Lost Maples State Natural Area Foliage Color Change Report
This page is updated weekly from October through November.
Oct. 13, 2014 Report: The trees at Lost Maples are awaiting cold weather to kick start the color change. Depending on the weather, they are at least two weeks away from having significant color in the leaves. The sunflowers are in bloom on the east trail and with the mild temperatures and lack of crowds, conditions for hiking and walking are great now, so come on out and see us.
Oct. 6, 2014 Report: Lost Maples is almost at that time of year when the maple trees put on their show. The trees are in good shape and awaiting cold weather to kick start the fall. We are at least three weeks away from having color, depending on the weather.
The Maximilion sunflowers are in bloom on the east trail, with bees taking advantage of the available pollen and food for the fall. The hiking and nature walks are great now with the mild temperatures.
Come out and see us when you can for a great day in the park!
TPWD photos taken on 10/6/14 by Richard Treece
Special Note: The parking area accommodates only 250 vehicles, so if possible, plan to visit during the week.
Restrooms and picnic tables are handicapped accessible. You can drive approximately one mile into the park to view foliage from your vehicle.
The park is located 86 miles northwest of San Antonio and five miles north of Vanderpool off Ranch Road 187. If you need further information, please call Lost Maples at (830) 966-3413.
Campsites fill up quickly for the weekends. To make reservations or to check on campsite availability, go to the reservations page or call the Central Reservation Center at (512) 389-8900, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Archived Lost Maples 2013 foliage reports
- Archived Lost Maples 2012 foliage reports
- Archived Lost Maples 2011 foliage reports
- Archived Lost Maples 2009 foliage reports
- Archived Lost Maples 2008 foliage reports
- Archived Lost Maples 2007 foliage reports
- Archived Lost Maples 2006 foliage reports
- Archived Lost Maples 2005 foliage reports