West Park District

Circle 10 Council

Fort Parker

The Limestone Bluffs Paddling Trail from Fort Parker

to the Confederate Reunion Grounds makes a great

paddling trip. Fort Parker is only 90 minutes south of

Dallas and has some nice primitive campsites

including a scout camping wilderness area. The

canoe trip can be anywhere from 3 miles to 10.6

miles. There are also hiking/biking trails.


Here is this link to all the information on the park

and how to book campsites:




194 Park Road 28

Mexia, Texas   76667


Phone: 254-562-5751

Reserve campsites: (512) 389-8900





3 mile trip – starts at the Confederate Reunion Grounds and goes along the Navasota River to Fort Parker. This becomes a 5.3 mile trip if you continue across the lake to the boat ramp for take out. Fort Parker State Park offers shuttle service for the canoes when prearranged. Canoes will be shuttled on Saturdays and Sundays only at 10:00 a.m., March through November. Canoe rental for the trip is a 4 hour minimum rental. You need to supply your own transportation to and from the Confederate Reunion Grounds and Fort Parker State Park. Park staff can only transport the canoes. It is approximately 5 miles driving to the Confederate Reunion Grounds from Fort Parker. Canoes can be reserved for this trip by calling 254-562-5751.


6 mile trip – if you put in at the River Boat launch site at Fort Parker you can paddle out to the Confederate Reunion Grounds, have lunch and then paddle back.


10.6 mile trip – for this trip you put in at the Lake boat ramp and paddle across the lake to the entrance of the Navasota , out to the battlegrounds and return to the same place. A complete description is found on this link for the Limestone Bluffs paddling trail:





Link to google maps:


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