Government Canyon State Natural Area

Government Canyon State Natural Area Map


From the intersection of Loop 1604 and Culebra Road (also known as FM 471 - back road to Castroville), travel west 3.5 miles to Galm Road. Turn north (right) on Galm and travel 1.6 miles; gate with signs on the left.

The Park HQ is located at:
(degrees, minutes, seconds) N:  29° 33' 08.31"
Longitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) W:  98° 44' 38.25"

Current conditions can vary from day to day. For more details, contact the park.

Other maps:

First Day Hike at this park on January 1, 2015

12861 Galm Rd
San Antonio, TX 78254

Latitude: 29.571323

Longitude: -98.753246

(210) 688-9055

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $6 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

Open Friday through Monday; Closed Tuesday through Thursday


Gate is open from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. 


On major holidays, Government Canyon will open for additional dates for day use visitation. 2014 additional holiday dates are:

    May 23 - 26 (Memorial Day)

     June 19 (Emancipation Day) 

    Aug, 29 - Sept. 1 (Labor Day)

    Oct. 12 (Columbus Day)

    Nov. 7 - 11 (Veterans Day)

    Nov. 21 - Dec. 1 (Thanksgiving; Visitor Center is closed Thanksgiving day)

    Dec. 19 - Jan. 5, 2015 (Christmas/New Year's; Visitor Center is closed Christmas day)


    Contact the natural area or visit their Facebook page prior to arrival, as trails may be closed due to poor conditions or weather.


    The Protected Habitat Area trails are open annually September through February. All other trails are open all year. All pets and domesticated animals are restricted to the front country trails.


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