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Blanco State Park, Blanco

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Blanco State Park is a 104.6-acre (42.3 ha) 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 24, 2015 the park was hit by a catastrophic flood
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  • Beautiful park! Well kept, clean and pet friendly. Lovely place to spend a quiet morning or afternoon outside. 
    Beautiful park! Well kept, clean and pet friendly. Lovely place to spend a quiet morning or afternoon outside.  more »
  • Shaded, flat, quaint park of CCC era with 30 well spaced sites and ~5 sleeping shelters. Within walking distance to Blanco square and several eating places. Most sites are gravel; some are concrete... 
    Shaded, flat, quaint park of CCC era with 30 well spaced sites and ~5 sleeping shelters. Within walking distance to Blanco square and several eating places. Most sites are gravel; some are concrete...  more »
  • Beautiful and well kept except there was no TP in restroom. Not over crowded either. Lots of beautiful scenery to enjoy. 
    Beautiful and well kept except there was no TP in restroom. Not over crowded either. Lots of beautiful scenery to enjoy.  more »
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  • Great little state park nestled against the Blanco River in downtown Blanco. We spent 1.5 days in the park and surrounding area. The Park was clean, well maintained and offered basic amenities (public restrooms, dump station, park sponsored activities, kayak rentals, playground (small), pavilion). The campsites were easy ingress/egress. Level pads that made RV setup simple. Our sight had TONS of extra room around it and offered lots of shade from afternoon sun. Mature cypress, oak and sycamore trees line the river bank and campground making it a beautiful representation of Central Texas flora. We visited during the summer drought of 2022 so the river was low, no flow over the main spillway. There was still a decent amount of water that was enjoyable to swim/float in around the spillway. So in spite of low water, we enjoyed the river nonetheless. There are a lot of other state parks and national historic sites within easy driving distance which makes this a great spot to base out of to explore the area. We ventured to the LBJ Ranch and spent a full day touring the park and facilities. There were at least three other State Parks and points of interest that we didn't have time to see but would be worth a return trip to visit. You can hear the noises of the city - it is a small city noise, but still noticeable. That is my only complaint, I prefer a bit more remote geography when I am camping.
  • Smallest state park I have been to so far, but one of the cleanest and it is a very well kept park. Beautiful water, no pollution...you can see the fish and snakes swimming below the surface in the Blanco river.
  • Visited October 22 - 24, 2021 A small park with the Blanco river flowing through the middle. Looks like a great spot to kayak or canoe. Unfortunately we were unable to bring our kayaks, so we are going to have to visit another time. Plenty of space at campsites. And bathrooms were clean without any smell.
  • We had a great time here. The only thing that is a little strange is its really close to town, but when you are in the state park it feels like you are far out of town! Lots of nice tent camping spots.
  • Perfect little spot to come with kids on our river trip last month. Water is shallow enough in most places for adults to comfortably supervise without spending the whole time trying to tread water themselves. There is a small rectangular pool but the algae makes it a bit off-putting to some people esp those with sensory issues or averse to murky water. The river wasn’t totally clear, but there were plenty of spots where I could see relatively well (always nice for those with a phobia of snakes) we will be back next year and prob try to stay in the campground across the way for closer access

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