Lost Maples State Natural Area

Eclipse viewing

2023 Fall Foliage Color Report

This report will be updated almost every week through November. You can also call the park directly for a recorded report at (830)-966-3413, option 3.

Weekends are selling out fast, so we encourage you to book a day pass online before your visit. 

Nov. 25, 2023

We are seeing a lot of leaves fall while some trees have made no change at all. We have most likely passed peak color change.

Tress with red leaves  Trees with a few changing leaves  Trees with orange leaves

Nov. 17, 2023

We have a mixture of trees without leaves, with changing leaves, and with green leaves. Make sure you make a reservation to come out!

Trees with changing leaves   Trees with changing leaves

Trees with changing leaves   Trees with changing leaves

Nov. 10, 2023

Thanks to the freeze last week, we are finally seeing the maples change! Over the next week we will start seeing a lot of trees change and will probably hit the peak of the season.

view from roadside with a tree with red leaves   Large tree with some color and smaller tree with more color behind it.

View across water with a colorful tree front and center  Open area with a few trees with color


Nov. 6, 2023

Still no color on the maples but we did have a freeze this week so may have some changes in the next week and a half.

Open area with a few trees without color  Trees with brown leaves

Hillside without fall color  Fall vista of river and hillside but without much color

Oct. 28, 2023

We are getting some much needed rain this week at Lost Maples! Some of the maples are starting to produce a few colorful leaves but just a handful so far.

View of roadside foliage with slight color   View of river bank with slight color

view across small retention pond of foliage with slight color   Tree in open area with no color

Oct. 20, 2023

Some of the trees are pretty bare of leaves. The sycamores are starting to turn yellow, and the maples are mostly green with some dead leaf patches still on the branches. It has been cooling off nicely though!

A view of a rocky bluff over the creek. The trees have mostly green leaves.   A grassy area with a tree covered bluff in the background. The trees have mostly green leaves.   

Several trees showing green leaves.   A maple with green leaves.

Oct. 6, 2023

First update of the season! No color change has started. Any colors you see are resulting from the drought which really took a toll on the trees this year.

Bank of river showing green foliage   Stately tree

 Large open area with some green trees   Bank of river showing green foliage

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.