One jewel often missed by those traveling through north Texas is a tiny town called Jacksboro. Located in Jack County, this town has a population of less than 5,000. Despite being small, this town makes up for it in local charm and rich history. My friend Jacob Mills owns Dryer Vent Tech in Franklin TN, enjoys various accommodations when he travels, and he always makes sure the accommodations he chooses meet his travel goals.
Enjoy a Historic Tour at Fort Richardson
History buffs should spend a few hours, or even a few days, at Fort Richardson State Park. This park is more than a state park; it’s also a historical site. This gem is located right off the highway at 228 State Park Road 61. Guests can enjoy a self-guided walking tour on the weekends or participate in a ranger-led program during the week.
Guests will enjoy touring a museum full of historical artifacts, the original fort hospital, the morgue, the bakery, and more. Exploring the fort areas is free with paid admission to the state park. The buildings are not climate controlled, so visit in the morning if touring in the warmer summer months.
Jacksboro is An Adventurers Dream
People who love adventure and getting out in nature will love Jacksboro. The state park is split up into two separate areas. The second area is on the man-made lake and is perfect for fishing, boating, kayaking, swimming, and more.
Those who do not own their own kayak are in luck, as there is a machine on the lake that allows people to rent a kayak by the hour. Other outdoor adventures in the area include tent and cabin camping, horseback riding, hiking, and biking. There are twelve miles of trails available for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders.
Lots of Options for Foodies
Those who travel for the food will love the many dining options available in Jacksoboro. One of the most popular restaurants in the area is JR’s Chophouse B&B, which hosts a stunningly beautiful restaurant downstairs and a charmingly old-fashioned bed and breakfast upstairs. There is indoor and outdoor seating available and a bar and a coffee shop in the front of the historic building.
People can also enjoy a bite to eat in an old firehouse at Neri’s Firehouse Restaurant & Take Out. This restaurant is located on the historic Jacksoboro square and is a local favorite. Diners will enjoy their food in an old fire hall and will be excited to come back.
In conclusion, there is a lot to do and see in Jacksboro, TX. People will feel safe in this tiny town while enjoying many of the luxuries of larger areas. There are plenty of local places to shop and eat and a state park for those craving adventures.…