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About the State Park
Nestled next to the cool, cypress-shaded Frio River and towering stone cliffs, 1,420-acre Garner State Park is one of the most developed and heavily visited Texas state parks. Camping is particularly popular during the summer months in the park's more than five hundred available developed (RV) and tent campsites, screened shelters, and rental cabins with kitchen facilities. An 18-hole miniature golf course, grocery store, and paddle boat rental area, and concessions are available on a seasonal basis.
Limestone bluffs above the Frio River Copyright © Justin W. Moore
Six miles of hiking trails are available (trail map); swimming, picnicking, fishing, and canoeing are also popular. Wildlife watchers may see white-tail deer, armadillos, wild turkeys, geese, and songbirds. Bicycling is permitted on paved roads only, unless otherwise noted. To avoid park overcrowding, try not to schedule visits for summer or holiday weekends. Reservations are highly recommended.
Explanation of Symbols Campsites/Overnight Facilities 4 star Leashed Pets Permitted? YES Picnic Areas/Playgrounds 4 star Solitude 1 star Trail System 2 star Water Recreation 2 star Wildlife 2 star Ratings are based on a scale of 0 (low) to 4 (high).
Wild Texas NotebookVisits to Garner State Park in the off-season, particularly during weekdays, provide a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere. This tranquility is a contrast to the crowding the park experiences during the summer and holidays.
Wildlife includes turkey vulture, ducks and geese that wade and wander along the Frio River. Majestic bald cypress trees, among other species, grace the park and provide an excellent respite from the Texas heat.
The nearest major Texas cities are: Austin, San Antonio
Check for restricted park access before any trip.
Campsite and other facility fees are in addition to the park entrance fee.
Visit parks often? Learn about the $70 Texas State Parks Pass which exempts the passholder, and the passengers in their vehicle, from the entrance fees at all Texas State Parks.
Reservations can also be made by calling TPWD's Central Reservation System at
|Garner State Park
234 RR 1050
Concan, TX 78838
TPWD Park Info: 1-800-792-1112