Blanco State Park is 104.6 acres located along the Blanco River in Blanco County. The land was deeded by private owners in 1933 before the park was opened in 1934.
The park area was used as a campsite by early explorers and settlers. A spring in the park made the location ideal when the river was dry. Original developments were made by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Activities include camping, swimming, picnicking, hiking, nature study, boating (electric motors only), and fishing. Tube, canoe and kayak rentals are available at the park.
The hilly terrain consists of cedar, pecan and other trees. Among the animals seen at the park are nutria, mallard ducks, raccoons, armadillos and squirrels. Fish include perch, catfish and bass. Rainbow trout are stocked at the park in the winter.
Plan on bringing your own food and anything you would like to share. If anyone would like to plan a group meal or picnic, please start a discussion here. Please bring fire wood.
CAMPSITE FEE: $10/person covers both nights, payable with your RSVP.
ENTRANCE FEE: $4/person per day, payable at the park office upon arrival. There is an extra car fee for more than 2 cars per site. Let's reduce those vehicle fees by carpooling.
SHOWERS/TOILETS: Hot showers and toilets are available.
KID FRIENDLY: Yes. Please review the camping with kids policy.
DOG FRIENDLY: Yes. All pets must be kept under the owner's direct control and attached to a person or fixed object at all times by a leash not to exceed six feet in length, and shall not be left unattended or constitute a nuisance. Noisy, vicious, or dangerous animals are not permitted, as determined on site by park staff. Please read our policy on camping with dogs.
BOATING: Yes. The park features one boat ramp.
RV CAMPING: No.
OTHER RULES: Glass containers and fireworks are prohibited.
DIRECTIONS: From Austin: Take 290 West to 281. Go South on 281 to Blanco. Park is on the right (just before the Blanco River bridge). 4 blocks from light.