Blanco State Park is 104.6 acres, along the Blanco River, in Blanco County. The land was deeded by private owners in 1933 before the park was opened in 1934.
The park area was used as a campsite by early explorers and settlers. A spring in the park made the location ideal when the river was dry. Original developments were made by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Nature of the Area
Hilly terrain consists of cedar, pecan, and other trees.Wildlife Observation and Photography: nutria, mallard duck, raccoon, armadillo, and squirrel. Fish include winter rainbow trout, perch, catfish, and bass.
Blanco State Park is located near Boerne, Canyon Lake and Dripping Springs
Nearby attractions include Lyndon B. Johnson State Historic Site and LBJ Ranch; located less than 30 miles away, Pedernales Falls and Guadalupe River State Parks and Honey Creek State Natural Area. Also nearby are Canyon Lake, Cascade Caverns, Natural Bridge Caverns, and Aquarena Springs.
The park is located on the south side of Blanco, 40 miles north of San Antonio on US Highway 281; turn on Park Road 23 or 48 miles west of Austin on US Highway 290 to US Highway 281, then south on Park Road 23. The park is only 4 blocks south of the town square.