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Palmetto State Park

Open Now: 08:15 - 16:45
Open today: 08:15 - 16:45
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Wish I Had Arrived Earlier!

Really wish I had arrived earlier on this hot August day, but I still had a lovely time. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Houston, TX
Amazing getaway

Came for two nights with friends to escape the busy city. It was beauitful from the drive in to the... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Lovely c
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“paddle boats”(19 reviews)
“the river”(28 reviews)
State park known for its lush plant life and excellent bird watching.
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78 Park Road 11 S, Gonzales, TX 78629-5180
+1 830-672-3266
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really wish I had arrived earlier on this hot August day, but I still had a lovely time. Lovely drive to the park entrance, with a few spots to get a great overview of the local landscape. Then onto the park, and the really nice...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2018

Came for two nights with friends to escape the busy city. It was beauitful from the drive in to the drive out. Not crowded at all. The camping area is very well kept and the bathrooms and showers are very clean. The park host was...More

1  Thank Lovely c
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We stopped off here on our way to San Antonio so the kids could stretch and play some, and we were immediately wishing we could stay a few nights. We went down to the river and the whole family played in the water, we did...More

2  Thank Four_Points_Travel
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

This is a nice, clean, well kept park with hiking, camping, and canoeing. We tried to rent canoes but the two people behind the desk said we had to wait 47 minutes because the people that rent them out are at lunch. Those two people...More

Thank Rhonda B
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Palmetto State Park is a great little state park for a quick picnic if you are in the area. There are some good views and it's a relatively quiet park with very little traffic. Stop by Buc ees to pick up some food and go...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We loved this park! The lush vegetation is due to all the swamps and humidity. The San Antonio River runs right through it also, so there is no lack of water. We want to come back in the Fall when it’s not so hot. There...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I went for a hike in this park. The combination of the river and prehistoric looking scenery makes for nice viewing while walking.

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 2 April 2018

A beautiful place to hike. Well maintained trails. An array of colors, sounds, Palmettos and majestic trees. A unique nature walk.

1  Thank thomasdemaar
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

A very nice Texas State Park. Very shady with fishing. Nice walking paths. Will definitely be back in the future.

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is an average size park with several places to visit nearby. Hosts might seem a little overbearing but they are helpful and keep the park safe.

Thank Barry and Kris H
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Deborah M
20 April 2017|
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Response from philip77901 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer. I'm sorry. Perhaps the park hq can answer that.
Glenda B
25 March 2017|
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Response from Liz P |
Kayaks, canoes and paddle boats are $10 per hour. Inner tubes are not rented any longer at PSP.
Patricia B
5 March 2017|
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Response from Cindy H | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry too. I don't know either.