Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Lost Maples State Natural Area
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Lost Maples State Natural Area is located in Texas
29.808 N
-99.571 W
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16 Reviews of Lost Maples State Natural Area
Amazing place

Spent the weekend here with my family. Awesome swimming and hiking adventures. Will definitely be back in the fall for the changing of the leaves

Love it

Short trip for weekend stay for us. Close to the river. Nice spaces with covered tables and scattered trees. Hiking, pet friendly. Showers were clean and well kept. No sewer hook up but dump station is right off the road. Plenty of open space to see the Texas skies and right there at the Frio River. One of our go to spots.

Nice park with beautiful hiking

Sites a bit close and unshaded, but nice enough.

Beautiful exploring

Campgrounds are clean, beautiful and well-kept. RV and tent campers can use designated gravel sites with covered picnic tables. There are eight separate primitive camping areas ranging from 1-5 miles of hiking into the parks trail system. This is a great location to try out backpacking gear. There are multiple water and creek crossings for fishing and cooling off in the summer.

Beautiful fall colors

The sites are a little close-in, but otherwise perfect. There are so few of them (30 total), so book early- in order to get a fall reservation, I booked nearly a year in advance!

The fall colors are beautiful (not like Northeast colors, but very nice for Texas :) ) There are picnic areas and a nice 4 mile loop to take in the tree scenery too.

Sites have covered picnic tables, water spigots, and fire pits.


By far one of my favorite parks in TX, beautiful year around (even sweltering August) but the best time is Fall to see the leaves fall. Primitive camping only so expect at least a mile trek in, campsite C is nearest the deep pond (excellent swimming hole with adequate cliff jumping for the extra adventurous) I prefer to stay at Site B though it can be a challenging 2 mile, steep uphill climb but well worth the view at sunset. BRING WATER OR WATER PURIFICATION there are a few natural springs but they are far and in between.

fall colors

beautiful small RV park but great hiking and seasons color changes


The campsite was peaceful, views amazing, trails were easy to hard and all views worth it. A nice drive in. Felt relaxed at day one.

Awesome place for a Girls Trip AND fall foliage!

Went here on a short backpacking trip with about 10 other ladies and primitive camped about a mile or into the area. It was a GREAT area for all of our tents and a great area for commrodity! We had a blast and will return! The hike out to the primitive camping area was moderate and fairly flat. You do cross a creek bed so be prepared to get wet if the flow is good. Plenty of flat spaces for tents and plenty of space away from your neighbors. Star gazing was good!


Great trails and pitstops! Awesome place for a quick getaway.