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“Don't underestimate the size!”
Review of Blanco State Park

Blanco State Park
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Blanco
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Owner description: Park located on the banks of the Blanco River; great for trout fishing.
Reviewed 13 July 2014

For being a small park, Blanco is definently worth the trip. Great camping spots, great fishing, and a beautiful river to tube or canoe in. They offer canoe and tube rentals. Great day area and shaded picnic tables everywhere. Screen shelters, tent camping, and rv camping spots. The water is beautiful and perfect for swimming. There are multiple playground areas. There is a beautiful trail and some excellent master naturalist guided walks. The bird blind was especially nice. Very photographer friendly. A hidden gem worth the trip!

1  Thank Alicia F
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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

We attended as part of the Texas Parks And Wildlife Family weekend trips. There were six in our family. We had so much fun! Although the Rangers had orchestrated several activities over the weekend, we didn't attend all of them. They did provide kayaks and we took advantage of paddling up and down the river! They also provided stoves and cooking utensils for eating. The only thing they did not provide was the actual food. They provided tents and cots as well. The park office had inner tube and kayak rentals too. The kids swam in the river and played in the water fall. The staff was friendly and helpful!

2  Thank Kim C
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

This is the cleanest Park that we have visited in the last 5 years. It's small but is a great place to visit.

1  Thank toadscar
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We chose a bad day to visit Blanco State Park for the first time. But, we enjoyed our short rainy visit enough that we're definitely going to return.

The park is really easy to find (it's located pretty much in downtown Blanco, just off Highway 281, with very clear signage). It's not that far from Austin - if you live in Austin (like I do), and have already tried parks closer to town, or are looking for a longer day-trip, Blanco State Park is a good choice.

The staff are helpful & friendly. The park area is small, but it's all situated along the river, with a dam (making a small waterfall). There are picnic tables, a camping area, and a few shelters. The park would make a great location for a family or group cook-out -- we saw lots of people who hauled in their smokers and set up for a day of cooking BBQ, swimming, and walking on the nature trails.

Costs are currently $4 per adult (children free) or free with a State Park annual pass.

2  Thank SDSUGRAD
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

First off, it isn't "bad" by any stretch of the imagination. The man in the office was very friendly. It's within the city of Blanco, next to the main road. The park's focus is a dam, which makes a small waterfall. You can fish and swim there. The park is narrow and runs along the river. The camping area had smaller spaces, and all I saw were RV's. It's more useful for the locals I think. Like I said, it's not a bad park, but not one of my favorite Texas State Parks.

1  Thank Mary N
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