Garner State Park

Concan, Texas



234 RR 1050
Concan, Texas 78838
Phone: (830) 232-6132

Sites: 500
Recent Rate: $35 11/2016

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Latitude: 29.589430690962
Longitude: -99.746632575989
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

35 Reviews

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We picked the Live Oak Campground in the New Garner area based on other reviews. After touring the other campgrounds we made the right choice for us. Shady Meadows would be our 2nd choice for a future visit.

The Old Garner areas are nicely wooded but much older and the spaces are more narrow and shallow. There's lots of day use in this area. I think a 25-30ft RV would be the max for most of the sites. But Old Garner is closer to the swimmable part of the river, hiking trails, mini-golf, and the park store.

We arrived 2 days before the weekend and had our pick of the sites closest to the river with great shade. All of the spaces in Live Oak are generously spaced and very nice. Bathroom was clean but no soap dispenser. AT&T cellular was acceptable but no Verizon. No cable or OTA TV reception.

The only negative was the park office closed at 4:30pm so we had to go through the after-hours check in procedure which was a little inconvenient. I don't believe the 4:30 close time was posted on the website or in the reservation email. We camped at Garner State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Live Oak 344
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Although we were not here in the summer, based on what I've heard from others and how the check-in procedure is set up I would anticipate long lines and wait times for check-in during peak summer months. They have a "take a number" system if that's a clue, and you still have to wait even though you have a reservation. So arrival planning would be key if you want to minimize the wait.

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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Garner State Park is the crown jewel of the Texas State Park system. It is celebrating it's 75th anniversary, it opened on June 1, 1941. Many of the original CCC buildings remain. The main attraction in the crystal clear Frio River that offers great tubing and swimming. The park has many great hiking trails. The Pavillion has dances every weekend year long and everyday during the summer. The park is a historic Texas treasure. RV and tent sites available by reservation. We camped in full hookup site 155. We camped at Garner State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
155
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 78
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

A big, very popular state park, where you even have to be "buzzed in" to get to the registration desk. I feel sure that is because of the huge demand. The park is even closed to day visitors early, 10 AM, during the summer rush when the park is "full". However, check in was easy and the site was good, level with easy access to hookups, albeit with some tree branches that should be trimmed for larger RVs. A beautiful setting in the Frio River canyon with many hiking trails, lots of wildlife, and water to float, swim, or play in. A nice little camp store with campfire wood for sale. Only demerits are the crowds and a few low branches. While there is no sewer (at least where we were-in Rio Frio cg), there was a convenient dump station. Don't expect any Verizon service. Price listed does not include the daily per person fee as we have a Texas Parks Pass. We camped at Garner State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
344
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the Rio Frio Camping area. The slots were spread apart, level, paved, and 50 Amp with water, but no sewer. The park is real nice, our slot #426, was a short walk to the Frio river which is real nice, especially when its warm outside. It's easy to find your slot initially, but challenging to navigate around the park looking for the trails. Signage is limited until you stumble on your trail, then viola! Park maps are not very good.

We had a great time and will definitely return to check out more of the trails. We camped at Garner State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
426
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Garner State Park is celebrating it's 75th anniversary, it opened on June 1, 1941. It is the largest Texas State Park. The main attraction in the crystal clear Frio River that offers great tubing and swimming. The park has many great hiking trails. Much of the park was constructed by the CCC. The Pavillion has dances every weekend year long and everyday during the summer. The park is a historic Texas treasure. RV and tent sites available by reservation. When reserving online choose New Garner water/electric not New Garner 50A/water. That way you get in Live Oak Loop with 50A electric. If you choose New Garner 50A you will get Rio Frio Loop with less desirable sites, further from the river, for $3 more per night. We camped in New Garner Live Oak Loop site 336. We camped at Garner State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
336
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful isolated setting in the far west hill country. We camped in the Frio Campsite, sites are large, level, and spacious, great views, a 1 mile hike or drive to the more populated sections of the park. Only ATT cell and data service, no over the air television, but a fabulous getaway if you don't need amenities! Texas most visited state park, probably very crowded in the summer. We camped at Garner State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
242 Frio Area
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Not much nearby, bring your groceries with you.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the Live Oak campground because of the easy access to the Frio River. I did not use the restrooms, but friends did and they stated the restrooms were always in need of attention. Several of the trails down to the river were littered with trash. Site 358 was very unlevel. In addition, the trees along some of the roads need to be trimmed so the branches do not scrap the sides of your trailer. It's as though this State Park is so loved and used that it is taking a toll on the park and the state is behind on maintaining the park. This is a great park for hiking, kayaking, swimming, and birding. We camped at Garner State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Number
358 Live Oak
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Friends Grill in Leakey is a good place to grab a bite.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Everything here centers around the Frio River which definitely lived up to its reputation for being a cool and clear. Swimming, tubing, kayaking, etc. are all great here. The hiking is quite good as well.

