Virus Response Alert . . . 

Park Closure Alerts . . . 

Park Alerts

Park Closure Alerts . . . 

Campground Closures

March 27, 2020 - Rio Frio Camping Area (sites 400-513) is closed through April 30, 2020.  

Effective March 28, Persimmon Hill Camping Area will be closed through April 30, 2020.  

All reservations made for affected sites through April 30, 2020, will be notified about refunds. Check the Texas State Parks Alert Map or the park's website regularly for the latest information about the status of parks.

The current situation is related to COVID-19 and has resulted in the inability for park staff to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff in a responsible manner. Although there have been no confirmed or presumed cases of the virus in the park, the site no longer has the capacity to ensure the necessary safeguards.

Capacity Closures

We have a very high volume of visitors on weekends, holidays and school breaks. We close when we reach capacity.


Purchase “Save the Day” passes to guarantee entry using the new state parks reservation system. If you come without a pass, please arrive early and have a back-up plan. Customers with camping reservations will be able to enter during these closures.


Check the park's Facebook page for closure updates.