Blanco State Park is 104.6 acres,
along the Blanco River, in Blanco County. The land was deeded by private owners in 1933
before the park was opened in 1934.
History: The park area was used as a
campsite by early explorers and settlers. A spring in the park made the location ideal
when the river was dry. Original developments were made by the Civilian Conservation Corps
Activities: Activities include camping; swimming;
picnicking; hiking; nature study; boating (electric motors only); and fishing. Annual
Events: Easter Sunrise Service; Blanco Classic Car Show - 3rd Saturday in May. Link to
information on the Friends of Blanco SP.
Tours: Contact the park for
Facilities include restrooms with and without showers; campsites with water and
electricity; campsites with water, electricity, and sewer ; screened shelters ; a group
picnic area ("Long Tables"); a group picnic pavilion built by the C.C.C;
a sanitary dump station; group, day-use facilities; playgrounds; and a Texas State Park
Store. Ira Caswell Nature Trail, a 3/4-mile loop trail, is for hiking or nature study; a
self-guided booklet will be available for a small fee at the Texas State Park Store.
park facility, camping and fee information.
park facility map In PDF format
Flora/Fauna: Hilly terrain
consists of cedar, pecan, and other trees. Wildlife Observation and Photography:
nutria, mallard duck, raccoon, armadillo, and squirrel. Fish include winter rainbow trout,
perch, catfish, and bass.
Elevation , Weather, and Schedule Information: Elevation:
1350 Weather: January average low 46.2 degrees; July average high 85.9 degrees;
first/last freeze: November 6/ March 29. Open: 7 days a week year-round. There is
Attractions: Nearby attractions include Lyndon B. Johnson State
Historic Site and LBJ Ranch; located less than 30 miles away, Pedernales Falls and Guadalupe River
State Parks and Honey
Creek State Natural Area. Also nearby are Canyon Lake, Cascade Caverns, Natural Bridge
Caverns, and Aquarena Springs. You may want to refer to nearby parks.