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Blanco State Park

#101 Park Road 23, Blanco, TX 78606
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Ranked #1 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We came here to float and lay in the Blanco River and ended up staying for quite a few hours. The park is quiet and well-maintained and the river was cool and clean. The outdoor public areas (restrooms, tables, grills, etc.) were very well taken care of. This was our first visit here, but won't be our last!

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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were actually staying the week at Pedernales Falls State Park, which I HIGHLY recommend. We visited Blanco because the fishing at Pedernales Falls wasn't that great. It was a little better here and there were a lot of people fishing. Some floating the river. I'm not sure that we actually saw all of the park or not, but what... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We enjoyed our time at this park. We got in some fishing and swimming. Looks like a great place to camp or pull up an RV as well. We saw lots of people making a vacation out of it. Park and restrooms were very clean as well.

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Sacramento, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2,079 helpful votes 2,079 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Blanco State Park borders the historic town of Blanco and rests along the Blanco River. The town of Blanco is within walking distance of the state park. Blanco State Park has great shaded RV sites with electric and water for $20.00 a night. The Blanco River is great for trout fishing and at the Texas Park store you can rent... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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137 reviews 137 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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183 reviews 183 reviews
37 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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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