Blanco State Park

Blanco State Park

  • Blanco SP Dam
    Take a cool dip or leisurely paddle in the spring-fed Blanco River.
  • Kids Playing at Blanco SP
    Make family memories at this kid-friendly park.
  • Fishing in the Blanco River
    Fishing is a favorite past-time here year-round. No license needed!
  • Redbuds in Bloom at Blanco SP
    Set up camp in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.
  • Family Swimming at Blanco SP
    Bring the kids to explore the river.

On the Banks of the Blanco

Come for a picnic, afternoon swim, fishing trip or a weekend campout on the banks of the spring-fed Blanco River. We’re just an hour from Austin and San Antonio.

Things to Do

This small park hugs a one-mile stretch of the river. On the water, you can swim, fish, paddle or boat. On land, you can picnic, hike, camp, watch for wildlife, and geocache. Reserve the CCC-built picnic area or pavilion for your next group gathering. 

Be safe in the water! Read through our Water Safety Tips before your visit.


Anglers fish for largemouth and Guadalupe bass, channel catfish, sunfish and rainbow trout. TPWD stocks the river with trout in the winter. You do not need a license to fish from shore within the park.


Swim anywhere along the river. Small children will enjoy the shallow wading pool next to Falls Dam. Rent tubes at the park store from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; return tubes by 4 p.m.


Bring your canoe, kayak or boat (electric motors only). Or rent a single or double kayak or tube at the park store to use in the park (available seasonally; $20 credit card deposit required). Rental hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; return kayaks by 4 p.m.


Choose from full hookup sites or sites with water and electricity. Or reserve a screened shelter overlooking the river.


The park store sells clothes, gifts, souvenirs, field guides and more.

Get involved!

We need your help! Visit the Volunteer page, ask at headquarters, or email Friends of Blanco State Park.

Support state parks by donating to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation.

Ranger Programs

We offer programs on the history and nature of the park. Contact the park to schedule a program for your group. Learn more:

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Become a Junior Ranger!


Call the park to schedule a field trip.

Civilian Conservation Corps

The CCC built the picnic pavilion with its stone walks and stairs to the river. CCC boys also built picnic tables and benches, stone dams and bridges, all during an 11-month period in 1933 and 1934. Learn more on our History page.    

Area Attractions

The park is in easy driving distance of Austin and San Antonio. Several small towns nearby, including Blanco, have restaurants, museums and shopping.

Take the short drive north to Johnson City, home of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Explore the Sauer-Beckmann living history farm at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. Scientists of all ages will enjoy the Hill Country Science Mill.

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Take a First Day Hike here!

101 Park Road 23
Blanco, TX 78606

Latitude: 30.093082

Longitude: -98.423845

(830) 833-4333

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $5 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free
  • School - Sponsored Group: Contact the Park

Open daily.


To enter, you must reserve passes online or by calling the customer service center before you visit.


January average low is 46 degrees. July average high is 86 degrees. First freeze occurs early November. Last freeze occurs late March.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

1,350 feet