A Magical Hill Country Summer Destination
Hike Old Baldy or Dance the Night Away

Garner State Park is one of my favorite places in Texas and this is the kind of place that Texans have been coming to for generations.

In fact, it is one of the most visited parks in the state. Over 350,000 campers visit every year.

The park celebrated it’s 75th anniversary in 2016 and was better than ever when we visited a few weeks ago. If you’re a fan of the hill country, it’s got everything you need.

Like to hike? Climb up Old Baldy for a birds eye view of the Hill Country. Or hike through the Crystal Cave.

Like to camp? Book a cabin or bring your tent and sleep under the stars.

Love to float the Frio River? Garner is right on the Frio. Grab your tube and a cooler. You’ll be in heaven.

Like to dance?

Uh…yeah. You read that correctly. On warm summer nights, it’s a tradition at Garner for all of the campers to head over to the huge pavilion and dance the night away under the Texas stars.

Look…I’ve been going to Garner since I was six years old in the 80s. It hasn’t changed much and that’s what I love about it. I think you’ll love it too.

By the way, if you want to book a campsite in the summer, you’d better call early. We’ve heard of some campsites being booked an entire year in advance of the summer.

Garner State Park is right in the middle of the Texas Hill Country.

Concan, Texas

Concan is right next to Garner State Park and is another Texas Hill Country staple. There are dozens of resorts to stay at and the primary activity in Concan is swimming or floating the Frio River.

Verdict: YES!

We just took the kids to Garner recently and they loved it. Tons of swimming, camping and hiking…not to mention those Saturday night dances.

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