Lover's Retreat - Palo Pinto County TexasLover's Retreat is one of the most scenic spots in Palo Pinto County. Back when it was open to the public, it was utilized by everyone in our county as a meeting ground or picnic area for many of the annual events. Families met here for reunions, churches held tent revivals and held in Palo Pinto County and many families report that it was the gathering place for their family reunion every year especially back in the '50's.

The stories of how Lover's Retreat was so named are as varied as the colorful quilts that my grandmother pieced.

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Palo Pinto Facts

"Palo Pinto" means painted posts or trees. Native Americans painted tree trunks red and blue along the banks of North Fork of Palo Pinto Creek near Strawn and some think that is how the county gets its name.