Tejas Park sits on the south side of Georgetown Lake in the Hill Country of Texas, about 25 miles north of Austin. Tejas park sits upon the south bank of the North San Gabriel River offering good opportunities for fishing, wading or floating and features plenty of large, grassy open areas for running around and enjoying the scenic Texas countryside.
Boating is the most popular way to enjoy the clear waters of the lake. Fishing is excellent in the area, and the lake contains Black bass, White bass, Hybrid stripers, White crappie, Channel catfish and Flathead catfish, but its most known for its abundance of Smallmouth bass. The San Gabriel River Trail is a 26 mile rugged trail winding through dense juniper forest, hardwood bottomlands and prairie grasslands. The trail wraps completely around Georgetown Lake via the dam and is open to both hiking and biking. Hunting is available for for small game like dove, waterfowl, rabbit and squirrel, as well as white tail deer. Hunting is by permit only.
Tejas Park has 12 primitive campsites, allowing visitors to enjoy the outdoor experience with the added convenience of a picnic table with grills and fire rings. A Group Area is available for use by larger groups (maximum 25 people). The group site does not have a shelter.
Lake Georgetown is a reservoir on the north fork of the San Gabriel River in central Texas. The dam was completed in 1979 to provide flood control and water supply for the nearby community of Georgetown, and now provides countless recreation opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.
The nearby town of Georgetown offers gas, groceries and more. The historic downtown square district has shops and restaurants, and concerts and events are held on a regular basis.
Additionally, Austin is located just 25 miles from the lake, offering countless tourist attractions.
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We use this spot to start our runs on the good water loop (traverses Lake Georgetown). From Tejas Park, this is the best section of trail on the loop.
During periods of high water, water crossing may be flooded.
Great place to set up a tent, hammock or have a picnic! Easy to get to during the week and escape the noise.
Tejas Park sits on the south side of Georgetown Lake in the Hill Country of Texas. The park offers good opportunities for hiking, camping and backpacking, fishing, wading or floating and features plenty of large, grassy open areas for enjoying the scenic countryside.
There is a basic restroom with toilets. There is a water faucet near the Park Host's trailer. There are fire rings at the campsites and it is possible to collect fallen wood for a fire if there is not a fire ban in effect. There is a large parking lot, a large open field with campsites and my favorite is the group campsite at the end of the large open field. These sites can be reserved on recreation.gov
The Goodwater Trail is a trail that circles Lake Georgetown and runs about 28 miles. When backpacking the Goodwater Loop people typically start/park at either Tejas Park Trailhead, Jim Hogg Trailhead or Cedar Breaks Trailhead. If you are backpacking the loop parking and hiking are free. If you are using the park facilities just for the day, there is a day use fee.
The Hosts at this campground are typically very friendly. If you camp during the winter look up in the trees and you might just see some mistletoe.
As a Ranger for The Dyrt, from time to time I get products to test. For this trip I was provided one package of Mountain House Beef Stew. The challenge was to create a dish using the beef stew as an ingredient. I decided to use Bread, Idahoan Mashed Potatoes and Mountain House Beef Stew to create a dish I called Brotato Stew. Unfortunately I was only provide one package of beef stew so we divided up the meal amongst six people and ate the meal as an appetizer.
Here are the instructions:
Boil 4 cups of water in a pot.
Pour 2 cups of boiled water into the Mountain House Beef Stew package and let it sit for 10 minutes.
Mix 2 cups of boiled water with the Idahoan Mashed Potatoes in a bowl or cup and mix thoroughly.
Using Onion rolls or Ciabata bread, cut the top of the bread and form a little bowl.
Spread the prepared Idahoan Mashed Potato into the bread bowl.
Spread the prepared Mountain House Beef Stew on top of the Mashed Potatoes.
For more info about Mountain House visit their website at https://www.mountainhouse.com
I've camped at this campground a number of times while hiking around The Goodwater Trail.
There is a basic restroom with toilets. There is a water faucet near the Park Host's trailer. There is plenty of parking, a field with pad sites, a large open field and my favorite is the group campsite at the end of the large open field. The group campsite has a pad, but it also has plenty of trees and space to hang hammocks. It is also the more secluded of the campsites. There are fire rings at the campsites and it is possible to collect fallen wood for a fire if there is not a fire ban in effect.
Near the group campsite and through the tree line there is a small creek. Depending on the amount of recent rain or degree of draught the creek is deep enough to go for a wade or a swim. It is also fun to just explore the area around the creek.
The Goodwater trail is a loop trail that circles Lake Georgetown and runs about 28 miles. When backpacking the Goodwater Loop people typically start/park at either Tejas Park Trailhead, Jim Hogg Trailhead or Cedar Breaks Trailhead. If you are backpacking the loop parking and hiking are free. If you are using the park facilities just for the day, there is a day use fee.
Spent the weekend with my three pups in our pop-up tent. Around a dozen tent pads with fire rings. Depending on the rain will determine if there will be any water in that part of the creek. Plenty of trails both improved and not. Overall a great weekend!