The best camping near Garner State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Garner adventure.

The best camping near Garner State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Garner adventure.

Camping near Garner State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Garner adventure.

Stunning scenery, summer dances, and the Frio River make this a popular Texas state park.  

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Indian Blanket Ranch - Utopia Texas

45 sites · RVs, Tents250 acres · Utopia, TX
Indian Blanket Ranch located in the Beautiful Texas Hill Country is a 250 acre Nature Reserve, with Wildlife & Nature Trails. We enjoy sharing Nature & our Dark Sky with others! Hike, Bike, Birding Trails to Explore. April 8, 2024 Totality on Indian Blanket Ranch is 4 min 26.3 seconds. We are only 1 second off centerline. Centerline is 4 min 26.4 seconds. From first to last contact is about 2 hours 40 min. Primitive Fully Self-Contained Camping For Vans, RVs, Campers & Tents: *Maximum 6 people per campsite *Must be 25 years of age to Reserve *Requires full payment when reserved *Bring Quiet Gas Generators or Solar Generators for Power *Bring All Water, Food, Drinks and Chairs *Bring Portable Toilet Containers *No Campfires or Fireworks (Fire Hazard) *Propane Grills/Griddles Allowed (Use Caution) *No Illegal Drugs on Property, No Underage Drinking! *Take Trash to Dumpster When Departing (if Full please take trash with you) *Each Campsite is Allowed 1 non-barking, non-aggressive dog, must always be on leash. No Fee for Dog. Tell us if you bring a dog! Each Campsite is for - 1 RV & 1 tent -or- 1 Van & 1 tent -or- 4 Tents. *No lodging tax for camping. *Refunds Only If it Rains Hard & You Can't Drive in Pasture Camping Areas! -------------------------------------------------------------------- NORMAL SEASONAL RATES; 2 night minimum. 3 Vehicles per campsite. Up to 4 people $60 per night Per Campsite $10 each extra person per night, maximum 6 people --------------------------------------------------------------------- TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE RATES for April 4 thru 10, 2024; Requires full payment when reserved. 3 night minimum. 3 Vehicles per campsite. Up to 4 people $100 per night Per Campsite; $20 each extra person per night, maximum 6 people (take trash with you if our dumpster is full) -----------------------------------------------------------------------
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Elm Creek Stables

101 sites · RVs, Tents237 acres · Concan, TX
Nestled in Concan, TX, spanning over 230 scenic acres, this property offers a beautiful and picturesque setting. Horses and goats reside on the ranch, housed in pens. If you're fortunate, you might encounter the ranch owner, who occasionally offers trail rides. With hills and hiking trails, it's an ideal spot for outdoor enthusiasts. Primitive camping is available, though campfires are not permitted. Conveniently located across the street from Garner State Park.
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Seco Ridge Campgrounds

14 sites · Lodging, Tents42 acres · Utopia, TX
EXPERIENCE UTOPIA Private, family-friendly campgrounds in the Texas Hill Country. Great views, and just minutes from Garner State Park and Lost Maples State Natural Area. We offer 3 different types of camping experiences, so be sure to check out all of our listings. Message us if you have any questions regarding bookings during the Texas 2'clipse dates: 10/14/23 (annular eclipse) and 4/8/24 (total solar eclipse). We will be in the path of total darkness for both! -PRIMITIVE TENT CAMPING SITES- Want to get back to nature? Our secluded primitive tent camping sites are for you. Includes tent pad, fire ring, access to Community Kitchen & our Shower Haus (aka bathrooms & showers). 14-day maximum per month. -Ridge Site- Maybe you'd like to get back to nature in style? Enjoy our Ridge Site with Cargo Tent - complete with a fire ring, table and chairs, and swings. This site does not include a bed. -THE BUNKHAUS- Looking to get back to nature with all the creature comforts? Check out our Bunkhaus that sleeps 4, including a queen size bed and a set of bunk beds. The Bunkhaus has electricity, A/C and Wifi. ALL OF OUR CAMPING EXPERIENCES INCLUDE ACCESS TO: • Communal Kitchen (sinks, fridge, grills, etc.) • The Shower Haus (flushing toilets, sinks, and hot showers) • The Tree House Play Area AROUND UTOPIA • Experience driving on the 'The Twisted Sisters' (Ranch Roads, 335. 336, and 337). • Garner State Park • Lost Maples State Natural Area • Tubing the Frio River • Sabinal River • Horseback Riding • Sabinal County Museum • Frio Bat Flight • Utopia Community Park - picnic, swim & fish under the enormous cypress trees. • Dine at Lost Maples Café, The Lunchbox, or take the 20 min drive to Mac & Ernie's Roadside Eatery in Tarpley, Tx (featured on Food Network)
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Sparrow Bend River Retreat

