Garner State Park

garner sp 3The picturesque Frio River runs through this beautiful 1,420-acre park and the stream provides many opportunities for various types of water recreation. This is a fine state park to go do some drive up camping, but you have to make sure to get there early so you can get a campsite near the sparkling water.  The park also has 11 miles of trails, about 3 miles of river frontage, and several varieties of wildlife inhabit this area.  Come visit the stone cliffs and giant cypress trees and see why this is one of the most popular parks in Texas. If you are up to it, you can take the trek up to Old Baldy for a stunning view of the river below, but be careful because if you slip up there you could fall to a certain death below. The small dam in the park creates a grand swimming and floating area and the park often is included on top ten lists for swimming holes. The best place to swim when the water is flowing over the dam, however, is downstream from the dam where there is a rope swing. For kayak trips, the dam in the park is about 4.5 miles downstream from the 1120 crossing and about 5 miles from the nearest River Road/CR 348 crossing. If you want to dink around in flat water you could paddle above the dam in the park. Best to contact the park to obtain river flow and put in and take out information before making the drive because the water levels can be low at times. Kayaks and tubes also are available for rent and don’t forget about the big weekend dances at the pavilion during the summer. Contact Happy Hollow to get additional ideas for kayak trips. Pets on a leash are OK. Cabins and screened shelters are available for your comfort. All 17 cabins have ceiling fans and 13 of them have fireplaces in case you are coming out to the park when it is chilly.  Check to see if any trout have been stocked in the winter.

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Location Details:

Garner State Park
State Park Road 29
Concan, TX 78838
(830) 232-6132
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