Come for a picnic, afternoon swim, fishing trip or a weekend campout on the banks of the spring-fed Blanco River. We’re just an hour from Austin and San Antonio.
We love to visit this small park several times a year. It’s beautiful with views of the Blanco River. My husband hasn’t had any luck catching fish but he still enjoys trying. I love that we can just reserve a site and be there in less than an hour. No need to pack groceries as the park is right off the Main Street. We’ve enjoyed most of their restaurants around their courthouse. It’s great because we don’t have to cook.
Blanco State Park is kind of an interesting park. It is located within the city of Blanco, Texas. It is a small park with the main attraction being that it is located on the Blanco River, thus there is river access.
If you need any supplies there are two grocery store in the town of Blanco. There is also a cute little town square with a couple of nice restaurants. We ate at the Redbud Cafe and it was great.
We arrived at the park after the sun had set. We entered the park, crossed over a bridge and found our campsite on a loop road. I would say that most of the other campsites were filled with RVs. I suppose that if you have an RV and like having the conveniences of a town nearby this might be the campground for you.
Our group was camping in tents and hammocks so we found the campground a bit unusual. There were tent pads to set up tents and plenty of trees to hang some hammocks. In addition, there was a parking spot, water, electricity, open space, picnic table, sun awning and grill. There were restrooms nearby our campsite. I would say that the restrooms could stand an update.
The main attraction of this park is that it is located on the banks of the Blanco River. We were able to hike, swim and explore the river downstream from the main park.
I'd say if you were looking for peace and quiet in a natural setting, this may not be the best option. If you're looking for an RV campground with access to a river and a town, then this might be perfect for you.
Beautiful little park with all the fixings of a larger campground. Large nice camping spaces, but leaves much to be desired in the hiking category. We heard about this park from friends and decided to make a weekend trip and check it out. If you’re looking for a place to just kick back and relax, this place isn’t to shabby. The only real issue was the highway noise from the road that runs right next to the park. Great little swimming areas though.
This is smaller state park but it has everything you need. Larger sites, lots of shade and a cool river to swim in. There aren’t much in the way of hiking trails but to soothe your ills just walk down to the Blanco river and hang out in a tube or just swim. The sites all have a covered table which is really nice during the summer. There is a rock walled area that is the “kiddie pool” area that is really nice to relax in. I would also recommend heading into town and checking out the town square. There are lots of fun little shops.
Nice cool river that you can swim or fish in. Boat rentals are available. It is a small campground that has full hookups. It has sheltered and a pavillion you can rent. I know I'll be back.
Great place for families with young kids, quite atmosphere with lots to explore and plenty of water play. Fishing is not good though, my boys still had fun trying. Bring your water floating things. The camp Host was really helpful and kind.
pretty park small RV spaces and spots, nice water falls, and group area
Great place to take little ones to go fishing.
This park is tucked in the middle of a beautiful hill contry town of Blanco. Great for camping or just a day trip. You can swim, fish, or just relax under the shade trees. Being in town, there are plenty of good and services near by. While your there, visit the Redbud Cafe. Their Blanco Burger is one of the best burgers you will eat.
Great swimming. Shaded campsites. Walking distance into Blanco. On future visits I would choose campsites on the #20 side of the campground for less traffic noise.