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234 Fm 1050, Concan, TX 78838-3829
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Ana C wrote a review Jun 2022
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We went to camp as I had before. It is one of my favorite state park. This time what was different came after. I experience in my three nights feral huge hogs coming out looking for food. They did have a sign to not leave your cooler in the table but in the trunk which we did but regardless they always came. Never seen them but geez they can be huge. A fascinating but scary experience
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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mike h wrote a review Dec 2021
Fort Worth, Texas451 contributions289 helpful votes
Spent a few hours in the park while staying nearby. Park is smaller, with the frio river running through it. Some pretty big hills for south central Texas standards. Gift shop was cool, but the bathrooms were filthy (even for a guy).
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Karen E wrote a review Jan 2021
Idaho20 contributions6 helpful votes
First - we unknowingly booked our stay during spring break so if you don't mind a ton of kids everywhere, your stay won't be as bad as mind. The 2nd big problem was we booked 3/15/2020, as the Covid 19 shutdowns were beginning. We already had 3 reservations cancelled on our way home. The campground is beautiful and it is very easy to maneuver, even for big rigs. No obstructions to backing in and sites are very long & very spacious. A lot of space in between rigs too. Check in still took a long time, even with a reservation. We had planned to stay 3 nights. We got checked in, found our site & set-up. There were seriously a lot of kids all around us. The were playing, running around, riding bikes and NOT causing any trouble at all. We had travelled all day & got there about 3pm and we were tired. After dinner we relaxed a little while & went inside. The families next to us didn't seem to understand camping common courtesy. Their kids ran back & forth between campsites, but within 4' of our trailer & a couple of times in between our trailer & truck. We didn't say anything because they were kids, they didn't know any better. As we were having dinner, two or three moms, 2 or 3 kids & a baby were standing about 8' from our dining table window. Apparently they couldn't figure out we were inside eating! And it's not like this pathway is limited, there was probably 50' from the back of our trailer to the bush behind us. Then we tried to retire but that is when the music started. My husband got us, got dressed & asked them to turn it down so they could still hear but we didn't have to.... he was met with glares & no one even apologized for being rude. We just didn't want to deal with three days of their crap. There is zero cell coverage in the park so if you have a problem you have to deal with it on your own. At 6am the very next morning, we just left. I will not go back there again. I've haven't ever experienced that much rudeness from Texas locals
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Centine wrote a review Nov 2019
Houston, Texas147 contributions22 helpful votes
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Check in at 3 pm, not very friendly, but didn’t take too long. Cabins are great. Clean, hot showers with great pressure. Check out 11 am, again not very friendly but didn’t wait too long. I would bring a shower rug/mat, water gets all over the bathroom.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ciera1love wrote a review Oct 2019
Bulverde, Texas220 contributions98 helpful votes
My daughter and I stayed in Cabin 6. If I could give these cabins a zero....that's how bad they are. The furniture is made of wood, extremely uncomfortable. The water is gross, smells like sulfur. NO tv in the cabin...which I understand being more close to nature and all. that didn't bother us. The double beds rock hard. The kitchen is cramped. the microwave was tucked in a corner of the counter top, so that when you opened the door to the microwave, the door was in the way of putting anything into the microwave. It was horrible. Check in was simply ridiculous. We got there at 130. check in is at 3. We knew our cabin was ready, and the park was not crowded at all. But they made us wait until 3 pm on the dot to get our key. Additionally, they charged us ADMISSION TO THE PARK even after the exorbitant price of $150/night for the awful little place. This is not a review of the park itself, just the accomodations. We stayed Thurs-Sat, and by Friday afternoon, it was getting very crowded. do yourself a favor and find another place to stay, not in the park
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Brian B wrote a review May 2019
Lakeland, Florida13 contributions2 helpful votes
Great park if you can ever get in, waited in line for over 45 mins and I paid and reserved on line.This was the reason they were working with Reserve America..I have personal managed a State Park and never have I seen anything so slow .Be prepared to wait even when they are slow.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Hossein T wrote a review Oct 2018
Houston, Texas115 contributions73 helpful votes
