Texas To Purchase New Park Land While Saving Fairfield State Park
Months ago we wrote about the possibility of Texas losing a State Park to development. Fairfield Lake State Park has been open to the public since the 1970's but in February the park closed to guest. What many did not know is that the park wasn't owned by the state, instead it was leased land.
But that may change soon, and Fairfield Lake State Park may not only be saved, but it may grow in size according to the Dallas Morning News.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously Thursday to allow the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s executive director to “take all necessary steps” to buy roughly 5,000 acres of land in Freestone County that includes the park, according to a TPWD statement.
The state park normally see's about 80,000 visitors a year with the more popular activities being hiking, fishing, camping, family reunions, paddle boats, and even horseback riding.