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Lost Maples State Natural Area

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I've been to lost maples twice, neither time in the fall however. What I love about lost maples is... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2019
Lovely well kept park with amazing fall colors

Great place to walk or hike. Can be challenging, but if you want to just take it all in, then... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2019
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An excellent park to view fall foliage while walking the Maple and East Trails.
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37221 Fm 187, Vanderpool, TX 78885-8510
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

I've been to lost maples twice, neither time in the fall however. What I love about lost maples is how isolated it is. The last we went, on the way home it took 20 minutes before we passed another car! We didn't camp there, just...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank selfishprawn
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Great place to walk or hike. Can be challenging, but if you want to just take it all in, then walking is fine with beautiful views.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Will S
Reviewed May 28, 2019

This is a must-stay campground if you're in the area! It's beautiful and natural, with spacious sites well spaced, with plenty of trees surrounding and throughout the entire park. They have a Bird Host site, which is manned by a couple who are very experienced,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Patty F
Reviewed April 13, 2019

We stayed in the beautiful state park. I had my camper, we hooked up for 2 nights. Fire pit at each site. Picnic table covered under wooden gazebo. great facilities for shower. Absolutely the best stargazing area I have been to in a long time....More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank tonycI4VL
Reviewed April 9, 2019

We cam for the birding, but what a beautiful place in the middle of hill country! The geography is amazing and unlike any other place in hill country we've visited. The staff in the visitors center was very helpful, and the birding hosts gave us...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank lizzitudes
Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

To witness the beautiful fall leaves..show up in the fall. The beauty is still there, but don't come in spring expecting the same pics you see online. If you enjoy nature and hiking, it is well worth it. Definitely can be a bit rigorous especially...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank hospitableme
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful place. Kid friendly. Fun,Fun,Fun The gift shop is great. We bought the kids hiking sticks. They loved them. A place for the whole family, if you love the outdoors.

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank abc123lw21
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Visited Lost Maples with my husband and spent an afternoon hiking the loop. Amazing views and climbs up to the top of the ridge, really got in a good workout. Walking across the stream at points seemed to be more challenging than I thought.. probably...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lauren B
Reviewed March 13, 2019

Wonderful spot to hike & reconnect with nature; Park was a very nice size. It was beautiful in March, looking forward to visiting in the fall to see the leaves turn color.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank dstroyer71
Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

We have been to Lost Maples Park several times and always enjoy it. The Texas Hill Country is hard to beat. We have not RV camped in a few years but they have 30 great sites. I think all but about three of them are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank TexasDavid83
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July 29, 2019|
Response from TexasDavid83 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure but it would be a beautiful place to have one. I would call the park office.
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July 19, 2018|
Response from LadyTexan78676 | Reviewed this property |
IF you go on the website for Lost Maples, they have a leaf report in the fall, which will let you know when the leaves are turning.
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