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“Went for the Lavender Festival -- Loved the Park!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blanco State Park

Blanco State Park
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Blanco
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Park located on the banks of the Blanco River; great for trout fishing.
Mansfield, Texas
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Went for the Lavender Festival -- Loved the Park!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

We went to Blanco for the Annual Lavender Festival. It was our first trip to Blanco, to the Lavender Festival, and to Blanco State Park. We were pleasantly surprised by all three!

Blanco State Park is a beautiful little park. We had a great campsite. Very level ground, and very large. We had visitors almost our entire trip -- ducks. They loved our campsite. It was great sitting in the screened shelter and watching them. They were great free entertainment.

The park bordered the Lavender Festival, which was very convenient. We could walk from our campsite to the festival, which we did often. Our campsite was also very near the river, but did not have a river view. From what I could tell, you had to get a screened shelter to have a river view. The restrooms were also close to our campsite.

Speaking of restrooms, they were my only complaint with this park. There are not enough restrooms to support the number of campsites. We waited in line for quite some time to take showers. There was little to no ventilation in the restrooms, so waiting for the showers was very uncomfortable.

Back to more positive things. Some private land borders a section of the park. The people who own the land have goats and llamas. It was pretty cool walking over and talking to the animals every morning.

We really enjoyed our stay at Blanco State Park and will definitely camp there again.

Visited June 2012
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Corpus Christi
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4 attraction reviews
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“Great camping trip!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2012

My husband, two kids (13 & 5), two sisters-in-law, and I camped at Blanco State Park June 2012. Nice Facilities, nice campsites, beautiful river... Even though there were alot of people there for Father's day and campsites full it didn't feel crowded. We had a great time and all are looking forward to returning in the furture.

Visited June 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Nice little park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

This is a very small state park. You can probably walk from one end to the other in under ten minutes. The staff is awesome and very helpful, and the shelters are great for a quick getaway. This one is great for little ones, they have a cute little playground (2 or 3 of them) and the man made "pool" is awesome, and shallow enough that they can play without you worrying. Actually there are quite a few nice shallow spots. It isn't crowded, and for a small park they have just about everything. The bathrooms and showers are nice, which is a plus because river water isn't the best smell on earth :). Fishing is pretty good, there are snakes so be careful after dark, we didn't see any during the day though! All in all a really nice little park for a quick getaway.

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A Work In Progress”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

This park is getting more and more beautiful everyday. They have really upgraded it and it is magnificent! I love this park. It is so relaxing and peaceful.

Visited May 2012
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Austin, TX
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“Swimming in cool clear water”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2012

The Blanco is cool but not cold. The only drawback is the dogs couldn't swim. Rangers were nice about the rules and we enjoyed dipping n the water after a long bike ride

Visited May 2012
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