Location, location, location! The Shady Meadows Campground sits at the heart of Garner State Park. Here, you’re steps away from the visitor’s center, a playground, dining hall, parking, 30-amp hookup, restrooms and more amenities. Play compass roulette, and you’ll find an adventure in every direction! Head south to catch a view from the scenic overlook, north to experience Cactus Jack’s Retreat, west for bangin’ bird viewing, and east to spend a day on the Frio River. Anyway you spin it, you can’t go wrong with Shady Meadows Campground.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
42 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


For those looking to explore the wildlife by bike, the Old Entrance Road trail is a paved road where bikers can keep an eye out...Read more


Garner State Park’s breathtaking Frio River is the perfect spot to paddle, inner tube, kayak or canoe, so stick to the non-moto...Read more


Among the fish you might catch at Frio River: largemouth bass, catfish, and sunfish. This beautiful river is the perfect spot f...Read more


A web of trails meander through Garner State Park, making it ideal for a walk in the woods or even a technical, cliff-side hike...Read more

Horseback riding

Head to the Old Horse Trail for a narrow trek through the woods. The trail ascends several hundred feet so the slopes are steep...Read more


Nothing beats paddling down the Frio River, so whether you’re in a kayak, a canoe, a paddle boat or an inner tube, enjoy everyt...Read more


The clear, crisp water of Frio River is great for a dip on a hot summer day. Whether you’re taking a break along the Blinn Rive...Read more

Wildlife watching

Taking a hike through Garner State Park’s extensive trail system is the best way to enjoy the birds and wildlife, but a paddle ...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Shady Meadows Campground.

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October 26th, 2015

Shady Oaks is the best camp site if you don't want to be surrounded by lots of people. Most of the sites are not extremely close to one another. You are only a 15 min walk from the river and from Old Baldy Trail. You have water and electric hook ups as well if needed. And if you get there early on a weekend, try to grab sites 120 or 122. Both of those are almost separate from everyone else so you get more privacy than normal.

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Garner State Park
United States
Phone Number
(830) 232-6132
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29.588° N, 99.743° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 42 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)