Lost Maples State Natural Area

Where the bigtooth maples turn spectacular colors of red, orange and yellow; and nature proves that Texas does have four seasons, after all.

Things to Do

Visitors enjoy picnicking, camping, backpacking, sightseeing, hiking, photography, bird-watching, fishing, swimming and nature study. Please stay on designated trails, because maples have a shallow root system, and soil compaction from walking can damage the trees. Also, many natural hazards exist due to the steep and rugged terrain. Do not hike or climb on rocks or hillsides.

Ranger Programs

Interpretive tours are provided by park staff and volunteers. Check the calendar for upcoming events or contact the park for special tours.

Ask about the Junior Ranger Explorer Packs available for free checkout.

Area Attractions

Nearby attractions include Garner State ParkHill Country State Natural AreaKerrville-Schreiner Park, Camp Verde, Lake Medina, and the towns of Utopia and Bandera.

37221 F.M. 187
Vanderpool, TX 78885

Latitude: 29.807719

Longitude: -99.570697

(830) 966-3413

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

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

Open daily.

Busy Season

October to November and March to May.


January average low temperature is 31 degrees. July average high temperature is 94 degrees. Average rainfall 35.1 inches.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

Elevation ranges from 1,800 to 2,250 feet.

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