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Garner State Park

234 RR 1050, TX 78838
+1 830-232-6132
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Great Park!

We've been coming for the past 21 years and it never get old. We stay for days at a time or just... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Laredo, Texas
via mobile
Huge potential BUT.....

It was our third visit in the last three years and every year things are getting worse and worse... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marian R
Houston, Texas
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“frio river” (55 reviews)
“crystal cave” (12 reviews)
“hiking trails” (19 reviews)
234 RR 1050, TX 78838
+1 830-232-6132

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We've been coming for the past 21 years and it never get old. We stay for days at a time or just come for the weekend. The Frio river is really nice and you can go fishing, swimming, or just hang out by the water....More

Thank MarissaP-EnriqueP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our third visit in the last three years and every year things are getting worse and worse .This last visit would probably be last for a long time to come. The park itself is absolutely stunning , the river, the trails, the scenery...More

4  Thank Marian R
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I love this park and had been here a couple of times previously during summer weekends. This time we went during the week in May, and it was much more relaxing. There were no crowds, and it was very quiet. The check-in process is very...More

1  Thank capitollover
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I love Garner State Park. The hiking there is great. The trails are beautiful and fairly well marked. The scenery can't be beaten. Parking is plentiful and easy. I went for a day of hiking, but there are a lot of amenities, such as good...More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We traveled via RV to this park based on a recommendation of a friend. The setting is absolutely lovely and the Park is very well maintained. The campground had miniature golf, big areas to throw a football around, and great trails, and a lovely &...More

1  Thank Deb B
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The location is beautiful, but the human impact (75 years of summertime dirtbags trashing up the place) has placed Garner at my least favorite state park. Over the years TPW has kinda thrown it's hands up and given into accommodating the masses, and turned it...More

7  Thank hothmob
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We camped for two nights at this state park in tents with 2 kids. Plenty of things to do to keep them occupied. We went hiking up old baldy and around the rim then down old bird trail. Challenging hike with kids!!!. All in all...More

Thank cajun1998
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We came in about 11:30 am on Saturday in late March. There was a wait to get in with a long line of cars ahead. We were car #117 and they told us they were only letting in 175 cars. I guess these were visitors...More

1  Thank KimRinger111
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful day trip to Garner State Park, and a lot of other people had the same idea. The line to get in took 1 hour 20 minutes when we arrived at 11 am on Friday of spring break. Anyway, we survived that...More

1  Thank wjwils
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Beautiful scenery surrounded by nature with lots of natural habitat that is open for you to enjoy. Used my new Canon T6 Rebel and was able to capture some amazing photos of the nature that will not go unseen. Next to the Frio River with...More

Thank Kathleen B
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Teresa B
Where is the closest store besides park store?
21 May 2017|
Response from MateoRay |
There is a Circle K convenience store at the intersection of Hwy 83 and 1050 right outside of the park's entrance. There are then other options if you drive south to Concan or north to Leakey.
Is there special areas for setting up tents? Also can we rent floats or rafts for the river or do we need to bring our own?
21 May 2017|
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Response from wjwils | Reviewed this property |
We didn't camp but I understand camp sites are reserved way ahead for busy times. We rented a paddle boat for $15 but I didn't see rafts.