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Blanco State Park

#101 Park Road 23, Blanco, TX 78606
800-792-1112
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Blanco
Type: State Parks
Activities: Camping, Fishing
Description: Park located on the banks of the Blanco River; great for trout fishing.
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San Antonio, Texas
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100 reviews 100 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Came on a Friday afternoon and settled in a picnic area near the dam. This is where it's most crowded, even though it wasn't crowded at all. The trees are beautiful and the park is very clean. Hope to come sometime earlier in the day and spend more time. Wish there were recycling bins!

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

The park is the only state park I know of that doesn't have a gate. This is good because if you arrive late you can still find a camp site if there are any. Bad because there is no restricted acess after hours. The park itself is great. Spent a night here to get away and enjoyed the tranquility. My... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 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.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

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... More

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Barksdale, Texas
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 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.

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Austin, Texas
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176 reviews 176 reviews
35 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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... More

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Houston, Texas
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 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... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Impressed with how nice the fellow campers were. Shocked how clean things were on a rainy day. There was even potpourri in the men's room. Downtown Blanco location is a bonus!

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San Antonio, Texas
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36 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

It was always a special trip from San Antonio as boy. A family outing that meant a day of picnicking, swimming, exploring and catching crawdads at the dam. I think the crawdads are all gone now, but it's still a pretty little park to have a swim in the small pool below the dam or in the cool river waters... More

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DeRidder, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Good fishing and swimming hole and the bad; traffic noise all night. My family enjoyed fishing and swimming at the dam. The traffic noise is loud at times. Be prepare to fall a sleep with the sound of tractor trailers in the distance not mother nature sounds like crickets and frogs.

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