Blanco State Park

Blanco State Park

Take a cooling dip or leisurely float trip in the spring-fed Blanco River.

Things to Do

Activities include camping, swimming, picnicking, hiking, nature study, boating (electric motors only) and fishing. Tube and canoe rentals are available at the park. Annual Events:  Blanco Classic Car Show is the third Saturday in May.

Volunteer Opportunities

For information on volunteer opportunities, contact the park or their Friends Group: Friends of Blanco State Park.

Equipment Rentals

The Texas State Park Store offers apparel, gifts, souvenirs, field guides, and other educational items.  The store also rents canoes and tubes for use at the park. Rental hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. All equipment is due back at 4 p.m.

This park participates in the Angler Education Tackle Loaner Program; individuals can borrow rods and reels.

Ranger Programs

The park offers a variety of educational and interpretive programs. Check the calendar of events for currently scheduled programs or contact the park for special programs.

Get more information on the Civilian Conservation Corps, which helped develop this park and numerous others over 70 years ago, by visiting our CCC page that includes the interactive online exhibits and education resource, “The Look of Nature: Designing Texas State Parks During the Great Depression” and “A New Deal for Texas Parks.”

Area Attractions

Nearby attractions include Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site (located less than 30 miles away), Pedernales Falls State ParkGuadalupe River State Park and Honey Creek State Natural Area. Also nearby are Canyon Lake, Cascade Caverns, Natural Bridge Caverns and Aquarena Springs. You may also want to refer to nearby Lower Colorado River Authority parks.

First Day Hike at this park on January 1, 2015

101 Park Road 23
Blanco, TX 78606

Latitude: 30.0901805

Longitude: -98.42377222

(830) 833-4333

If using GPS, please enter "29 Main Street."
Blanco, TX 78606
Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $4 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free
  • School - Sponsored Group: Contact the Park
Hours

Open daily.

Climate

January average low is 46 degrees. July average high is 86 degrees. First freeze occurs early November. Last freeze occurs late March.

National Weather Service forecast for this area
Elevation

1,350 feet

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