The best camping near Lost Maples State Natural Area

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

The best camping near Lost Maples State Natural Area

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

Camping near Lost Maples State Natural Area

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

A fall stunner, this park offers gorgeous year-round hiking trails.  

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Top-rated campgrounds near Lost Maples State Natural Area

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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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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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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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Ten Ten CampTown

11 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Vanderpool, TX
Available to you is a 200 acre paradise of Oaks and Canyons. Minutes from Lost Maples State Park and many other attractions, such as Garner State Park and the Frio River. Hiking, Biking and Wildlife Spectating are awaiting you with sunsets to remember forever. Located on an Exotic Ranch there are multiple species to watch as well as the Rare Golden-cheeked Warbler
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A Peace Of Heaven Cabins and RV Park

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Vanderpool, TX
Tom and Rhonda Fousek opened "A Peace of Heaven Log Cabins" in 2003. We love camping, RVing, and the outdoors and wanted to give families the same adventure we have had in the Texas Hill Country with the comfort of home. Nestled in the Texas Hill Country is A Peace of Heaven. Come relax, swim, bird watch, hike, play volleyball, ping pong, build a fire and roast marshmallows. We offer catch-and-release fishing in our springs or go horseback riding nearby. Enjoy tubing down the Frio River in Concan. and don't forget to catch the Frio Bat Flight. We have 3 fully equipped log cabins that sleep up to 7 persons each. 2 separate bedrooms & a day bed in the living room. Full kitchens with a stovetop, oven, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker & coffee beans, and grinder. All dishes, cooking utensils, linens, and towels for bathing are supplied. All cabins have AC and Heat 3 10 x 12 luxury tents sitting on a 10 x 20 deck with a queen size bed, linens, wood stove, 2 Androick chairs, grill/firepit, 2 rocking chairs, picnic table with storage and food prep area, pots & pans, dishes, utensils, collapsible sink, campfire coffee pot, chemical toilet, solar shower, solar-powered charging port, water cooler, garbage can, first aide kit, clothesline, and fire extinguisher. Who says you can't have it all? With our Glamping Tents, you can experience the thrill of camping without sacrificing an ounce of luxury. Book now and prepare to camp like a pro...because roughing it is so last season!
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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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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 Charmadillo: 21+ A-frame Resort

27 sites · Lodging, Tents44 acres · Center Point, TX
A 21+ getaway tucked deep into 44 magical acres of rolling hills. 10 minutes outside of Center Point, Texas. Tucked into the top of a beautiful valley, where hills rule supreme! While on the property spend your time enjoying the rugged trails, bird watching, dark night skies, and the quiet. Don't forget to take advantage of our communal amenities including sauna and outdoor shower! Currently we have 7 A-frame cabins to rent with more lodging and camping options to come Spring 2024! If you're interested in booking the whole property for your group shoot us a message! The Charmadillo is a great base to explore the area! About an hour from both Garner State Park and Lost Maples. About 35 minutes to Hill Country State Natural Area. Various access points to the Guadalupe river via Center Point and Kerrville. With the addition of wineries, honkytonks, and charming bars and restaurants throughout the region.
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Rasco River Rentals

8 sites · Tents2 acres · Leakey, TX
Beautiful Property on the Frio River, I was raised here and had the experience of being able to enjoy this atmosphere as a kid and would like to give others the same experience.Learn more about this land:First off, welcome to the Beautiful Hill Country. We have spaces available for Travel trailers/ RV’s, Tents, and Day Trips. We are located right on the Frio River with breath taking views of the bluff across the river. The Night sky is just as beautiful as the day scenery if not better. You will have access to Fire Rings, Picnic tables, Clean Porta-Potty, Swimming Hole and BBQ Pits.
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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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Holladay Camping

34 sites · Tents20 acres · Boerne, TX
Twenty raw acres nestled in the heart of the Hill Country, just a short drive northwest of San Antonio. Easy to find, with wide open sky, perfect for viewing the eclipse or just watching for falling stars. It's just a short walk to local PoPo's Restaurant and the Dollar Store, or about a mile walk/bike ride in the other direction to visit and enjoy Joshua Springs Park & Preserve, where you can hike the trails, go paddling in your canoe or kayak, or take advantage of the bird blinds to see a painted bunting or any of the other local birds.
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Haby Ranch

336 sites · RVs, Tents1100 acres · Lake Medina Shores, TX
Come enjoy over 1000 acres of a 3500 acre Texas ranch. Perfect for fossil hunting, biking, hiking, stargazing, and exploring the great outdoors. Depending on rain and current water levels, you can also enjoy creeks, swimming holes, and waterfalls. Unplug and make memories sure to last a lifetime. Located 10 miles from Bandera, Cowboy Capital of the World.
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The best camping near Lost Maples State Natural Area guide

Overview

About

A unique stand of trees known as Uvalde bigtooth maples draws thousands of visitors to this 
park every year to get a glimpse of the changing fall colors—a seasonal show not often seen 
in Texas. But at other times of year, Lost Maples also provides scenery with its steep canyon 
walls and views of the Sabinal River, plus 11 miles of hiking trails that wind from the valley floor
all the way to the top of a 2,200-foot ridge. The natural area and its pet-friendly campground 
are set two hours northwest of San Antonio and 30 minutes from Rio Frio, another popular 
spot in this part of Texas.Campers can choose from primitive campsites and sites with water 
and electricity.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for hikers: Hike-in campsites provide primitive camping with one to three miles of hiking required and composting toilets nearby.
  • Best for river lovers: Campsites with electricity offer great views of the Sabinal River.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Hipcampers can snag a reservation over at the Texas State Parks reservation website up to five months in advance. Check online for last-minute cancellations
  2. Primitive sites and weekday stays are generally your best bets if other sites are booked.

When to go

Naturally, Lost Maples is swarmed with visitors in October and November, all seeking a peek at those fall leaves. Timing can be tricky with peak fall color varying from year to year and only lasting a brief period of time before the leaves fall to the ground. The park staff provides weekly foliage reports to help visitors time their stays. March, April, and May also tend to see more visitors than other times of year. Make your reservations well in advance, and try to get here during a weekday as opposed to the weekend.

Know before you go

  • Cell phone service is unreliable or unavailable.
  • Hipcampers can swim in the river, but it’s too shallow for tubing or kayaking.
  • No fishing license is required for fishing from the banks of the Sabinal River or Can Creek.

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