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Location and General Information

Springfield in Fairfield Lake State Park, which is situated in the state of Texas, USA, offers a great camping and recreational experience. The park is located approximately 2 hours south of Dallas, near the town of Fairfield. The park includes the beautiful Fairfield Lake, which serves as its centerpiece. Camping at Springfield within the park provides access to a range of outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, swimming, and boating.

Camping Facilities and Reservations

Springfield camping area typically provides amenities that could include:

  • Tent sites
  • RV sites with electric and water hookups
  • Picnic tables
  • Fire rings or grills
  • Restrooms with showers
  • Nearby access to boat ramps and fishing piers

Since facilities and site offerings might change, it's recommended to check directly with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department or the official park website for the newest information concerning campground amenities.

Reservations for camping spots in Fairfield Lake State Park, including those in the Springfield area, can be made through the Texas Parks & Wildlife reservation system. It's often advisable to book your campsite well in advance as spots can fill up quickly, especially during peak seasons.

Activities and Attractions

Springfield campers can enjoy a variety of activities:

  • Hiking: Explore the park's trails to enjoy the local flora and fauna.
  • Fishing: Fairfield Lake is home to several species of fish, including catfish and bass.
  • Boating: The park offers a boat ramp, and the lake is a popular spot for both motorized and non-motorized boating.
  • Wildlife Viewing: The park is home to a variety of wildlife, birdwatching is a popular activity.
  • Swimming: There's a designated swimming area for cooling off in the Texas heat.

Weather and Best Time to Visit

The climate in this region is generally warm and may be quite hot in the summer, while the winters are typically mild. Spring and fall usually offer the most pleasant temperatures for camping, but always check the weather forecast before going as conditions can change.

Park Regulations and Safety

  • Observe all park rules regarding campfires, fishing, and boating.
  • Be mindful of local wildlife. Store food securely and dispose of trash in bear-proof bins.
  • Ensure you have a valid Texas fishing license if you plan to fish.
  • Always wear a life jacket when engaging in water activities.


While individual campsite accessibility may vary, many state parks, including Fairfield Lake State Park, aim to offer facilities that are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Check the specific accessibility information for the Springfield camping area through the official state park website or by contacting the park directly.

Contact Information and Directions

For the most current information, campers should visit the official Texas Parks & Wildlife Department website or contact the park directly:

Fairfield Lake State Park 123 State Park Road 64 Fairfield, TX 75840 Phone: (903) 389-4514

To get to the park and the Springfield camping area, you'd generally take I-45 to the town of Fairfield and then follow state park signage to the lake.

Remember that specific details about the Springfield camping area within Fairfield Lake State Park, such as the number of sites, precise amenities, and fees, are subject to change. Always verify information before making travel plans.

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