Blanco State Park RV & Campground Guide


Blanco River State Park covers 104.6 acres with shoreline on both sides of the scenic Blanco River. The landscape boasts beautiful pecan and cedar trees on the riverbanks, providing ample shade while you enjoy the park. Established in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Blanco River State Park hosts more than 100,000 visitors yearly. With its location just south of the charming city of Blanco, the state park makes it easy for locals and visitors alike to enjoy river activities without venturing too far from civilization.

Neaby Cities:

  • Johnson City

  • New Braunfels

  • Fredericksburg

  • Bulverde

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Spring 47-84 F
Summer 68-93 F
Fall 45-88 F
Winter 36-66 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Blanco State Park

Campground Accommodations

Blanco River State Park

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 60'

  • Other amenities: Picnic tables, lantern posts, fire rings, grills, shade shelters, dump station, restrooms with showers, playground

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

The spring-fed Blanco River is the central feature of this state park, and many of the popular activities here are centered around the river. Commonly enjoy activities at the park include paddling, tubing, fishing, and swimming. You could spend time picnicking, hiking, geocaching, and viewing wildlife when not enjoying the water. While visiting, you can also join a session with a park staff member to learn more about the history and natural environment of the park, and there's even a junior ranger program for kids.

Whether you love watersports or prefer to enjoy the outdoors on land, you will find plenty of adventures at Blanco River 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. 

Fishing Fishing

Fishing is popular at Blanco River State Park from the shore or from a boat on the water. The river is stocked with trout regularly throughout the winter. Anglers can also catch sunfish, channel catfish, largemouth bass, and Guadalupe bass. You can borrow rods, reels, and tackle boxes with hooks, sinkers, and bobbers from the park headquarters. In Texas, you do not need to buy a license to fish in state parks.

Geocaching Geocaching

Several caches are located within Blanco River State Park. After getting the coordinates through the Geocaching app, you can hunt for a cache with your smartphone. Once you find the cache, you can trade a family-friendly item with something in the container and sign the log. If you wish, you can also register what you find on Geocaching.com.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

While the park is relatively small, it is home to ample wildlife. Some animals you may spot include squirrels, armadillos, nutrias, turtles, raccoons, and ducks.

Hiking Hiking

The Pumphouse Trail is a short, family-friendly hike that takes you to an overlook with views of the Blanco River. It has interpretive signs along the way that inform you about the local wildlife. Alternatively, the longer Caswell Nature Trail is a rocky path that winds between trees on the banks of the river. During this hike, you can enjoy views of Falls Dam, which the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed in the 1930s.


At Blanco River State Park, you can use boats with an electric motor or paddle on the water. If you did not bring your own, you can rent single or double kayaks and tubes from the park headquarters. Canoes and stand-up paddleboards are other popular ways to enjoy the water.

Swimming Swimming

There are multiple access points to the water throughout the park on both sides of the river. A shallow wading pool is next to Falls Dam for people uncomfortable swimming in deep water and kids.

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How to Get to
Blanco State Park

Highway 281 runs from north to south through the center of Blanco, and the highway's bridge crosses over the park's eastern side. If you are traveling to Blanco River State Park from the San Antonio area, take Highway 281 north. Immediately after crossing the river, turn left on Park Road 23. The park headquarters will be on the left. If you are traveling from the Austin area, take Highway 290 west. Then, turn left on Highway 281. Take Highway 281 south through Blanco. Before reaching the Blanco River bridge, turn right on Park Road 23. You will see the park headquarters on the left.

By Car

Entering Blanco State Park

Parking is available throughout the park on both sides of the river.

The daily entrance fee for adults is $5. There is no entry fee for children up to 12 years old.

Blanco State Park Per Adult : $5.0

Blanco State Park Children Under 12 : $0.0

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].

Frequently Asked Questions About Blanco State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Blanco State Park?

Given the area's mild winters, camping is popular at the park year-round. Fishing, picnicking, and hiking are popular winter activities. If you plan to enjoy the water activities on the river, such as tubing, kayaking, fishing, and swimming, you should visit during the warmer months from April through September.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Blanco State Park?

Whether hiking along the trails, cooling off in the river, or enjoying other activities in Blanco River State Park, you may spot numerous wildlife species. The river is home to turtles, nutrias, and water snakes. You may see raccoons, squirrels, and armadillos on land.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Blanco State Park?

All 29 of the Blanco River State Park campsites have water and electric hookups, picnic tables, shade shelters, and fire rings with grills. Only eight of the camping spots have sewer hookups, but a dump station is available to all campers.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Blanco State Park and what is the cost?

While reservations are not required, the park recommends them from early spring to late fall during the peak season. There is no separate reservation fee, and campsites are available for $20 to $25 per night.

Are pets allowed at Blanco State Park?

Pets are welcome throughout Blanco River State Park, except in the buildings and at the wading pool. They must be on a leash, and the park asks that you clean up after your four-legged family members.