Blanco State Park in Blanco, Texas, is a beautiful spot for a swim, fishing trip, or camping near the San Antonio and Austin areas. Beside a one-mile stretch of the spring-fed Blanco River, Blanco State Park is a great destination for picnicking, camping, hiking, boating, swimming, fishing, geocaching, and wildlife watching.
In the water, fishers may catch largemouth and Guadalupe bass, catfish, sunfish, and rainbow trout. For swimmers, anywhere along the river is open. There is a shallow wading pool next to Falls Dam. The park store also carries tubes available for daily rental between 9 AM and 2 PM. Tubes must be returned by 4 PM. You may also bring canoes, kayaks, or electric motored boats. Boats are also available to rent through the park store and must be returned by 4 PM.
The fees are $5 daily for adults and children under 12 are free. You may also contact the park office about group rates for a school-sponsored trip. Reservations may be made in advance by calling the park office. Their phone number is available on their website. Rates for camping range from $20 to $25 per night, not including the daily entrance fees.
As with any state park or public recreation area, make sure to clean up after yourself and your pet. Make sure your dog is current on all vaccinations and that you have proof of current rabies vaccine. Never bring unvaccinated puppies or those younger than four months, females in heat, or aggressive dogs to any public space. Make sure you have physical control of your dog at all times; keep them in a crate or on a leash no longer than six feet.
If you are in the Austin and San Antonio area, Blanco State Park is a wonderful spot to stop for a day or a camping trip. There is so much to do for every member of your family.