This campground is located in my home county. We enjoy this park a lot though it is quite small so you can hike the trails and "see the sites" within the day. Really nice location though tucked away in a quiet part of the county!
So everyone knows that Lockhart has some of the best BBQ in Texas, but it is a lot more than that. Lockhart State park is a fairly small park, but it still has quite a bit to offer. If you are a hiker or a biker, this may not be the best for you, seeing as the most of the trails are less than half a mile long. But if you are just looking to get away, this is a great place.
They have a nice little swimming pool on site that is great for kiddos to enjoy, and they have quite a few places you can fish throughout the park. Then about half the park is for golfing, which is great news for the dad of the family. The short trails are nice a scenic with a lot of running creeks and streams throughout the park.
There are tent and RV sites, along with a group recreation hall and dining hall. Seeing as I love to hike, this is not my go to place, but I find it great for a day trip.
My family and I love to grab some BBQ at Smitty’s, Black’s, or Kruez Market about 6 miles down the road and then find a nice picnic table by the water to chow down. Plus you can take a leisurely walk to burn off all those calories when you’re done! Lockhart is located about thirty minutes from the Austin/San Marcos area, so if you’re in the neighborhood check it out! It is also about thirty miles from Bastrop and Buesher State Park which also have a lot to offer with amazing trails, wildlife, and views!
does have a golf course and swimming pool but small number of RV sites, pull through
Lockhart State Park is a small park with simple facilities, but they do have a golf course and some of the best BBQ in Texas nearby.
The park is located a short distance from the town of Lockhart and about 40 minutes from Austin. The park has all the basic amenities like campsites with water, electricity, picnic tables, grills and fire rings. There are a few short trails to explore. For the family there is a swimming pool and little playground. Perhaps one of the unique features of this park is that there is a 9 hole golf course within the park.
Some of the facilities feel a bit dated. However, if you're looking for a relaxing time with family friendly activities this park might work for you.
Before or after your stay at Lockhart State Park be sure to pass through the town of Lockhart (nicknamed the BBQ Capitol of Texas) where you can choose between three of the best barbecue restaurants in Texas - Blacks BBQ, Smitty's BBQ and Kreuzs BBQ.
You can golf here and swim in the public pool. The trails are surprisingly nice, even though the park itself is on the small side. You can spend a nice day here. There's a wild rose area. The creek could use a better crossing at one spot from one trail to another, but it's passable in low water times. Go into town and have some BBQ.
A state park with a 9 hole golf course?!? What a unique find! There was also a pool and a couple nature trails. The campground was pretty average, not much privacy or space between sites but some sites did overlook the little creek. A fun little part of the trip was the HUGE amount of fireflies we saw- very cool! Simple park with a couple unique features- seems like it would be a great place for a family gathering.