Government Canyon State Natural Area

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Trails Updates

Current Status 

Trails are open.

Prepare for extreme heat.

Hike early or late; bring extra water.

Burn Ban in Effect

12861 Galm Rd
San Antonio, TX 78254

Latitude: 29.549316

Longitude: -98.764715

(210) 688-9055

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

Open Friday through Monday,
7 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

Closed Tuesday through Thursday.


We often reach capacity and highly recommend reservations for both camping and day use. To guarantee entry,  reserve passes online or by calling the customer service center before you visit.

On major holidays and spring break, Government Canyon may open for additional dates for day use. Visit our Holiday Schedule page for details.

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. Trails may be closed due to poor conditions or weather. 

Closure information

Check our Twitter feed, Facebook page, or call us for  capacity closures and trail reports.