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2020 Fall Foliage Color Report

This report will be updated approximately every week through November. You can also call the park directly for a recorded report at (830)-966-3413, option 3.  
For more fall foliage photos, check out Lost Maples on Facebook.


Oct. 22, 2020

The summer temperatures and lack of rain just won’t let the fall foliage take over the Sabinal Canyon here at Lost Maples. Though we are starting to see a little fall color along the trails, the majority of the trees and other plant life remain green or showing signs of the draught conditions, except the sumacs; which are scattered throughout the park and the only ones with bragging rights now. Today’s pictures come from the Maple Trail and although the fall colors are not spectacular, the park is still a beautiful place to be.

Day use entrance and camping reservations are booking fast, so remember to reserve your spot. Most weekends are already fully booked. To guarantee entrance reserve passes online, or by calling the customer service center, before you visit. You can reserve day use 30-days in advance, and camping three months in advance.

TPWD photos taken Oct. 22, 2020.
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Oct. 15, 2020

Fall has finally found the Maples as they start their showy colors. While green is still the majority of the color, we are seeing tinges of yellow, orange and red. If you plan to visit Lost Maples, make sure you secure a day use reservation.

TPWD photos taken Oct. 15, 2020.
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Oct. 8, 2020

As we inch closer to the onset of fall colors, the maples remain green despite the lack of rainfall. There are some hints of yellow on the elms and sycamore trees though! If you’re planning a day visit, be sure to secure a reservation; we are already sold out for all the weekends in October.

TPWD photos taken Oct. 8, 2020.
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Oct. 1, 2020

As we welcome in October and begin the leaf season here at Lost Maples, so begins the weekly leaf reports. Despite the cooler temperatures this week, the maples, oaks, and elms are still bright green but the overachiever sycamores are starting to show some yellow tint. The dry summer has our rivers and creeks running a little low but the volume of snout-nose butterflies are high, with an even higher chance your vehicle will encounter them on your hill country drive.

TPWD photos taken Sept. 30, 2020.
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Visiting the park in Fall Foliage season

Busy Season

Expect delays, traffic congestion, and capacity closures on fall weekends and the week of Thanksgiving. When parking lots are full, the Natural Area will close. 

To guarantee you get in during our peak season, reserve passes online, or by calling the customer service center, before you visit. . Please check the park Facebook page for immediate updates on closures, or contact the Natural Area.

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.