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Garner State Park

#353 of 3,869 things to do in Texas
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Address: 234 RR 1050, TX 78838
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Amazing area - Frio is beautiful! Fishing, Camping, kayaking, tubing, hiking it has it all

We came in about 11:30 am on Saturday in late March. There was a wait to get in with a long line of cars ahead. We were car #117 and they told us they were only letting in 175... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
KimRinger111
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Pflugerville TX

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Pflugerville TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came in about 11:30 am on Saturday in late March. There was a wait to get in with a long line of cars ahead. We were car #117 and they told us they were only letting in 175 cars. I guess these were visitors that didn't have camping reservations. So - get there early if you are going or... More 

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Thank KimRinger111
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day trip to Garner State Park, and a lot of other people had the same idea. The line to get in took 1 hour 20 minutes when we arrived at 11 am on Friday of spring break. Anyway, we survived that line and spent the rest of the afternoon swimming and hiking. That water felt so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery surrounded by nature with lots of natural habitat that is open for you to enjoy. Used my new Canon T6 Rebel and was able to capture some amazing photos of the nature that will not go unseen. Next to the Frio River with high elevations to enjoy with a loved one for a VERY romantic get away. A... More 

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Thank Kathleen B
Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

My family has vacationed here every year for the last 30+ years, and we look forward to coming here every year. Lots to do for all ages, and enjoyable!

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Tomball
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

I camped for one night in a screened shelter in November. If it weren't for the really cold temps, the trip would have been perfect. Since we can't control the weather, I guess that means the trip was pretty perfect. We hiked up Old Baldy with two kids (ages 9 and 5). They did great. It was a challenging hike,... More 

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Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

While the campgrounds are beautiful, the facilities were dirty and the staff were rude. We were parked "incorrectly" at our site, and a man came up to us and got in our faces about it. He was definitely not "Texas friendly" and he is a bad representative of the park system. All he had to do is ask us to... More 

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Thank Maogao
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful park but it was loud and crowded even in December. The river is an amazing Texas wonder and this place is a must visit for any Texan.

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1 Thank Eric W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Just a short 1.5 hour drive from San Antonio you will find Garner State Park just outside of Leakey, TX. My family and I went to Garner in our RV for the weekend and enjoyed fishing, hiking and sightseeing through the park. The people throughout the park were extremely friendly and the park staff were very helpful. I would get... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

We camped for Thanksgiving week (first time in our camper) and had one of my most favorite Thanksgivings ever! No time schedules, no expectations. It was fabulous! The park was busy, but not summer busy. Great weather, great hiking, warm enough to splash in the river a couple of the days. We camped in Live Oak area. Great area if... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Lots of hiking trails, a small crystal cave, clear river, cabins, tent spaces, a mobile trailer selling grilled items to eat, put put for the kids, a gift shop, etc.

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