2019 Fall Foliage Color Report

This page will be updated weekly through November. 

Oct. 5, 2019

We are a couple of weeks into autumn, but summer seems to be hanging around longer than normal this year, resulting in very little color change as of now. We hope with the upcoming cool front, the trees will get the hint to start their showy transformation. 

Despite the lack of color, all our trails are open, the pond is stocked with catfish, the night skies have been the best and the campgrounds are buzzing with happy campers, despite the county-wide burn ban.  Life is certainly better outside. 

TPWD photo taken Oct. 5, 2019 by Lisa Fitzsimmons.
See a larger version of the first photo of the  Oct. 5, 2019 fall foliage report.

Visiting the park in Fall Foliage season

Busy Season

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays in the fall are very busy. Visit during the week to avoid the crowds. The park will close when it reaches capacity; this frequently happens on November weekends and holidays. Campers with reservations will be able to enter during these closures. 

New this year - you can purchase a day-use entrance permit prior to your visit! Choose your entry date and time (morning or afternoon) on the dropdown menu under the Day Passes field, reserve the permit, and you’re good to go. With a Texas State Parks Pass, you won’t need to pay anything for your permit!

Check our Facebook page for closure updates or call park headquarters, (830) 966-3413, for more information.

Park Info

You can drive about one mile into the park to view foliage from your vehicle.

Restrooms and picnic tables are wheelchair accessible. Learn more about accessibility at this park.