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Government Canyon State Natural Area

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About This Campground

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Government Canyon State Natural Area

On the north side of San Antonio lies a 12,000-acre wil­der­ness that protects the city’s drinking water. You’ll find your own “Recharge Zone” in this vast urban refuge.

Government Canyon State Natural Area offers more than 40 miles of trails. You can also camp, attend a program or guided hike,…

Fee Info

Reserve one of 23 walk-in tent camp­sites. We also have two walk-in group tent camps for up to 16 people.

The Natural Area normally allows overnight camping on Fridays and Saturdays only; additional camping nights are available on many holidays. There are regular walk-in (50-60 yards) campsites,…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Tent Cabin


For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites


13 Reviews of Government Canyon State Natural Area

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 6
Salina G.
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2021

Nice trails, but limited if you have dogs

It was a little confusing for me trying to figure out where the trails started since it was my first time there. I had gone to it yesterday with my two dogs and fiancé. We got to the visitor center to see the map of the trails offered (about 5-6 different ones) and we found that there were only 2…

  • Lytle ‘s Loop trail
  • Lytle ‘s Loop trail
Month of VisitAugust
Ruchir P.
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2021

Very friendly staff

The staff was very friendly. The campsites where clean and new restrooms were under construction.

  • Trail
Month of VisitApril
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2021

Amazing little area

Awesome place to camp if you live in Ausitn or San Antonio. We camped at site 14 and it’s nice and shady and away from others. Alcohol is not allowed but no one checks your camp so don’t be rude and you can drink.

Lots of great hikes. The Dino tracks are cool. There is a fire pit and a grate to…


Government Canyon State Natural Area is located in Texas


12861 Galm Rd
San Antonio, TX 78254


29.549316 N
98.764715 W

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