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Palmetto State Park

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Great Family Park

Palmetto State Park is one of my favorite places. We do family getogethers here year after year... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Kelly C
Gonzales, Texas
came for the geocaches

we came for the geocaches and enjoyed the hike and scenery. recommend the state park pass if you... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Adkins, Texas
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“the river”(30 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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All reviews san marcos river paddle boats the river small lake hiking trails get away day trip camping area couple of hours buc ees rent canoes bike riding nice staff two nights year after year stayed longer well taken care
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Palmetto State Park is one of my favorite places. We do family getogethers here year after year. And we always have a fantastic time. There is something for everyone from the youngest to the oldest. There is a fantastic playground, fishing, hiking & swimming. And...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

we came for the geocaches and enjoyed the hike and scenery. recommend the state park pass if you visit a lot of them like we do, it really saves nice staff

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank beccaesparza
Reviewed 18 October 2018

nice state park ,lot of trails to hike ,beautiful and quiet campground , wish we could of stayed longer

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank twodogsba
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had been to Palmetto several years ago when we bought our first camper and have wanted to go back again. We decided to take a two day trip and were not disappointed. Palmetto has excellent hiking trails that are topped with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TexasDavid83
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I have camped at parks in Texas and Oklahoma- never before have I seen such a dense diversity of climates and trails just within one campsite. You see a lake, a river, meadows and an enchanting palmetto forest like out of a dream. The park...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Miranda G
Reviewed 18 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Txtrigeek
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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 658cindyh | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry too. I don't know either.