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Hill Country Region
Hill Country Region
Blanco State Park
Blanco State Park
BLANCO STATE PARK
BLANCO STATE PARK
P O Box 493
Blanco, Texas   78606

Phone: 830-833-4333
Reservations: 512-389-8900
Blanco State Park is 104.6 acres, along the Blanco River, in Blanco County. The land was deeded by private owners in 1933 before the park was opened in 1934.

The park area was used as a campsite by early explorers and settlers. A spring in the park made the location ideal when the river was dry. Original developments were made by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Nature of the Area
Hilly terrain consists of cedar, pecan, and other trees.Wildlife Observation and Photography: nutria, mallard duck, raccoon, armadillo, and squirrel. Fish include winter rainbow trout, perch, catfish, and bass.
Events
June 19
Owl Prowl
CANCELLED. Park is closed due to flooding.

We will learn about owls and explore their unique hunting adaptations through hands on activities. Then we will take a short night hike to listen for them calling.

What to bring: Flashlight, comfortable shoes and warm clothes.

Start time: 6:00 pm

Meeting place: Wildlife Viewing Station

Regular entrance fees apply. Children 12 and under are free.

Check out our Facebook page for all the latest information on park events (Facebook.com/BlancoStatePark)

Contact:Kate Boysen
(830) 833-4333, ext. 241
Kate.Boysen@tpwd.texas.gov

June 26
Moths in the Moonlight
CANCELLED. Park is closed due to flooding.

We will learn the basics about moths, identification and their life cycle. Then, we will look up close at the different moths that visit us.

Meeting place: West End

What to bring: Flashlight, comfortable shoes and water.

Regular entrance fees apply. Children 12 and under are free.

Check out our Facebook page for all the latest information on park events (Facebook.com/BlancoStatePark).

Contact:Kate Boysen
(830) 833-4333, ext. 241
Kate.Boysen@tpwd.texas.gov

June 27
Tour de Turtles
CANCELLED. Park is closed due to flooding.

Join us to paddle the river in search of the many turtles that live in the Blanco River. We will learn about the different turtles at the park and how to identify them. To reserve your spot contact Kate at Kate.Boysen@tpwd.texas.gov.

Meeting place: Park Headquarters

What to bring: Quick dry clothing, water shoes, water, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.

Regular entrance fees apply. Children 12 and under are free.

Check out our Facebook page for all the latest information on park events (Facebook.com/BlancoStatePark).

Contact:Kate Boysen
(830) 833-4333, ext. 241
Kate.Boysen@tpwd.texas.gov


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Area Attractions
Nearby attractions include Lyndon B. Johnson State Historic Site and LBJ Ranch; located less than 30 miles away, Pedernales Falls and Guadalupe River State Parks and Honey Creek State Natural Area. Also nearby are Canyon Lake, Cascade Caverns, Natural Bridge Caverns, and Aquarena Springs.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 1 Texas Hill Country At Its Best
A nice little Texas park. The place was clean and the park rangers were helpful. Call ahead to make sure there is water flowing. Texas does get hit by drougths from time to time, which affects all water parks.


Area Campgrounds
Spring Branch RV Resort
10950 US Highway 281 North
Spring Branch, TX
Weather Forecast, (78606)

Directions
The park is located on the south side of Blanco, 40 miles north of San Antonio on US Highway 281; turn on Park Road 23 or 48 miles west of Austin on US Highway 290 to US Highway 281, then south on Park Road 23. The park is only 4 blocks south of the town square.

USA Parks
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Texas
Texas
Hill Country Region
Hill Country Region
Blanco State Park
Blanco State Park