Jim Hogg Park sits on the north side of Georgetown Lake in the Hill Country of Texas, about 25 miles north of Austin.
Boating is the most popular way to enjoy the lake, and a boat ramp is provided for guests. 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.
Jim Hogg Park has 142 reservable campsites, including five large group camping shelters, and convenient amenities like flush toilets and showers are provided. Picnic shelters are also available, allowing for large parties, cookouts and family trips.
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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I would actually award this park 3.5 stars. Jim Hogg Park is located on the north side of Lake Georgetown. The park and its facilities are a bit dated, but if you're looking for a quick and convenient getaway for a few days it is worth checking out.
There are campsites that fit most RVs and campsites for tents. Almost all of the campsites are within easy walking distance to the lake. The park gets consistent visitors through the spring, summer and fall. There are fewer visitors in the winter. There are a huge number of campsites and I've never had a problem finding a spot, however during the peek seasons it is recommended to reserve a site in advance. It seems that many of the visitors to the park are day trippers.
Each campsite has a shelter, picnic table, grill and campfire pit. There are a couple of restrooms spread around the park, but I would say that one might have to walk a while to reach one. Many of the campsites have one or two trees, but many sites have no shade other than the shelter. There are trees and forest surrounding the campground.
One thing that makes this campground an easy place to camp is that it is only about 40 minutes from the city of Austin and 10 minutes from the city of Georgetown. Along the road that leads into the park there is a Randalls Grocery store where one can find groceries and supplies.
There is a nice 26 mile hiking trail called the Goodwater Trail that circles around the lake. There are also ample opportunities to fish in the lake either from shore, along boat docks or from a boat.
If you do find yourself with a campsite along the lakefront, be warned that during the summer you will likely hear ski boats cruising around the lake.
Campsites are well manicured and the staff is great. I would recommend this park for families and campers who enjoy car camping only.
Lake Georgetown is a great destination with very good camping facilities. The campground is very peaceful and the prime spots on the Lake make for some excellent photo ops. There is a well-maintained hiking trail that circles the lake. Overall, a great Central Texas destination!