11 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents8 acres · Pipe Creek, TX
Sparrow Bend River Retreat is a beautiful 8 acre multi-site vacation rental property with camping, RV sites and 2 vacation homes.With a private 300yard stretch of the crystal-clear, spring fed MEDINA RIVER your party will spend the day exploring its majestic cliffs and coves, paddling/floating the river (tubes and kayaks for rent), splashing in the shallows, playing yard games on the lawn or sunbathing on a massive bolder.Enjoy a delicious and memorable dinner in Lakehills (15min), Bandera (20min) or Boerne (25min). Or stay in and grill out over the fire, or at the provided grill.Camp sites each have a customized picnic table for you convenience.Spend you evening sharing laughs around the provided firepit as you take in the dazzling canopy of stars. (Firewood available for sale)Our family has always dreamed of hosting a place for families and friends to come enjoy nature however we would have never dreamed of finding a property as unique and beautiful as this. A lake when the water is high, a beautiful river when the waters low. All crowned by a majestic limestone bluff, complete with boulders, coves and endless room for adventures.This land was once a part of a wagon trail along the river and, if you're lucky, you can still find arrowheads along the paths.The property is gated with a high privacy fence along the neighboring borders for security.
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Rio Frio Rv Park & Campsites

1 site · RV, Tent14 acres · Rio Frio, TX
Frio River(Rio Frio) winds through the Texas Hill Country- enjoy clear spring-fed waters. View big cypress trees, birds and wildlife. Our property is ideal for families to enjoy swimming, fishing or tubing. Two campsites with electricity / water or primitive camping; toilet area for campers. 7 RV area as well.
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Laf ranch

36 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1100 acres · Medina, TX
1100 acres of gorgeous natural land at the headwaters of the Medina River. Crystal clear and clean spring feed water. Fourth-generation family owners. Remote camping. Very private with plenty of varied terrain for hiking swimming, tubing, biking or just hanging out in a hammock enjoying the breeze and peace and quiet. About 2 miles as a crow flies from Lost Maples State Park. You drive through a 13,000-acre ranch to get to us. We are at the end of a dead-end road with one way in and one way out. NO FISHING Free firewood for use during your stay and can make a good deal if you want to take some home! As our topo map shows we have a wide variety of terrain ranging from steep cliffs with huge views to shady canyons. The river cuts through the middle of the place and is surrounded by four hills that each have their unique characteristics ranging from flat oak-covered to rocky steep ridges. I guarantee you will find beauty all around. We do have a couple of fun areas to try your 4-wheel drive out.
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Rio Frio RV Park

1 site · Tent16 acres · Rio Frio, TX
We are a newly renovated family-owned and operated RV Park and Campground in Rio Frio, Texas sitting on 15 acres along the Frio River. ​ Our guests can expect new amenities and facilities in a beautiful location with an intimate setting. We are conveniently located 5 miles south of Leakey, Texas and only 5 minutes from Garner State Park. ​ With access to the Frio River, amazing amenities, and plenty to do nearby, this trip will be a stay where memories are made!
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Camp Cold Springs

1 site · RV10 acres · Concan, TX
Camp Cold Springs is a newly renovated RV park situated on 14 acres along the Frio river with approximately 450 feet of Frio river frontage. Located 2 miles north of Garner State Park at 1101 Cold Spring Ranch Rd Concan, TX, we offer 50 full hookup RV sites with 30 and 50-amp connections available at every site. We have pull-through and back-in sites that either live in the shade or soak up the sun. There are two private river access points on the property for guests that lead you down to the cool, refreshing, gorgeous Frio River. Alongside the river, you will notice our spring-fed pond where many of our junior campers enjoy fishing. The river frontage at Camp Cold Springs is perfect for all ages with easy access walking down to the river. We have a large, generally flat, shallow area that is great for little ones to roam around or guests that enjoy lounging in the refreshing Frio waters. The rock island is enjoyed by our more adventurous guests that like to take an aerial approach into the river, while on the southern part of our river, guests enjoy the 2-4 foot deep swimming areas of the river. Camp Cold Springs is pet-friendly and has amenities such as a bathhouse, an office with a store, a basketball court, a volleyball court, and other lawn games.
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Sabinal, TX Solar Eclipse Camp Out

40 sites · Tents100 acres · Sabinal, TX
---Camping for 2024 Eclipse--- Camping Along the Sabinal River, 1.5 miles from the town of Sabinal, Texas. Over 100 acres of land to spread out and enjoy your own space. The property is covered with native vegetation, including Live Oak trees, Cypress Trees, Mesquite and many other natives. Dry camping with porta potties and 1 flush toilet available. No showers available.
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Grapevine Springs Retreat

