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Palmetto State Park Campground Texas

Palmetto State Park Overview

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Palmetto State Park campground has 37 single-family campsites located in a tropical forest and next to the San Marcos River. There are 17 sites water & electric hookups, 1 full hookup site and 19 other sites with water. One cabin and 1 group site are also available.

Campground amenities include drinking water, flush toilets, hot showers and a dump station. There’s also a camp store, playground and a group picnic shelter with a kitchen. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring and grate.

Palmetto State Park – Area Recreation & Info

Named for the dwarf palmetto found in its swamps, this 289-acre riparian refuge resembles the tropics more than the surrounding brush country. This botanical wonderland attracts more than 200 bird species. A historic pump forces artesian water into a 1930s-era cistern and water tower for release into a swampy woodlands along a nature trail. The San Marcos River also flows through the park and offers kayaking, canoeing, tubing, swimming and fishing opportunities. Other activities include hiking, biking, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

You may also like Buescher State Park.

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Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Camp Store
  • Campsite Tables
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Hookup
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Group Pavilion
  • Ice
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • RV Hookups
  • Showers
Activities
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Creek
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Kayaking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • River
  • Swimming
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
78 Park Road 11 South
Gonzales, Texas 78629
830 672-3266
Lat / Long:

29.59289, -97.58565

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Best Campsites

15, 28, 35, 37

Regions
Campsite Types
  • Cabin
  • Group
  • Primitive
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

318

# of Campsites:

37

# of RV Campsites:

18

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