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Old 05-26-2012, 10:51 PM   #1
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Texas Hill Country Campgrounds

Any one looking for a nice place to camp in the TX. Hill Country should consider Blanco State Park at Blanco, TX. There is a lot to do and see in this area. About 30 miles to Fredericksburg lots of antiques stores. The Adimiral Nimitz Museum an The Pacific War Museum also a lot of good freestone Texas peachs June through Aug. 30 miles to Wimberley and more antiques. 50 miles to San Antonio and The Alamo, 50 miles to Austin The State Capital. Are you could just cool it in the Blanco river beautiful clear water to play in


Blanco river early morning before swimmers hit the swimming hole

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Blanco River river dam taken early morning
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The Pavilion build by the CCC in the 1930s

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The swimming hole in the evening

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Old 05-26-2012, 11:26 PM   #2
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nice....i'll have to put that one on my list.
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:00 PM   #3
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What were the camping facilities like? Is there a camping area that you would recommend? Looking for someplace to take my kids for the 4th of July week. Pictures are awesome....incredible.scenery.
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:36 PM   #4
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What were the camping facilities like? Is there a camping area that you would recommend? Looking for someplace to take my kids for the 4th of July week. Pictures are awesome....incredible.scenery.
The camping facilities are great at Blanco S P there are 30 & 50 amp FHU sites and sites with water & elect. an a dump. If you are planing on the 4th of July week start geting res. now, just go to Texas Parks and Wildlife. These parks fill up fast for holadays.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:09 PM   #5
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garner state park is also a beautiful hill country park also built by the ccc in the 1930s the frio river runs through the park the have a huge dance every night of the summer i go there every year must make reservations at least 9 months in advance the park has dump sights but no sewer hook ups at the site
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:40 PM   #6
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garner state park is also a beautiful hill country park also built by the ccc in the 1930s the frio river runs through the park the have a huge dance every night of the summer i go there every year must make reservations at least 9 months in advance the park has dump sights but no sewer hook ups at the site
Garner is a very nice Park we haven't camped there for several years because we couldn't get res.when we wanted to camp there. Its a great park maybe next time we will try to make res a year early. Please post photos of the park and river if you have any.
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:45 PM   #7
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I am new on here I haven't figured out how to post pics onto a thread
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There are several other state parks in the hill country that are north of Blanco SP. One is Pedernales Falls SP, east of Johnson City. It's on the Pedernales River.

Also a little farther north is Inks Lake SP, west of Burnett. If you go to this one, go in from the north side as the road in from the south side is very hilly (steep hills) and could be hard to navigate depending on your tow vehicle.

Both of these can be reached by roads off Hwy 281.

Sorry I don't have photos to share. There's also great camping in Bandera, although they are privately owned and well maintained.
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X2 on Inks Lake State Park, it is one of our favorites but it is getting harder and harder to get a spot there. We like Kerrville Schreiner park in Kerrville, TX too. 30 and 50 amp sites with full hook-ups are available. Used to be a state park but is now owned and operated by the city and is well maintained.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:19 PM   #10
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I'm from texas and will definitely be putting Blanco SP on our list! Thanks
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