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Lockhart State Park
Lockhart State Park Wasp gall on a baby red oak tree © T. Danielle Mayo
Spring is in full swing at Lockhart State Park with my first encounter of a wasp gall.
Lockhart State Park Clear Fork Creek © T. Danielle Mayo
Located in Lockhart State Park, this is the perfect area to relax, fish, and cool off. We use this area the most after hiking some challenging trails to unwind and treat ourselves before heading home.
Lockhart State Park Rattle Snake Run © T. Danielle Mayo
This portion of Rattle Snake Run is a sweet, gentle passage compared to some of the other portions.
Lockhart State Park Clear Fork Creek © T. Danielle Mayo
Located in Lockhart State Park, this is the perfect area to relax, fish, and cool off. We use this area the most after hiking some challenging trails to unwind and treat ourselves before heading home.
Lockhart State Park Clear Fork Creek © T. Danielle Mayo
Clear Fork Creek is an oasis in Lockhart State Park. This is the portion that is rapid, further upstream it seems as if it is barely moving but that is where the deepest part of the creek is. The water is usually clear enough to see the creek bed. It stays cool and I believe it feeds into Plum Creek.
Lockhart State Park Rattle Snake Run © T. Danielle Mayo
One of my favorite hiking challenges in Lockhart State Park is Rattle Snake Run. The twists, turns, inclines, declines, and roughness that give this trail its well-deserved name are as beautiful as they are challenging.
Lockhart State Park Clear Fork Creek © T. Danielle Mayo
Located in Lockhart State Park, this is the perfect area to relax, fish, and cool off. We use this area the most after hiking some challenging trails to unwind and treat ourselves before heading home.
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.
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Location
Lockhart State Park is located near Buda, Cedar Creek and Kyle

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.

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Area Campgrounds
Pecan Park
50 Squirrel Run
San Marcos, TX

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.

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