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2018 Garner State Park Camping
About HATs https://www.hatsandmore.org/ Camping with HATs https://www.hatsandmore.org/camping/camping-with-hats Packing suggestions: https://www.hatsandmore.org/camping/packing-suggestions Weather Forecast: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-99.600&lat=29.8264 Google Maps location for Garner https://goo.gl/maps/PiqSNx3Tn7n Campsites and gate code will be added on the Friday of the trip. The plan is to see fall colors while hiking Garner and Lost Maples State Parks. THIS IS FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT CAMPING. RSVP HERE ONLY IF INTENDING TO CAMP WITH US. As a courtesy to fellow hikers, if your plans change, please change your attendance status to "NO" so others can be assured a camping spot. Thank you. Please see our "No Show" guidelines: https://www.meetup.com/hatsandmore/pages/23420567/No_Show_Policy There are guest houses nearby in Leaky and Concan if you prefer a room instead of a tent. Then join us for the hikes and swimming, dinner and around the campfire on Saturday. Feel free to post a comment below to share a reservation. My phone in case you get lost:[masked] Saturday's Hike at Garner at 9 AM. https://www.meetup.com/hatsandmore/events/254243557/ Sunday's Hike at Lost Maples at 9AM. https://www.meetup.com/hatsandmore/events/250892985/ Garner State Park Website: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/garner Garner State Park Phone: (830)[masked] COSTS: I have five sites reserved at $44 per site totaling $220. The cost is split among all campers whether staying one night or two. Expect it to be $10 - $20 per person for the weekend. You also responsible for the day use fee (unless you have a Texas State Parks Pass) and excess car fee when you check in at the office. We are in the New Garner area which is much more spacious than Old Garner, so we should be able to accommodate most people that want to come. Look for the site numbers posted on this page or in the comments. FOOD: Friday night dinner is by individual or carpool. Saturday night is out on the town. Since the hikes start early, for breakfast I am suggesting people eat at camp. WHAT TO DO ON ARRIVING AT THE PARK: Check in at the headquarters. Garner is a busy park and the check-in line can be very long, so patience is required. Tell them you are with Tom Peacock. Unless you have a Parks Pass, you will have to pay the per-person entry fee. Later arrivals will have to pay an excess vehicle fee. The ranger will assign you a site number. Drive to the site and set up there or in another site reserved for the group. Park your car at the campsite or in the overflow parking. DO NOT PARK ON THE GRASS. If you're new to camping with us, just ask if you need some assistance. The office is open late on Friday. But, if you arrive after the gate is closed, look on this page and in the comments for the gate code and campsite numbers. Please do your best to be quiet when setting up. For previous Garner trips: 2012 https://www.meetup.com/Houston-Area-Trails-More/photos/11612622/ 2013 https://www.meetup.com/Houston-Area-Trails-More/photos/18443512/ 2016 https://www.meetup.com/Houston-Area-Trails-More/photos/26964313/ 2017 https://www.meetup.com/hatsandmore/photos/28265878/ Park Rules: "CHECK IN: All campers are required to check in at the park headquarters before occupying a site. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: Public consumption or display of an alcoholic beverage is prohibited. PETS: Pets must be attended and on a six-foot leash at all times. Pets are not allowed in any park buildings, cabins, or shelters.

Garner State Park

US-83 & FM 1050 · Concan, TX

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What we're about

This group is for people who enjoy hiking and want to explore the trails of the Houston area and beyond. We hike every weekend. Our hikes are normally 10-12 miles so a reasonable fitness level is needed. We plan camping trips once a month, mostly around Texas with occasional trips to various National Parks and other special hiking location.

To find out more about our hikes and what you may need to prepare for a hike.
https://www.hatsandmore.org/

For more on where we hike and camp, look at our Houston hikes map.
https://www.hatsandmore.org/houston-hikes

Then join us to trace out your own path on the map.

HATs leaders are fellow hiking enthusiast, not guides. We encourage all members to plan for hikes as if they are going solo as the best way to assure safety. Hiker's planning should including of being of reasonable fitness for the event and carrying the needed water and food for a long hike. Then to enjoy the day with friends. In the event of trouble we encourage each member to ask for assistance, we are here to help each other.

We are affiliated with other Meetup groups that each offer great outdoor activities in a spirit of friendship and sharing.

Houston Urban Trekkers
https://www.meetup.com/HoustonUrban-Trekkers/

Houston Outdoors
https://www.meetup.com/HoustonOutdoorsGroup/

National Parks and More
https://www.meetup.com/NaPa-More/

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