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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Lost Maples State Natural Area
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Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Water Hookups
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Lost Maples State Natural Area is located in Texas
29.808 N
-99.571 W
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12 Reviews of Lost Maples State Natural Area
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.

This is an awesome camp grounds with a plethora of activities and hiking .

The camp grounds are simple amazing but the true beauty is in the hiking trails. And the view from the top is spectacular at sunset. Waking in the morning on the top in the primative sites is so refreshing. The climb on the east trail is difficult fruit those more experienced hikers.


Great place for families and dog families! The only thing is the pond. There was only one that was clean enough to go into. Other then that had a great Labor Day Weekend!

Fall color

The leafers come out in the fall and this park can get as crowded as Garner. Camping assures that you can make it in. I prefer the west loop for hiking through the canyons. There's a hidden waterfall to the right of the trail near the pond. Also backcountry camping at the pond, which can be good for a swim in the right conditions.

Primitive camping

Considering it was summer in central Texas, lost maples was beautiful. Great scenery, tons to look at and discover and several places to enjoy the water. The only thing that wasn't the best was that there wasn't a lot of trail to hike, I made it to the furthest campsite in less than 2 hours.