Blanco State Park, Blanco Texas

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Blanco State Park located In Blanco County Texas is yet another delightful Texas State Park in Texas Hill Country.  This small clean park (104.6 acres) borders both sides of the spring-fed Blanco River.  The park, on the south side of the town of Blanco, is only 4 blocks from the charming historic town square and partially backs up to a neighborhood separated from the park by a chain link fence.

  Traffic noise from nearby U.S. Highway 281 does not interrupt the fun activities here of swimming, tubing fishing and camping.  Only 40 miles north of San Antonio this park is popular with day trippers from both San Antonio and Austin.  The best way to enjoy Texas Hill Country in the summer is to get into the water.  Tubes, canoes and kayaks are available for rental.  If you want to camp make reservations well in advance.  Choose from 17 full hook up sites or 12 water and electric only.  The small camping loop offers partial shade among the cottonwood trees but not a lot of privacy.  Screened shelters have a great location overlooking the river.  We liked the day use area and the 3/4 mile nature trail.  A self-guided booklet for the nature trail is available for a small fee at the Texas State Park Store.  Tip:  the river is stocked with rainbow trout in winter and campers receive a good monthly discount November thru February.

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