Blanco State Park
Things to Do
Activities include camping, swimming, picnicking, hiking, nature study, boating (electric motors only), and fishing. Tube, canoe and kayak rentals are available at the park. Annual Events: Blanco Classic Car Show is the third Saturday in May.
For information on volunteer opportunities, contact the park or their Friends Group: Friends of Blanco S.P.
The Texas State Park Store offers apparel, gifts, souvenirs, field guides, and other educational items. The store also rents canoes, 2-person kayaks, and tubes, for use at the park. Rental hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All equipment is due back at 4:00 p.m.
This park participates in the Angler Education Tackle Loaner Program; individuals can borrow rods, reels and tackle boxes with hooks, sinkers and bobbers.
The park offers a variety of educational and interpretive programs. Check the calendar of events for currently scheduled programs or contact the park for special programs.
Get more information on the Civilian Conservation Corps, which helped develop this park and numerous others over 70 years ago, by visiting our CCC page that includes the interactive online exhibits and education resource, “The Look of Nature: Designing Texas State Parks During the Great Depression” and “A New Deal for Texas Parks.”
Nearby attractions include Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site (located less than 30 miles away), Pedernales Falls State Park, Guadalupe River State Park and Honey Creek State Natural Area. Also nearby are Canyon Lake, Cascade Caverns, Natural Bridge Caverns and Aquarena Springs. You may also want to refer to nearby Lower Colorado River Authority parks.