32 sites · RVs, Tents3300 acres · Leakey, TX
We welcome you to come enjoy the seclusion and dark sky on a working cattle/exotic hunting ranch in the Texas Hill Country.  My great great grandfather established this ranch in the late 1870's and our family still lives here today.  We are located in Real county just north of Leakey, Texas on US Highway 83.  Our campsites are on the head waters of the West prong of the Frio River.  Our Grapevine Springs have continuous flow the year round.  You will enjoy the gurgling creek, hiking, swimming, solitude and our sunrises and sunsets, and big and bright stars in the night sky.  We have tall hills and hardwood trees, Spanish oaks, Escarpment Cherry, Black walnut, live oaks and other oaks.  We have wild animals; white tail deer, turkey, hogs and exotics and seasonally songbirds and butterflies on the ranch.  We are close to Lost Maples State Nature Area and Garner State Park.**Make sure your vehicle has plenty of clearance. Truck or SUV work great**
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The Buckin'Arm Campsites

3 sites · Tents43 acres · Concan, TX
43 Acres to explore and minutes away from the crystal clear Frio River. A perfect campsite for those of you who enjoy tent camping, hiking the unmarked mountain side, animal watching, arrowhead hunting and star gazing. The Frio river is about a mile from the campsite, so if spending the day in the cool water sounds refreshing to you it is close enough to enjoy. However you choose to spend your time while you are here we hope that you enjoy every second of it. The Hill Country will play center stage to two Phenomenal Solar Events. On Saturday, October 14, 2023 there will be an Annual Solar Eclipse and then a Total Solar Eclipse just six months later on April 8, 2024. We expect hundreds of thousands of visitors during this time. Make sure you get your campsite booked so you can watch the sky with us!
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Arrowhead On The Nueces Campground

17 sites · Lodging, Tents7 acres · Camp Wood, TX
Your base camp for the Nueces Basin Welcome to Arrowhead on the Nueces, your premier destination for a peaceful retreat amidst the beauty of the Texas Hill Country. Nestled on 7 acres of pristine wilderness, our family-owned property offers a haven of relaxation and adventure for guests of all ages. Located in the heart of the Hill Country, Arrowhead boasts private access to the tranquil waters of the Nueces River, where you can swim, fish, or simply relax and soak up the sun. Our top-notch service ensures that your every need is met, allowing you to focus on making lasting memories with your loved ones. Explore our natural surroundings and discover the abundance of wildlife that calls our property home. From deer and wild turkey to a variety of bird species, you'll have ample opportunities to connect with nature and experience the beauty of the outdoors. As night falls, marvel at the night skies overhead, perfect for stargazing and admiring the countless stars that dot the heavens. Listen to the soothing sounds of the bubbling Old Faithful Spring as you unwind around the campfire and enjoy the company of family and friends. Whether you're seeking a weekend escape, a week of adventure, or an extended sabbatical, Arrowhead on the Nueces offers the perfect getaway for every occasion. Join us and experience the tranquility and beauty of the Texas Hill Country like never before.
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The best camping near Garner State Park guide

Overview

About

It’s easy to see why Garner State Park, located near Concan in the Texas Hill Country, is so popular, especially over the summer. Sixteen miles of hiking trails and biking trails are ready for exploration, even up to Mount Old Baldy with its sweeping views. Swimming, tubing, paddling, boating, and fishing are all a good time, and on summer evenings, jukebox tunes play at the historic pavilion built by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC), a tradition since the 1940s. Plan ahead to stay at one of the 350 camping sites, RV sites, cabins, and screened shelters.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for amenities: The Oakmont Camping Area provides easy access to the pavilion, mini golf, volleyball and basketball courts, boathouse, and the Frio River.
  • Best to escape the crowds: The Shady Meadows Camping Area offers spacious sites with 20-amp, 30-amp, and 50-amp full hookups away from other campers.
  • Best for groups: The Cypress Springs Group Camping Area offers space for 40 on the east side of the Frio River.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Campsites are very popular and book up fast. Make a reservation as soon as you know your dates. Campsites, cabins, and screened shelters can be reserved up to five months in advance and group camps 12 months in advance.
  2. If you don’t have a reservation, arrive at the park first thing in the morning to see about grabbing any unreserved sites available for walk-ups.
  3. If your plans are flexible, try to visit during the week, during non-holiday periods, or in winter for fewer crowds.

When to go

The park’s busy season is from Memorial Day through Labor Day, as well as on holidays and during spring break. In the busy season, the mini golf course and tube shuttle are in operation, and food is available for purchase. A float or swim in the Frio River is most refreshing in the heat of summer. Arrive early for summer dances, as gates close once the parking lot is full, sometimes as early as 8:30pm. Some camping areas (Persimmon Hills and Live Oak) are closed in January and February.

Know before you go

  • The park store rents inner tubes, kayaks, and paddle boats, along with tables, barbecue pits, fans, and heaters. 
  • Locker rentals are available at the boathouse.
  • The trails up Mount Old Baldy are fairly steep, with loose rocks and gravel; hiking shoes with support and good tread are recommended.
  • Campfires are only permitted in designated rings.

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