Fort Griffin


Albany
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Photo from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Web Site

Daily Entrance Fees

Adult (13 and over)

$ 2.00

Child (12 and under) No Charge
Seniors (Texas residents 65 on 9/1/95 or after) $ 1.00
Group School-Sponsored Trip (Entrance per person 13 and above) $ .50
Group School-Sponsored Trip (Entrance per person 12 and under) No Charge
Information and prices are subject to change at any time. For reservations, call 512-389-8900. Current conditions including fire bans and water levels can vary from day to day. For more details, call the park or Park Information at 800-792-1112.

Directions

To reach the park, travel 15 miles north of Albany on US Highway 283.

Tours

Groups may request tours and Living History Programs.


Photo from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Web Site

Facilities

Campsites with water, electricity and/or sewer; Primitive campground (overflow area); Picnic sites; Group picnic area; Enclosed winterized shelter (can be heated in winter and opened in summer) with tables, a grill, electricity, water, and restrooms nearby; Two group equestrian camps with water for horses only (combined capacity of 35 rigs); Trailer dump station; Interpretive center; Amphitheater; 3 miles historic hiking trails; 1.5 miles nature trails; Playgrounds with slides and swings; Restroom with showers: Texas State Park Store; Basketball court, Volleyball court; Horseshoe court, and a baseball field.


Photo from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Web Site

Activities

A portion of the official Texas Longhorn herd resides in the park. Partially restored ruins of Old Fort Griffin, including a hand-dug well, a mess hall, a ghost building, a barracks, a library, a rock chimney, a store, an administration building, a cistern, a hospital, a powder magazine, the foundation of the officers' quarters, and the first sergeant's quarters, a restored bakery, and replicas of enlisted men's huts are on a bluff overlooking the townsite of Fort Griffin and clear Fork of the Brazos River Valley (the townsite is not in the park boundaries.) Ruins of various structures still can be seen. The park offers camping, hiking, fishing, picnicking, living history, historical reenactments, and nature study.

Events

March: Longhorn Calf Branding Historic Trail Ride
April: Indian Wars Reenactment
May: Memorial Day Weekend, Cowboy Campfire Breakfast.

Picture of Fandangle in Albany
Fandangle
From the book, Panhandle Pilgrimage, by Pauline Durrett and R.L. Robertson


June: Albany Fandangle
July: Night Sky Viewing
September: Labor Day Weekend, Cowboy Campfire Breakfast
Fall: Civil War Reenactment, Night Sky Viewing
December: 1870 Country Christmas

Communities and Related Link

Albany Community
Throckmorton Community
Fort Griffin Web Site
Fort Griffin Texas Parks & Wildlife Web Site
 

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