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About Palmetto State Park
Campgrounds in Palmetto
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...
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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!
History of Palmetto State Park
Palmetto State Park, named for the tropical dwarf palmetto plant found there, is 270.3 acres located in Gonzales County, northwest of Gonzales and southeast of Luling. The park abuts the San Marcos River and also has a four-acre oxbow lake. The land was acquired by deeds from private owners and the city of Gonzales in 1934 to 1936, and was opened in 1936. The beautiful stone buildings in the park were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s.