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Lost Maples State Natural Area

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37221 Fm 187, Vanderpool, TX 78885-8510
+1 830-966-3413
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Beautiful Park

One of the best parks in Texas. Several hiking trails which allow for seeing the beautiful Hill... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Paul A
Golden-cheeked Warbler

We've been here a couple of times to find Golden-cheeked Warblers, an endangered species. Stop at... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Jeffrey C
Bowling Green, Ohio, United States
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An excellent park to view fall foliage while walking the Maple and East Trails.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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37221 Fm 187, Vanderpool, TX 78885-8510
+1 830-966-3413

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

One of the best parks in Texas. Several hiking trails which allow for seeing the beautiful Hill Country vistas. Well worth the small entrance fee. Clean and well maintained.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We've been here a couple of times to find Golden-cheeked Warblers, an endangered species. Stop at the office and they will tell you where to look.

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This was my second time to Lost Maples. Did some short hikes. very unique in this area, from the lush forest and creek to the rugged terain - beautiful.

1  Thank Rick K
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Stop at the headquarters and pay your $6 per person. You will get a pass to put on your car and there are officers that patrol the parking area and make sure you have paid the entrance fee. There are 3 restrooms with running water...More

Thank toya h
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

I can only review the RV/trailer area. We got there at 3:00pm after a long drive. To hike the trails you have to drive further up and walk in. We stayed one night in the camp area. Fairly well maintained. Nice grassy areas. Covered picnic...More

1  Thank Siobhan L
Reviewed 29 April 2017

I went here with my 6 year old and my mom in April. We did the East trail hike. Beautiful scenery. It was a little difficult once we hit the steep of the hike, climbing mostly up giant rocks but my son didn't it without...More

Thank sharnirose22
Reviewed 21 April 2017

As birders, we visited Lost Maples SNA for it's population of endangered Black-capped Vireos and Golden-cheeked Warblers. We were not disappointed! But even after we saw them, we returned a second day to further enjoy the beautiful river, creeks and limestone cliffs. On both days...More

1  Thank lizlubee
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

For years we have had our friends rave about Lost Maples. They would go on and on about the beauty and majesty. So, for my wife's birthday we decided to slip away from busy city life and take a few days among the beautiful maple...More

Thank Wes F
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This is a small, secluded park with excellent hiking trails. Many trails are moderate to challenging. It was sparsely occupied while we were there.

Thank Kimberly Z
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Today I ended up at Lost Maples , a short 50 mile drive from Kerrville, TX. Basically this was a recon trip to learn the route and determine driving time which was about an hour and a half to my destination (I was checking roadsides...More

Thank Bill M
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17 August 2017|
Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
Laves are off but there is a different seasonal beauty that makes LM special especially along the stream. I'd definitely say go!
Chen-Ching W
27 November 2016|
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Response from herrejoncarol | Reviewed this property |
The last time I was in the primitive campsites, they did not have fire rings.
3 November 2016|
Response from Jules1013 | Reviewed this property |
I've not been in winter; the October trip was my first. However, the simple fact that it is so far away from everything is appealing to me. I enjoyed that. It is so quiet, the sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking, as is... More