A Texas Park on Leased Land Near Dallas Must Close Because the State’s Landlord is Selling the Property to a Developer

The view from a lakeside campsite at Fairfield Lake State Park. The park, which opened to the public in 1976 on land leased to the state, will close at the end of February because the owners are selling the land to a private developer. Credit: Jennifer M. Ramos

Fairfield Lake State Park, 96 miles south of Dallas, is expected to close permanently by the end of the month because its landlord is selling the land.The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department received a lease termination notice from the owners, Vistra Corp., which had operated the Big Brown coal power ...

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