Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site and Fort Parker State Park invite the public to join us for a National Public Lands Day/Keep Texas Waterways Clean celebration to help care for our treasured public lands in Limestone County. National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands that all Americans enjoy.
Location: Limestone Bluffs Paddling Trail (Navasota River)
8 a.m. A refreshments “tailgate” at Fort Parker State Park (sponsored by H-E-B of Mexia)
Canoes, kayaks, and boats will launch from the Fort Parker State Park river launch area; river access is closed at Confederate Reunion Grounds due to a historic restoration and rehabilitation construction project. It is suggested that you wear comfortable old clothes and gloves, and bring a bottle or two of drinking water and a snack, if desired. Most of all, be ready to experience the beautiful Limestone Bluffs Paddling Trail as you explore and tidy up the five miles of river between the two sites!
For canoe reservations for public use, sign-up, and information, please call Fort Parker State Park at 254.562.5751 or Confederate Reunion Grounds at 254.472.0959.
The Navasota River is an important feature in the cultural landscape of the Confederate Reunion Grounds and a favorite fishing spot, both modern and historic. Fort Parker Lake provides wildlife habitat for a variety of waterfowl and, along with the Navasota River, is source of water for the city of Groesbeck.
This program is sponsored in part by Keep Texas Beautiful and H-E-B/Central Market.
For more information, visit National Public Lands Day, Keep Texas Waterways Clean, and the Limestone Bluffs Paddling Trail.