The park was packed while we were there but it was fine. Some bathrooms were quite old, some were newer, but all were consistently very dirty probably due to the sheer number of people using them. I never had hot water for a shower.

The food at the Garner Grill is surprisingly good. The nightly dances are not to be missed! The wifi and cell service (data) was spotty.We would certainly return! We camped at Garner State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Shady Meadows 148
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We were in 50A site #503. Historic Texas State Park with great tubing and swimming. Many hiking trails, some challenging. We camped at Garner State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
503
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We love staying at Garner! Our son loves to swing on the ropes down at the river. We also love to ride our bikes around the park. The campsites accommodate a 28 ft rv with no problem. It is a quick walk to the river and there are some nice day hikes. There are tent campers, shelters, and rv sites. We camped at Garner State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

What a wonderful park! We stayed in the Oakmont area in a back-in site with 50 amp and water. Nice mature trees throughout this area. One side of the road is up against a large hill so the sites are not very level there. Across the street toward the open area, sites are more level.
The Frio River is the main attraction of this park but there are tons of other amenities including cabin rentals, hiking/biking, and a dance every Saturday in the summer. There are a couple of snack bars located in the park also.
We had actually stayed in a nearby park over the weekend. On the way out, our awning deployed while we were driving on the highway. We found ourselves at Garner SP's back gate. The rangers were very nice, let us in the locked gate and accommodated us in a nearby site so that we could wait for service. While waiting for service we enjoyed riding our bikes around the many roads and trails and enjoyed an extra night's camping.
Check in can be lengthy because you have to wait in line with everyone coming into the park. It was crowded in Feb since they stocked the Frio with trout that weekend. In the summers I expect it would be even more crowded and you would need to make reservations far in advance. We camped at Garner State Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Spent Thanksgiving week and weekend at Garner for the 7th year in a row. Great place and beautiful scenery. This year we had great weather as well.

This time we were in the Rio Frio area (Site #461) - we usually stay in the Shady Meadows area. The park rangers definitely need to do a little maintenance on low hanging limbs throughout the park. In multiple places I was worried about the limbs dragging down the roof of my RV. We camped at Garner State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
461
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Pro's- May be the most beautiful park in Texas with the deepest traditions. Cons- they allow multiple families in one campsite making it crowded and noisy in some instances. Overall.... Has to be one of the best parts in Texas it's not the best. If you're looking for real camping and not a "RV park"with Wi-Fi, cable, etc. Great hikes, and beautiful places to go to the river and enjoy all day. Very kid friendly. Downside is the park doesn't appear to stick to its site policies and there may be 15 people in one site making (what would be) nice semi-secluded campsites loud, noisy, and over-run bathrooms. One of our favorite spots is rock beach down near the dam, but there's great places to go all over this park. Don't miss the nightly dance! You won't find this anywhere else and that's like people come from campgrounds all around to go to. We camped at Garner State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park. For being packed with people the restrooms were very clean. This is a great park for families. It was impressive to walk around and see "Garner Family since XXX." I think the oldest we saw was 1959. Old Baldy is a fun climb. The dances are fun but as a dad with 2 daughters ... I didn't like it. We are already booked for Garner for Spring Break 2015. We camped at Garner State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We came through the area on Easter Sunday as families were leaving the park. There were other campers but rain in the afternoon ran many of the day visitors away. Skies cleared and we found the campground to be very nice. The huge old oak trees were beautiful and the river peaceful. We are an older couple but all the green space and water activities on the river are certainly a draw to those with children. The office staff was super nice and helped us locate a level site since we don't have levelers. We stayed in site 50. Sites are far enough apart for privacy and roads are paved with good access. We liked the park and the nature. We did not use the shower house. Price included Texas park entry fee since we do not have a Texas park pass. We camped at Garner State Park in a Motorhome.

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