What better way to get after a beautiful day than a gorgeous sunrise hike on the San Marcos River Trail? At sites 1-19, you’ll be ready to go after a goodnight’s sleep thanks to an array of amenities at this RV-exclusive area which include water and electricity hookups, restroom and shower facilities, picnic tables and fire rings. Over the river and through the woods you’ll find sites 20-37, for the more rugged, tent-campers. These sites have nearby restrooms, fire rings, picnic tables and are located right next to the playground!

  • Best for RVs: One site offers full hookups while 17 sites offer electricity.
  • Best for comfort: One cabin sleeps six inside (with AC, a fridge, and a microwave, but no restroom) and has room for one tent outside.
  • Best for large groups: A spacious group site surrounded by the San Marcos River on three sides has space for up to 100.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
38 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Biking through the Palmetto trails is a great way to spend the day! There are 8 trails that are all relatively short. But check...Read more


At Palmetto State Park you can rent four-person pedal boats, three-person canoes, one-person kayaks, one-person paddle boards, ...Read more


There is a great fishing pier in the Oxbow Lake right near camp. There is fishing equipment to loan if you don't bring your own.


The trails at Palmetto State Park are all relatively flat, making for great walking paths. The trails range from .25 miles to 1...Read more


Kayaks and canoes are available for rent for day use on the lake.


Swimming in the lake is a great way to cool off in the Texas heat! There is a great floating dock in the middle of the lake for...Read more

Wildlife watching

One of the best parts of Palmetto State Park is that the area resembles the tropics more than Central Texas. The park is filled...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Palmetto Campground.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Mark
Mark W.
recommends this listing.
October 16th, 2018

Very quiet and peaceful.

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Michelle F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 19th, 2017

Great park to see handy work of the CCC, aside from being a lush and tropical adventure. We were there in the spring, when it was rainy and overcast. The park was green and lively, even the water was covered in either tiny water plants or algae? it was beautiful, whatever it was. Several hiking trails, fishing and camping ( of course). Look out for dinosaurs.... or snakes!

Hipcamper Ashton
Ashton B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 18th, 2015

If you go here be sure to check out the Palmetto Interpretive Trail. It's a very short trail but you feel like you're walking through the time of the dinosaurs.

Hipcamper Toby B.
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February 1st, 2019
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February 3rd, 2017
Palmetto State Park
United States
Phone Number
(830) 672-3266
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29.593° N, 97.586° W
Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 1 Site
(Up to 100 people per site)
Tent / RV / Trailer: 18 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
Tent / Van: 19 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)