll be going to Rowlett Creek at 10:00 am at Miller Road. I'll be there leading a trip with Dallas Down River. With Thanksgiving next weekend , I could not get away for this trip. Miss all you guys.

    November 16, 2012

    • Cheryl

      I hope you had a good time .. and ... hoping you can join us again soon!

      November 20, 2012

  • Cheryl

    This was a really great trip, good turnout and just all around good people. I hope we can do this again soon! ((PLAN ON IT!!))

    November 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great location for a weekend camping trip. Easy access and not far from Dallas.

    November 19, 2012

  • Rich

    Awesome group. Had a double ring campfire on Saturday night.

    November 18, 2012

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