Garner State Park is 1,419.8 acres (10 water acres of the Frio River) of recreational facilities in northern Uvalde County. Located 30 miles north of Uvalde and 7 miles north of Concan, Garner State Park has 10 acres of riverfront. The park was acquired in[masked] and was named for John Nance Garner ("Cactus Jack") of Uvalde, who served as vice president of the United States from 1933-41. The Civilian Conservation Corps (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/historic_sites/ccc/) made the park's original improvements.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors flock here each year to enjoy Garner's matchless vacation facilities. They swim in the clear waters of the Frio River, shoot its rapids on inner tubes, rent paddle boats, and hike its fascinating nature trails.
Please note that "Primitive" at this park only means unimproved with no electricity but we will have water available at the campsite. This is still car camping. I will be staying Friday and Saturday night. 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 bring fire wood. There might be a burn bun. I will send out a notice a few days before the trip.
CAMPSITE FEE: $8/person covers both nights, payable with your RSVP.
ENTRANCE FEE: $7/person per day, payable at the park office upon arrival.
SHOWERS/TOILETS: Toilets and showers are available near by.
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 (http://www.meetup.com/austin-happy-campers/messages/boards/thread/7709149).
RV CAMPING: No.
OTHER RULES: Glass containers and fireworks are prohibited.
DIRECTIONS: The park is located in Uvalde County, 31 miles north of the town of Uvalde, 9 miles south of Leakey, and 8 miles north of Concan, on the Frio River. From U.S. Highway 83, turn east on FM 1050 for 0.2 miles to Park Road 29 to the new entrance.