Garner State Park RV & Campground Guide

Texas

Smack-dab in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Garner State Park is a scenic getaway for locals and out-of-state visitors alike. Winding through more than 1,700 acres of stunning Texan terrain and including 2.9 mile of the free-flowing Frio River, there’s plenty to see, do, and explore -- no matter what you’re into. 

Enjoy a paddling trip of chill out on an inner tube, or stick to the landlubbing side by exploring the park’s 16-mile network of hiking trails. There’s also mini golf, screened shelters, barbecue pits and an avid geocaching community, as well as a quaint summer dance tradition that dates back to the 1940s.

No matter what’s drawing you to Garner State Park, here’s our guide to getting there well-prepared so you can enjoy your vacation in stress-free comfort!

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Weather
Spring 52 F - 88 F
Summer 70 F - 94 F
Fall 54 F - 89 F
Winter 34 F - 66 F
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Nearby Cities
Concan, Texas
Uvalde, Texas
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Garner State Park

First things first: you should know there’s a beautiful and well-appointed campground available right onsite at Garner State Park. Full as well as partial hookups are available, and prices start as low as $22 nightly… which is exactly why those sites fill up fast.

Riverbend Campground

With ruggedly beautiful RV sites offering water and electric hookups, Riverbend is a great spot to settle in for your Texas Hill Country vacation. They even have riverfront sites available, and pets are allowed to swim in the river between Campsite 5 and the cliff area.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: n/a
  • Wifi: n/a
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: catch and release pond, swimmable dog beach, office gift shop, volleyball court, bath house

Nana’s RV Park

Looking for all the comforts of home while you’re staying in your rig? Nana’s RV Park has your back, with generous, full-hookup sites featuring picnic tables and fire rings.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: n/a
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: bath house, fire rings and picnic areas, store available within walking distance

Parkview Riverside RV Resort

With generous sites built to accommodate even the largest rigs and family-friendly, discount-inclusive pricing, Parkview Riverside RV Resort has earned its moniker as the “Hill Country Gem.” It’s easily accessible via U.S. Highway 83, and there’s even a “stay and play” golf package for winter visitors!

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: air-conditioned bathhouse, propane available, clubhouse, coin laundry, dump station

4J Riverway Cabins & RV Camp

Built into a beautiful property overlooking the Frio River, 4J Riverway offers spacious, full-hookup RV sites as well as an on-site bathhouse and campground store to keep you stocked and set to enjoy your vacation. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: bathhouse, campground store, grills, picnic tables

Bec’s RV Park

With a quiet, scenic atmosphere that cultivates the rest and relaxation of the perfect family vacation, Bec’s RV Park and Store is located right in the heart of it all: reach the state park as well as other area attractions and activities within minutes. The on-site campground store offers basic sundries as well as RV necessities, and many of the full hookup sites are rigged for 50 amp service.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: campground store, park area with volleyball court and swing set, barbecue facilities, picnic areas

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What to Do at
Garner State Park

Inside Garner State Park

With so many delightful natural features, it might be easier to talk about what you can’t do inside Garner State Park than what you can. But here are some of the most popular diversions that draw campers to this landscape.

Hiking and biking - With a network of 16 miles of trail to explore, it’s no wonder outdoor enthusiasts want to get familiar with this spot from the standpoint of their own two feet… or wheels.

Paddling, tubing, and boating - Encompassing 2.9 miles of the Frio River, if you’re looking to cool off from the Texas heat, you’ve got no shortage of options as far as how to do so! Plus, equipment rentals are available onsite.

Dancing - During the summertime, area youths (and those young at heart) gather in the state park’s concession building for a jukebox dance. The tradition dates back to the 1940s, and it’s one you’ll definitely want to swing by and experience.

Ranger programs and events - The park puts on a variety of events aimed at both entertainment and education. Take a guided hike or learn about geocaching, or get Junior excited about nature with the programs focused specifically on kids!

Outside Garner State Park

Although you won’t be hurting for things to do if you stay at Garner State for your entire vacation, that doesn’t mean there’s not more to see outside the park gates!

Restaurants

You’ve gotta eat sometime. Why not do it well? Here are a few delectable choices in the area to consider.

Hippie Chic’s River Shack

Looking for delicious, nutritious, freshly-made eats with a view of the river? Who isn’t? Fortunately, Hippie Chic’s River Shack is just ten minutes from the park gates, so you can be eating well in no time.

Location: Concan, Texas

Mill Creek Cafe

Established back in 2011 by long-term area restaurateur duo Wade and Barbee Reagor, Mill Creek Cafe is a local favorite for a reason. Serving up generous breakfast favorites until 11 and then hearty fare like burgers and traditional Mexican plates thereafter, you’re sure to find something to whet your appetite -- no matter what that appetite might be for.

Location: Leakey, Texas

Shopping

Sightseeing

From wine tasting to wildflowers, the Texas Hill Country has a reputation as a worthy destination for a reason.

The Texas Hill Country Wine Trail

It may not have the name power of Napa, but Texas Hill Country is a prized wine region -- which you’ll discover first-hand (er… first… mouth?) if you explore the area’s tasting rooms. With more than 50 unique wineries in the area to choose from, you’re sure to have a good time exploring… just make sure you have a designated driver!

Location: Varies

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How to Get to
Garner State Park

Garner State Park is located just north of Concan, Texas, about an hour and a half west of San Antonio. For the most up-to-date directions to the park from your location, plug the following address into your navigational system:

Garner State Park

234 RR 1050 

Concan, Texas 78838

Entering Garner State Park

Those aged 13 and older will pay $8 to enter Garner State Park, while those 12 and under get in free. The park is open from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily, but be sure to check for schedule closures or capacity closures before planning your trip.

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