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Blanco Texas State Park
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Blanco State Park Information:
This beautiful and popular 104.6 acre park borders 1 mile of the spring fed Blanco River within the town of Blanco, Texas. In 1933, the land was deeded by private owners; the park opened to the public in 1934. The original park developments were completed by the CCC, including the group picnic pavilion. The river has a dam with a raised cement swimming area/pool. Fall colors are stunning! Park entrance and camping fees apply.For more park information read the Park Brochure, and watch the Park Video. The park is located 4 blocks from Blanco’s historic town square. From Austin, take U.S. 290 west to U.S. 281 South to Blanco. Park is located on the right just before the Blanco River Bridge. Blanco State Park Facilities Map
 
Blanco River:
The Blanco River rises in northeast Kendall County then flows approximately 87 miles southeast through Blanco and Hays Counties where it joins the San Marcos River four miles downstream from the San Marcos River’s headwaters at Spring Lake (Aquarena Center) in the City of San Marcos. Historic Indian mounds are located on the upper portion of the river. The lower portion passes through bald cypress tree lined banks. The riverbed is made of limestone creating a crystal clear river. Most of the river is shallow, limiting recreation to areas above dams. After rains, the river provides some canoeing and kayaking opportunities. Most of the Blanco River streambed is privately owned. Two major parks on the river include Blanco State Park in Blanco, and Dudley Johnson (Hays) County Park and Five Mile Dam in San Marcos. The Blanco River boat ramps near San Marcos, Texas are listed on the San Marcos Rivers Recreation Page. River towns include Wimberley, Blanco, and San Marcos. Click the above link for a list of river crossings in Blanco and Wimberley.  Blanco River Flow Rates  Fish Stocking History
 
Blanco State Park Directions:  
The park is located 4 blocks from Blanco’s historic town square. From Austin, take U.S. 290 west to U.S. 281 South to Blanco. Park is located on the right just before the Blanco River Bridge.