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Blanco State Park, Blanco

4.4
#49 of 150 in Nature in Texas
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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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  • Very crowded and music playing. Would have liked to hear the waterfall from our picnic table. Otherwise, we had fun swimming and kayaking.  more »
  • Hiking/Jogging trails. Kayak and floating tube rentals. Swimming area fills up pretty quickly but they have provided several picnic tables and grills on site.  more »
  • A great place for a picnic or just hang out. We took the grandkids fishing and it was a blast. In between the little ones that we threw back some keepers were caught. Lots of enjoyment.  more »
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  • Great park!! My kids loved the swimming (both shallow and deep parts). Small campground not out in the middle of wilderness, you can hear traffic just a view hundred yards away. My daughter loved that there was next to no bugs in middle of summer. Didnt need to wear bug spray. Screen shelter was very clean and could see kids in swimming area from it. Bathrooms and showers clean and new. Host was very friendly and unlocked our shelter for us after hours.
  • Great swimming for kids and adults. Come early to find good parking near the swimming area even though the walk isn't far the parking area. We spent 2 1/2 hours easliy in the water. Nice relaxing breeze. Would highly recommend and will be back. Not far from San Antonio. $5 per adult and kids under 12 free. Good phone service area in the park.
  • Went for the day the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. We found parking at the end. It was quiet and nice. Families were there. No alcohol allowed so it was a nice time without the obnoxious tubers. $5 entry fee was awesome - 12 and under free. Water was awesome. We are hoping to camp there soon.
  • Swam two laps from dam to bridge, about 1 hour, cautiously since these were new waters for me. Goes from deep to shallow, 2' to deep to shallow. The shallows are smooth silty rock ledges. One can swim right up to dam and hang out. Tent campsites have pads, showers are spacious with good shower heads and plenty of water. There are some nice screened shelters I would like to try. I may not like Texas politicians, but Texas Parks has done this right. Thank you.
  • We had a decent time. We've been to almost every State Park in Texas and I must say that there are better ones than Blanco. Upon leaving, we all had the same feelings that yes we had an okay time but will never return. The water is overcrowded and is murky. It's right off the main highway so you see and hear cars the whole time.

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