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Blanco State Park, Blanco

(4.3/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Blanco State Park is a 104.6 acres park, along a mile of the Blanco River, on the southern edge of Blanco, Texas. It features camping, picnicking, screened shelters, swimming, tubing, nature trails, and a wildlife viewing station. The park is hilly with mostly cedar, and pecan trees. Among the animals seen at the park are nutria, mallards, raccoon, armadillo and squirrel.Much of the early development of the park was done by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, including a group picnic pavilion.On May 24th 2015 the park was hit by a catastrophic flood
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  • This is one of Texas smallest state parks, but it is a beautiful escape right on the Blanco River in Blanco, Texas. Since the river runs right through the park, it is an ideal place to swim, fish, wad...  more »
  • My family and I recently visited while on Spring Break. The cost was $15 for us to get in (3 adults, 2 children under 12). Parking was easy to find, and the park was beautiful. The water was a bit col...  more »
  • We came out to explore the park for the day. There is a brief walking trail, a place to launch a kayak or canoe, a fishing area and a swimming hole. A very quaint, beautiful park. We will be back!  more »
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  • We stopped for a picnic. Loved this park. Didn't see much for kids to do (a slide and 2 old swings) but since we didn't have any kids with us and there is plenty of grassy area to play I give it 5 stars for a nice place to picnic. I would also camp here. Their RV and tent sites were very appealing. A couple of friendly ducks joined us.
  • Small but nice park. Tent/car camping has the prettier sites. Cute little town square within walking distance. Fun fishing and short walks.....no "hiking" though.
  • Very small park so campsites are somewhat close. The main attraction is the river for swimming. No trails for hiking or biking. We camped in site 24 which is on the outside loop and backed up to a hill. Nice spot. You're also conveniently right in Blanco which is a neat little town with great restaurants and bars closeby.
  • It's a very small park. Not much for kids to do. They had a couple of swings and a slide. If you have small kids they will be bored. The wifi sucked they need an extended router. The worst thing about the park was the park host constantly drove around like they were the cops patrolling. It was very annoying. I mean all day like every 20 minutes. Ive been to alot of state parks and none of the hosts did this. My wife and i agreed we wouldn't return.
  • Go to Guadalupe state park nearby if you have young children who aren't strong swimmers or if you want a prettier park and a more pleasant swim. Blanco river park isn't very pretty or natural looking, seems more like any normal city park but with a fee. Landa park in New Braunfels is nicer and better looking. The water isn't suitable for young swimmers. The park seems pretty small and there wasn't much to explore.