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The park has sone beautiful hiking along the Frio river. We stayed in the sites with full hookup which seam to be newer with new restrooms not open at the time so we had a short walk to the visitor center bathroom which was minimal and not as clean as I would like. The sites with just water and electric were much shadier and beautiful. They also have tent camping, some with shelters. I believe cabins are also available. Checkin process was a little slow even though we had reservations, I suggest to them they should have a separate fast lane for those with reservations. The camp store and gift shop were very nice and well stocked with essentials. Fire wood was about $6 for a large bundle. Garner grill was not open.
Has water activities suck has kayak rentals and canoes. I personally didn’t rent anything didn’t do anything in the water as the time of year Emmy group went, the water was very cold.
Hiking up to their peak was very nice and not too crazy difficult as well. Good place for a family trip.
Our family has made Garner an annual trip at Spring Break. The park has TONS of activities for everyone - hiking, swimming, fishing, kayaking, dancing - yes I said dancing. At the pavilion around 830pm on the weekends they have a dance. A hike up Old Baldy is a must. It’s a workout but the views are well worth it. The RV sites are mostly level. The park is Water and Electric only but there are plenty of dump stations.
Clean and safe. Park patrol was clearly present which felt nice. Three or four dump stations made for a quick experience when leaving at the end of our stay. A lot of Day Users so expect large crowd of none overnight guests. Wi-Fi and cell phone coverage was all but non- existent. Had to drive to Park Headquarters to get Wi-Fi and that was spotty. Park store had plenty to offer but as you can imagine prices were a much inflated. Many trails to hike and the river is cool and clear.
We have stayed at this campground twice and both times it's been a very nice experience. The RV park is located on the opposite side of the river from Garner State Park.
The best campsites are those on the outer rim of the campground. The inner sites are closer together and you get to know your neighbors pretty well. There is a nice bathroom and showers at the campground. In the campground about 500 yards away there is a small store that you can buy general groceries.
The walk to the water isn't far, none of the RV sites are located directly on the river. The Frio is cold and the part of the river where this campsite is located is pretty deep (maybe 10-15 feet at the greatest. There are a few shallow areas for little ones to play at and a rope swing a little farther down the river.
Close by there is the 2nd largest colony of bats.
Very popular park for overnight camping and day trips. Full hookups, multiple camping areas, river and trail access, playgrounds for the kids and a on site store. Great place to hike, swim, tube and/or kayak. These sites fill up fast especially during the summer months so be sure to reserve in advance.