Mother Neff State Park is a gorgeous, 1360-acre park that lies along a breathtaking portion of the Leon River in southwest Texas. Named after famed local Isabella Neff, who donated the first 6-acre plot that this park grew out of, Mother Neff is filled with activities, scenery, and wildlife for you and your dog to explore.
As you make your way past the front gates of Mother Neff, make sure to swing by the visitor's center. Here you will find interactive exhibits that go into great detail about the park's storied history. Keep in mind that canines are prohibited from entering any finished buildings.
After enjoying the visitor's center, there are several options available, not least of which are the hiking trails. With almost four miles of varied terrain, there's a path here for anyone and everyone. Make sure to check out the cave used by the Tonkawa Tribe of Native Americans that's been preserved to this day.
If you and your dog are more of the walk and watch type, do your selves a favor and check out the wildflower gardens that bloom each year. Part of this park is classified as prairie land and is a wonderful treat for the eyes every season.
The newly built camping loop has been outfitted with 20 sites, all of which have full water and sewage connections, as well as picnic areas for each site. Concrete slabs are also on each site, in case of rain or the need for a level surface. Dogs are allowed in these sites provided they stay on their leashes at all times.
Recent changes have been made to the park's infrastructure, unfortunately, due to the chronic flooding that has plagued this region for the last few years. The new camping loop and visitor's center were up and running in 2015, which means fewer shutdowns during hard weather.