Blanco State Park RV & Campground Guide

Texas

Anglers love to come to Blanco State Park, which is located about 50 miles southwest of Austin, Texas, to catch largemouth and Guadalupe bass, channel catfish, sunfish and rainbow trout. Families gather under the picnic pavilion to host barbecues at this state park that is located about an hour north of San Antonio. You can also go tubing in the river at this park that is located on the edge of Blanco, Texas. There are many things that you can do in Blanco, which is the nearest city to this state park. However, it is also incredibly easy to access all that Hill Country offers, including visiting country music icon Luckenbach, the sports-focused town of Wimberly and the historical Johnson City. This riverfront state park, with its easy river access, offers a friendly atmosphere for everyone in your family, including your four-legged friends.

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Weather
Spring 53-75 F
Summer 70-94 F
Fall 60-85 F
Winter 35-61 F
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Nearby Cities
Austin, TX
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Blanco State Park

Going RVing in and near Blanco State Park offers you a fantastic opportunity to reconnect with nature, enjoy catching fish and go tubing. If you do not have a recreational vehicle of your own, then you can rent an RV from RVshare

Blanco State Park Campgrounds

Starting at $20 per night, you can enjoy camping at this state park that features extra-wide spots under trees. A variety of options are available with every site having access to electricity.

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Flushable toilets, fire ring, picnic tables 

Blanco Riverside Getaway

Wide spots under tall oak trees are available at this upscale resort. Rates start at $35 a night, and you can also rent by the week or by the month.

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Picnic tables, fire rings 

Flat Creek Outpost RV Park

This quiet campground is a great place to stay if you want to explore Blanco and the surrounding area.

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Large parking spaces 

Blanco Settlement

Twenty pull-through RV spots are available at this campground. Rates start at $40 a night with weekly and monthly rates available. Each site has a river view.

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: On-site restaurant 

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What to Do at
Blanco State Park

Inside Blanco State Park

Grab your tube and cool off in the Blanco River at this park; the little ones can even join in the wading fun. Catch the big fish, or leave with a great fishing story to tell. Gather with friends and family for an awesome cookout. Head to the park store to get supplies or to buy something special to help you remember your time spent in this riverside state park. Escape from the Texas summer heat at this park, where you will find many excellent places to curl up under large shade trees with a great book. 

Outside Blanco State Park

There are many things to do outside Blanco State Park. While you may want to consider heading to nearby Luckenbach, Wimberly or Johnson City, there are many fun places to explore in Blanco. The town features restaurants to try and shopping to enjoy.

Restaurants

Uptown Blanco Restaurant

Try the chicken marsala, salmon or the pork chops at this American restaurant that also has a courtyard for outdoor ceremonies and a textile studio. 

Type: American

Location: 317 Main Street, Blanco, TX 78606

Chess Club Café

Try the chicken-fried steak at this American restaurant located inside a 100-year-old farmhouse where breakfast is also served. 

Type: American

Location: 1020 South U.S. Highway 281, Blanco, TX 78606

Redbud Café

Connected to a pottery studio, this American café offers delicious sandwiches, and there is live music on the weekends. 

Type: American

Location: 410 4th Street, Blanco, TX 78606

Old 300 BBQ

Get barbecue by the pound or on a plate with all your favorite sides at this barbecue joint. 

Type: BBQ

Location: 318 4th Street, Blanco, TX 78606

Deutsch Apple Bakery

Apple pies, muffins, scones and many other options are available at this small restaurant where you can also get deli-style sandwiches. 

Type: Bakery

Location: 602 Chandler Street, Blanco, TX 78606

Shopping

Texas Specialty Cut Flowers

Stop at this flower shop for fresh flowers from its 20-acre farm or 22 greenhouses. 

Location: 13977 FM 2325, Blanco, TX 78606

Gillen’s Candies

Since 1895, this family-owned shop has been making chocolate candies. Craft beers, wines, preservative-free jerky and more have been added to its lineup. 

Location: 1725 U.S. 281 South, Blanco, TX 78606

Brieger Pottery

This store features functional stoneware made by local artists. 

Location: 408 4th Street, Blanco, TX 78606

Hill Country Lavender

Get lavender products, like body creams and lavender teas, at this farm where this fragrant flower is grown. 

Location: 8241 Farm to Market 165, Blanco, TX 78606

Liz On The Square

Since 1999, this store has been offering clothing, lavender, gifts and more with a particular emphasis on products made in Texas and the United States. 

Location: 405-A 3rd Street, Blanco, TX 78606

Sightseeing

Blanco Pioneer Museum

Learn the city’s early history with a stop at this museum, which is located just one block off the square. 

Location: 418 Pecan Street, Blanco, TX 78606

Buggy Barn Museum

This museum showcases one of the largest collections of buggies in the United States, including buggies used in the movies "True Grit," "Lonesome Dove" and "There Will Be Blood."

Location: 1915 Main Street, Blanco, TX 78606

Garrison Brothers Distillery

See how whiskey is made now and in the past by visiting this distillery, which is the oldest whiskey maker in Texas. 

Location: 1827 Hye Albert Road, Hye, TX 78635

Boyhood Home of LBJ

See the home where President Johnson was raised and learn how his childhood may have influenced his career. 

Location: 100 Ladybird Lane, Johnson City, TX 78636

Exotic Resort Zoo

Ride the tractor-tram through this zoo to see over 600 animals from over 45 different species and enjoy a picnic lunch on the spacious grounds. 

Location: 235 Zoo Trail, Johnson City, TX 78636

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How to Get to
Blanco State Park

To get to Blanco State Park from Interstate 35, take Exit 202, and get on Ranch Road 12. Turn left onto Farm to Market Road 32. Turn right on U.S. Highway 281 North. Turn left at Main Street and left again on Park Road 23. Continue until you see the park on your left. You will have to go just beyond the park and use a crossover to come back to the park’s entrance. 

Entering Blanco State Park

Blanco State Park is open on a daily basis from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Per person : $5

Children under 12 : $0

Blanco State Park was one of the first four state parks worked on by the Civilian Conservation Corp, and much of the work that was completed in the early 1930s is still visible throughout the park. If you have photos of the time you’ve spent boating, fishing, picnicking and more at Blanco State Park, then share them on your social media feed and tag RVshare in your posts. RVshare would also love to have you send your memories and photos to [email protected]