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Lockhart State Park
Lockhart State Park
LOCKHART STATE PARK
LOCKHART STATE PARK
Lockhart State Park is 263.7 acres west of Lockhart in Caldwell County. The land was deeded by private owners between 1934 and 1937. The park was constructed by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), between 1935 and 1938 and was opened as a state park in 1948.

In August 1840, the Battle of Plum Creek was fought a few miles north of the park.
Nature of the Area
Wildlife includes deer, coyote, bobcat, fox, raccoon, opossum, armadillo, nutria, rabbit, squirrel, many varieties of birds, and several types of snakes, including rattlesnake and coral snake. Favorite catches in Clear Fork Creek are bass, catfish, and sunfish.
Events
March 26
Poisonous Plants
This program could save your life!

Hike with a Master Naturalist to identify plants that can bite, sting, irritate, and even kill you!

Prepare: Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Bring water and apply sunscreen or bug repellent, as needed.

Meet: If driving from park headquarters, take your first left-hand turn, pass the campgrounds, and park along the paved loop. Meet your guide where the Creekview and Hilltop Trails come together.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees apply ($3/adult, free for children 12

April 2
Plant Uses - From Caffeine to Poison Arrows
Find out which plants in your backyard can be used as food, medicine, and more! You may be surprised!

Discover the historic use of our local plants in this Master Naturalist guided hike!

Prepare: Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Bring water and apply sunscreen or bug repellent, as needed.

Meet: If driving from park headquarters, take your first left-hand turn, pass the campgrounds, and park along the paved loop. Meet your guide where the Creekview and Hilltop Trails come together.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees apply ($3/adult, free for children 12

April 9
Wild Walk
Explore the animals, plants, and history that make Lockhart State Park special!

Join a Master Naturalist on a fun and informative walk through the park!

Prepare: Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Bring water and apply sunscreen or bug repellent, as needed.

Meet: If driving from park headquarters, take your first left-hand turn, pass the campgrounds, and park along the paved loop. Meet your guide where the Creekview and Hilltop Trails come together.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees apply ($3/adult, free for children 12

April 16
Beasts of the Blackland Prairie
What critters call Lockhart State Park home?

Join a Master Naturalist on walk through the park to learn about animals who live in the Blackland Prairie!

Prepare: Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Bring water and apply sunscreen or bug repellent, as needed.

Meet: If driving from park headquarters, take your first left-hand turn, pass the campgrounds, and park along the paved loop. Meet your guide where the Creekview and Hilltop Trails come together.

Fees: Regular park entrance fees apply ($3/adult, free for children 12

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Area Attractions
Nearby attractions include Palmetto State Park, Bastrop State Park, Buescher State Park and Monument Hill/Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites. Locally, the Emanuel Episcopal Church in Lockhart is one of the oldest Protestant churches in continuous use in Texas. Lockhart Chamber of Commerce (www.lockhart-tx.org) can help you with additional items of interest. You may want to refer to nearby Lower Colorado River Authority parks.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
March 19 One of our favorite State Parks by The Brooks
It is a small state park with friendly staff, close to San Marcos and Austin. Good play area for kids and basketball court. A nice golf area ,small and quiet. A swimming pool for the summer. Have camped here for 25 years and keep coming back for more.


Area Campgrounds
Pecan Park
50 Squirrel Run
San Marcos, TX
Weather Forecast, (78644)

Directions
To reach the park, go 1 mile south of Lockhart on US Highway 183 to FM 20, then southwest on FM 20 for 2 miles to Park Road 10, then one mile south on Park Road 10.

USA Parks
USA Parks
Texas
Texas
Prairies & Lakes Region
Prairies & Lakes Region
Lockhart State Park
Lockhart State Park