Activities Available:Birding and Bat Watching, Camping, Fishing, Pet Friendly, River Outfitters, Swimming Holes, Tube Rental Services
PARK CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: This is a relatively small but beautiful tree shaded 105-acre state park on the banks of the beautiful Blanco River smack dab right inside the town of Blanco. The river bed is limestone, hence the name of the river. This place is a great swimming hole to visit to escape the relentless Texas heat and it often is mentioned on some of the top ten lists. One of the primary benefits of this place is that it almost always has flowing water in it even during the dead of summer. However, you still need to make sure the river is flowing over the dam when you come visit or it won’t be nearly as fun. There is gently sloping access to much of the impoundment formed by the small dam constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Tube and canoe rentals are available at the park and the impoundment is ideal for swimming or floating. It isn’t so good for tubing because the water is very calm. Wading is available downstream when the water is up. They even stock the impoundment with trout during the winter on occasion and perch, catfish and bass also typically are present. They have showers onsite and some screened shelters and even a park store. The park entrance is at the intersection of US 281 and the Blanco River. Ask about the Town Creek Nature Trail that leads to the town square if you want a diversion from the water. You could do some tent camping here if you like, but you should know that there is a real good chance you are going to be close to RVs and/or trailers. Pets on a leash are OK, but for some reason you cannot let them into the water. Hint: you can take the dogs to the portion of the river just upstream of the park for a swim. Live bait is available across the street at the Shell station if that is what you use to lure the lunkers. Be sure to check their events schedule regularly because they often offer guided hikes and other programs here.