by Roland H. Wauer & Mark A. Elwonger (Falcon Guides)
The 1,485-acre Fort Parker State Park contains 735 acres of rolling hills and the 750-acre Lake Fort Parker (also known as Springfield Lake), created by a dam on the Navasota River. The reservoir has over a mile of shoreline, two lighted fishing piers, and a concrete boat ramp.
Key birds: Wood Duck, Wild Turkey, and Red-headed Woodpecker are present year-round. Anhinga, Chuck-will’s-widow, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Prothonotary Warbler, and Indigo Bunting occur in summer. Hooded Merganser; Bald Eagle; American Woodcock; and Grasshopper, Fox, and Harris’s Sparrows can usually be found in winter.
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