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Blanco State Park

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Address: #101 Park Road 23, Blanco, TX 78606
Phone Number: 800-792-1112
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Park located on the banks of the Blanco River; great for trout fishing.

Park located on the banks of the Blanco River; great for trout fishing.

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Wonderful small state park

For $4 per person this is a great place to spend an afternoon. It can be quite crowded on popular weekends, but we found it to be rather quiet on this particular Saturday... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Georgetown, Texas
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Georgetown, Texas
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For $4 per person this is a great place to spend an afternoon. It can be quite crowded on popular weekends, but we found it to be rather quiet on this particular Saturday evening. The swimming was great...the wading pool is a nice place to put your little swimmers without (some of) the inherent dangers of the regular river. We... More 

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Orange County, California
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

We drove up from San Antonio to check out the park and go swimming. It's not a large park, as others have said, but it's still a great place to go! Extremely clean. It's wonderful for families, especially swimming at the dam. We brought a picnic lunch and spent hours swimming. I highly recommend water shoes-it was slippery walking on... More 

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Houston, Texas
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Beautiful waters, waterfall, swimming hole and giant cyprus trees. Wonderful way to spend a relaxing day. Unfortunately we were on a schedule, but in 2 hours, squeeze in a dip in the river. Didn't want to leave.

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Located directly off Rt. 281, Main Street, south of Blanco. Greeted with enthusiasm from entry park rangers. Drive in, plenty of parking and jump in to cool, refreshing, CLEAN, beautiful river. Arrive early and bring your tube or raft for floating. We found guests to be respectful and friendly, people of all ages. Enjoy a true day of relaxing, then... More 

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Baytown
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Blanco State Park took my breath away. It is my favorite river spot and our family will be frequent guests. We loved driving around the park. We were able to park and put our tubes in and float the day. We were a bit face from the falls so we mainly had the whole end of the river to ourselves.... More 

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Burleson
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51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

This is right off of 281 headed to San Antonio. We always enjoy stopping for a bit to play in the pools and waterfall. But just be careful bc it's awefully slippery in the water

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Georgetown, Texas
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Spent a day and wished it was longer. This is definitely a family fun outing. The river is directed into waterfalls and pools. Swimmers and non swimmers alike can enjoy the water. Luckily we arrived just in time for an educational talk and walk to learn about the turtles in the area. Also learned that the Ranger Station loans backpacks... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This park is beautiful! If you want a chance to take a swim in the Blanco River, this is your spot. The camping sites are well maintained and bathroom facilities are nice compared to many camping experiences. The park host takes her duties VERY seriously and will be very prompt in letting you know where you've crossed a line. Quiet... More 

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Had some free time on Sunday and it was hot...went looking for a swimming hole to visit and came across Blano State Park. The park is situated on both sides of the Blanco River, at the edge of the little town of Blanco. The park is managed by Texas Parks & Wildlife so you're required to stop and pay a... More 

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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

My family and I passed this state park on our way from Dripping Springs headed to San Antonio. It is beautiful, so we turned around and entered the park. It was $8 for both adults and the kids are free to enter. We stayed there for several hours. The kids had a blast swimming. It was a wonderful find on... More 

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