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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.
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Photographer: T. Danielle Mayo
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Rattle Snake Run
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.
Clear Fork Creek
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.
Clear Fork Creek
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.
Clear Fork Creek
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.
Wasp gall on a baby red oak tree
Spring is in full swing at Lockhart State Park with my first encounter of a wasp gall.
Clear Fork Creek
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.
Rattle Snake Run
This portion of Rattle Snake Run is a sweet, gentle passage compared to some of the other portions.
Clearing in the Trail
Aside from the beautiful trails in Palmetto State Park, surrounding the park is a long and beautiful park road which they have preserved much like the park itself with beautiful wildlife bounding through the trees. Take the time to drive through, it is just as worth it as walking.
The River Ran Through It
Another angle of the receding waters of the San Marcos River through Palmetto State Park after major flooding October 2015. We will be going back to see what is on the other side of this crossing since we could not make it that day. Maferefun Oshun.
San Marcos River
Another thing I absolutely love about living in this area is how much land the San Marcos River traverses. Even here, you can still be touched by her cool, healing waters. The water was quite a bit higher after major flooding October, 2015.
The Palm in Palmetto
I fell in love with these batches of palms dispersed throughout the park.
The Boardwalk
I was pleasantly surprised to see this elevated portion of Palmetto State Park. I did not realize some of this park's terrain is similar to swamp land. There is also no shortage of hawks, woodpeckers, and turkey vultures.
The Palm in Palmetto
I fell in love with these batches of palms dispersed throughout the park.
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