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
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 (C.C.C.)
camping; swimming; picnicking; hiking; nature study; boating
(electric motors only); and fishing. Tube, canoe and kayak rentals
are available at the park. Annual Events: Blanco Classic Car Show -
3rd Saturday in May.
Nearby attractions include Lyndon B.
Johnson State Park & Historic Site (located less than 30 miles
away), Pedernales Falls State Park, Guadalupe River State Park and
Honey Creek State Natural Area. Also nearby are Canyon Lake, Cascade
Caverns, Natural Bridge Caverns, and Aquarena Springs. You may want
to refer to nearby Lower Colorado River Authority parks.
include restrooms with and without showers; campsites with water and
electricity; campsites with water, electricity, and sewer; screened
shelters ; a group picnic area ("Long Tables"); a group picnic
pavilion built by the C.C.C; a sanitary dump station; group, day-use
facilities; playgrounds; and a Texas State Park Store. Ira Caswell
Nature Trail, a 3/4-mile loop trail, is for hiking or nature study;
a self-guided booklet will be available for a small fee at the Texas
State Park Store.
hilly terrain consists of cedar, pecan, and other trees. Among the
animals seen at the park are nutria, mallard duck, raccoon,
armadillo, and squirrel. Fish include perch, catfish, and bass. Rainbow trout are stocked at the park in the winter, read the winter
trout stocking schedule for dates.
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.