Standard (tent/RV)
Cabins
Tent Cabin
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Palmetto State Park
Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Palmetto State Park is located in Texas
Latitude
29.597 N
Longitude
-97.585 W
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19 Reviews of Palmetto State Park
Amazing state park

We were pleasantly surprised at the size of the RV spots in this state park. So much room!

Pros:

  • Large sites.
  • Lots of easy trails.
  • Plenty of recreational opportunities.

Cons:

  • If you miss the turn off to the 2nd loop of campsites, there is no place to turn around for miles.
  • The entrance road to campsite loop is really only 1.5 lanes wide, except at the turnoff. There is no shoulder.
River✔️trails✔️lake ✔️

Absolutely recommend this park! It’s a very well kept, peaceful getaway from reality. I have been camping here for years. My favorite no doubt. There are so many trails to walk! Playgrounds for the children, and the river is a short walk from you’re camp.

Nice quiet park and lake

Been going here for a few years never really packed . Good for kayaking. There’s a lake and flowing river. Believe San Marcos river. One cabin available for rent

lost in time

small and quite

Great under rated, less known park with good camping

Two night stay with the family at this hidden gem. Small State Park with good amenities and unusual and rare vegetation. Good hiking trails. Kids loved fishing, biking and swimming in the small lake.

Day hike

Great place to hike. Beautiful trails with lots of wildlife. Going to try camping there next.

great small place

small back in RV parking, some hiking and a small pond

Mysterious, beautiful and interesting!

This is probably my favorite park so far. I've been living / traveling in my RV for over a year and a half, and I've stayed at Palmetto several times. The short trails around the area are wonderful to walk, and the beautiful palmettos and vegetation, swamp-like areas and sounds make you feel like you're in Jurassic Park. This is a wonderful place for anyone. Kids will be intrigued by the "Ottine Swamp Thing" legend - a bigfoot-like creature said to be living in the area. It's a . mysterious, magical and interesting place to be!

A nice place if you have kids!

We set up near the playground, so it was pretty noisy during the day… the trails were fun!

Swap micro climate

Palmetto is a neat micro climate in the middle of central Texas. There are palmetto plants everywhere. The camp sites are slightly covered and there are a few trails that trek through the swamp like terrain.