West of San Antonio in the hill country. Frio river flows through this breath taking park with many hikes for all ages. Make sure to hike to crystal cave and old baldy. Both of them are a bit steep but we had a six year old with us and she did it! The elevation is about 1700 feet. Leave some time to enjoy the crystal clear river mostly waist high. For more adventurous folks there are many rope swings. Highly recommend camping over a weekend. Needs to book in advance.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Amorales2011 wrote a review Aug 2018
San Antonio, Texas37 contributions2 helpful votes
We just went to Garner for the day but it was great!! So clean, family friendly & relaxing. If you plan on going for the day over the weekend get there nice & early as they quickly fill up their day use.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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CaptainTexas1836 wrote a review Apr 2018
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Reserved a cabin for 3 nights. No problems with reservations or check-in. However, as we arrived at the cabin we observed an elderly white man riding a golf cart labeled "Friends of Garner". I smiled and waved as we passed and the man scowled back at me, which I thought was odd considering everyone at Texas State Parks are usually so friendly. As we unloaded our gear into the cabin I noticed old scowl face observing us from about 300 yards away. After we unloaded and were wandering about and around the cabin I noticed old scowl face was still on post observing our every move. And so it went for the entirety of our stay. Each morning as went outside for my first cup of coffee and smoke there sat old scowl face 300 yards away watching my every move and doing what he does best scowling. And there he would sit all day observing our every move. Periodically he would leave for a short period but he would always return to to his observation post. And every evening as we enjoyed our dinner outside under the trees he was there continuing his vigilance. And as I finished my final evening smoke before going inside there he remained observing my every move. After the first day it was pretty unnerving. I actually struggled at first to understand what was the issue. Then it dawned on me. I'm half of a mixed race couple, married over 30 years with 14 grandchildren thank you very much. Over the years we've seen plenty of racism, from all races, Especially in the beginning. But in the last decade folks have become more accepting of our choice. But I was dismayed to find this level of racism at a Texas State Park. We visit a lot of them and have never encountered any overt racism. So on the last day as I loaded our things for the next leg of our journey there sat old scowl fave ever vigilant every observing. I told my wife I'd had enough and wanted to confront him. She reminded me of who I was and that I don't confront hate with hate. So as we pulled out down the drive past scowl face's observation point he scowled at us accordingly and got on his radio reporting to HQ I assume. I was glad to leave his old racist scowling face behind me. I told my wife he would be in the cabin searching within moments of us turning past the bend. We laughed, it was a joke. I stopped at park headquarters to check out. While speaking with the ranger at the desk to check out another ranger with walkie talkie in hand approached quickly to inform me they had searched the cabin and I had left t-shirt in one of the chest of drawers. I informed the ranger the t-shirt of which she spoke was actually there when we arrived and my guess was their local KGB assigned to observe perhaps was more lax in his last search of the cabin. Both rangers exchanged a look and the one with the walkie talkie departed quickly. Now that my nose had been rubbed in it I couldn't stop. I informed the ranger at the desk that I was pretty easy going and not inclined to complain but with that said I wanted to complain about being under constant surveillance by their KGB-esque agent and I explained it wasn't something I expected in a Texas State Park. The ranger smiled knowingly and informed me the "Friends of Garner" was a volunteer service and the volunteer in question was a fixture and had been around decades and she would ask his manager to speak with him. I replied that was all and fine and I appreciate the elderly and their volunteer service but I wasn't OK with being monitored for our entire visit. I left and enjoyed the remainder of our west Texas road trip. And during the remainder of our 1700 miles we didn't encounter anything but the friendliest folks in the world.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SATravelGrl wrote a review Nov 2017
San Antonio, Texas47 contributions31 helpful votes
Garner state park is a gem in south central Texas. We have gone there in both summer and fall. The Frio river is a beautiful place to relax and play in the water. In fall, the trees along the river turn yellow and red. The couple of trails around the park are nice. And of course, if you are able to, try hiking up to the summit that overlooks the park. We haven't camped overnight, so we don't have reviews for that feature.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Which popular attractions are close to Garner State Park?
Nearby attractions include Garner State Park (0.00 km), Garner State Park Gift Shop (2.5 km), and Frio Fergie's River Store (7.8 km).