Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site
1738 FM 2705
Mexia, TX 76667
GPS: N31° 38′ 0.9″ W96° 33′ 26″
Texas Historical Commission/Confederate Reunion Grounds: Website
Location: The park entrance is 6 miles south of Mexia on State Highway 14, then 2.5 miles west on FM 2705.
The history of the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site ranges from 1889-1946. You can participate in various activities on the site; such as kayaking and fishing in the Navasota River or Jacks Creek, taking scenic walks down 2 of the Sites nature trails, and enjoying the use of the playground area.
The Confederate Reunion Grounds also hold its famous historic 1902 dance pavilion, a Civil War, vintage, steel-barreled Val Verde cannon, and a pump house used during the Mexia Oil Boom, along with various other ruins that can be seen on Site.
Gibbs Memorial Library
305 E. Rusk St.
Mexia, TX 76667
Features: Complete with up-to-date books as well as computers for email and internet.
Hughes City Park
Location: On the corner of S. Bonham and Tyler in Mexia, across from Parkview Regional Hospital
Features: Baseball fields, volleyball courts, picnic tables with grills, playground, pavilions, rodeo arena.
Fairfield Lake State Park
123 State Park Rd 64
Fairfield, TX 75840
Location: The park is located just a few miles from Interstate 45, northeast of the city of Fairfield, Texas.
Activities: Activities include camping, backpacking, hiking, day use equestrian, nature study, bird watching, boating on this 2400-acre lake, water skiing, jet skiing, fishing, and lake swimming in a large, buoyed, sandy area.
Fort Parker State Park
194 Park Road 28
Mexia TX 76667
TPWD Park Information-Website
Location: 7 miles south of Mexia on Texas Highway 14
Activities: Fort Parker offers 25 campsites with water, electricity and restrooms with showers, 10 screened shelters, activity center, playground, group pavilion, learning center, swimming, fishing, bird watching, hiking, biking, canoeing, boat tours, boat ramp, nature study, and baseball/softball.
Lake Limestone Campground and Marina
RR 1 Box 47K
Jewett, TX 75846
Lake Location: On the Navasota River 15 miles southeast of Groesbeck on FM 3371 in Leon, Robertson, and Limestone counties
Lake Mexia Marina
Hwy 84 West
Location: On the Navasota River, 7 miles west of the City of Mexia off US 84, in central Limestone Country
Features: 1,400 acre lake, 11 campsites with water and electricity, trailer dump station, restrooms with showers, picnic area, boat ramp, boat trailer parking, concessions.
Navarro Mills Lake
Location: North of Texas 31 between Waco and Corsicana
Old Fort Parker Historical Site
866 Park Road 35
Groesbeck TX 76642
Reconstructed Parker Family fort typical of early 19th century. Home where Cynthia Ann Parker was captured. Raised by the Comanches, she became the mother of Quanah Parker the last great Comanche chief. Visitors can explore cabins, climb the blockhouse, and recapture the atmosphere of that fateful spring day in 1836.
Location: 5 miles south of Mexia on Texas Highway 14
Activities: Year-round activities include Spring Trail Ride, Fort Fest Concert, Spring Rendezvous, A Summer’s Night Banquet, Fall Trail Ride, Holiday at the Fort, Thanksgiving Day Ride.