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Blanco State Park

#101 Park Road 23, Blanco, TX 78606
800-792-1112
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Blanco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
Activities: Camping, Fishing
Description: Park located on the banks of the Blanco River; great for trout fishing.
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Beeville, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This is a very small, quiet State Park along the Blanco River. There are two pleasant hiking trails and an enclosed wildlife observation area.

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San Antonio, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Great for swimming, hiking, picnicking and camping. Lot's of spaces for tents, campers and RV's. The Blanco never goes dry here thanks to the dam. We like this park because it is so close to San Antonio. The fishing is great.

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Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

While camping in the beautiful State Park, one of our favorites in Texas, we explored the town of Blanco. Just off the square, we discovered a secret ... looks like an old warehouse and it's full of junk. Nothing priced, all stacked and crowded. At first glance, I didn't see anything at all. After I really dug around and looked,... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I explored every inch of this park with my faithful canine, and it didn’t take long. If you are into hiking, this isn’t the park for you. There is a very short trail along the river that provides a view into the backyards of a few local homeowners – their dogs didn’t appreciate me being so close to their property.... More

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Blanco, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The park is at the edge of the Blanco River which had flowing well due to recent rains in the area. Enjoyed spotting several species of birds and the bird viewing area was really a treat. The grounds and facilities are well maintained by the staff and onsite camp caretaker. There is a east side pathway that leads to the... More

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Blanco, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Blanco State Park is a relaxing and very affordable place to stay along the banks of the Blanco River which provides numerous options for visitors....kayaking, fishing, swimming in the river. Close proximity to San Antonio and Austin (about 35 miles to each) allow abundant options. Hill Country towns like Fredericksburg or New Braunfels provide shopping, tubing, etc. options.

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I've camped at a handful of Texas State Parks, Blanco by far is my least favorite. I would say go here for a day trip, but not camping. It's in the middle of Blanco, so you can hear cars, not to mention the live music happening late at night (not a peaceful night). All the campsites and shelters are right... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We rented 2 shelter #41&42 they were in the best location. Right on the water and right next to the swing sets- the shelters were nicer then some of the other State shelters we have stayed at. Each shelter had ceiling lights, ceiling fan and a picnic table and benches on the inside of shelter and a picnic table, benches,... More

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TXTRAVELER11
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

we are from another part of the state. we went to the hill country, to visit the different parks and places. this is a nice, well kept park. it was quiet. it really doesn't have anything worth making a special trip for it only. there were lots of campers- tent and rv's. they do have a small wildlife viewing area.... More

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Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We visited Pedernales Falls State Park in the morning and came over to Blanco State Park in the early afternoon as the same fee is good for visiting another state park the same day. We stopped by Subway and picked up some sandwiches and drinks and chose a nice table by the river to enjoy our lunch and play board... More

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