Fort Griffin State Historic Park
1701 N. US Hwy 283
Albany, TX 76430
State Park: Birding, Camp, Fish, Hike, History, Picnic, Playground, Walk, Water Sports
Set in the unspoiled natural environment of West Texas, Fort Griffin State Historic Site held command over the southern plains as one in a line of frontier defensive forts from 1867 to 1881. Among the ruins today are a mess hall, barracks, first sergeant’s quarters, bakery, powder magazine, and hand-dug well. The site is also headquarters for the official Texas Longhorn herd. Campgrounds provide visitors the opportunity to relax under large shade trees, catch catfish in the river, or hike nature trails. The site also offers living history and stargazing events.