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2018 Fall Foliage Color Report

This page will be updated weekly through November. 

For more fall foliage photos, check out Lost Maples on Facebook.

Busy Season

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays in the fall are very busy. Come see us during the week to avoid the crowds.

When parking lots are full, the Natural Area will close for the rest of the day. Please arrive early and have a back-up plan in case we are closed.

We cannot make appointments or res­er­va­tions for day use. People with camping res­er­va­tions will be able to enter during these capacity closures.

Check our Facebook page for closure updates. Call (830) 966-3413 for more information.


Oct. 17, 2018

Summer disappeared in a hurry as September ushered in fall with weeks and weeks of much needed rain. Lost Maples looks like it belongs in Ireland right now, with its lush green grass and flowing springs. The trees also benefited from the sweet rain and went from the drab of summer heat to lively spring green, with no hint of transforming just yet. A cool front did move into the area on Oct. 15, with hopes of letting the Maples know it was getting time to dazzle us with their multi-color display soon.

Note: The park has sustained some flooding in the last two weeks, and currently all the trails are closed for clean-up. Please watch the park alerts for updates on when they will reopen.

TPWD photos taken Oct. 17, 2018 by Lisa Fitzsimmons.
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Park info

Restrooms and picnic tables are wheelchair accessible. You can drive about one mile into the park to view foliage from your vehicle.

The park is located 86 miles northwest of San Antonio and five miles north of Vanderpool off Ranch Road 187. If you need further information, please call Lost Maples at (830) 966-3413.

Campsites fill up quickly for the weekends. To make reservations or to check on campsite availability, go to the reservations page or call the Customer Contact Center at (512) 389-8900, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Archived Lost Maples fall foliage reports from previous years