Lost Maples State Natural Area Foliage Color Change Report
This page will be updated weekly from October through November.
Oct. 7, 2015: We have arrived at the time of year when one question is on everyone’s mind: "What are the colors at Lost Maples going to be like this year?" At this point we can only tell you that the trees are in good shape and the park is beautiful. This warm weather is not helping start the color change, and if it persists the color could come late this year. Normally we see color changes starting to show on the trees around the last week of October into the first week of November. Let’s hope that the weather cools off and the colors reveal themselves in the latter part of October.
The Maximillian sunflowers are in bloom at the start of the East Trail. These beautiful yellow flowers are one of our favorites.
Come see us at Lost Maples State Natural Area. It is a great time to visit before the crowds arrive.
Special Note: The parking area accommodates only 250 vehicles, so if possible, plan to visit during the week.
Restrooms and picnic tables are handicapped accessible. You can drive approximately one mile into the park to view foliage from your vehicle.
The park is located 86 miles northwest of San Antonio and five miles north of Vanderpool off Ranch Road 187. If you need further information, please call Lost Maples at (830) 966-3413.
Campsites fill up quickly for the weekends. To make reservations or to check on campsite availability, go to the reservations page or call the Customer Contact Center at (512) 389-8900, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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- Archived Lost Maples 2014 foliage reports
- Archived Lost Maples 2013 foliage reports
- Archived Lost Maples 2012 foliage reports
- Archived Lost Maples 2011 foliage reports
- Archived Lost Maples 2009 foliage reports
- Archived Lost Maples 2008 foliage reports
- Archived Lost Maples 2007 foliage reports
- Archived Lost Maples 2006 foliage reports
- Archived Lost Maples 2005 foliage reports