Gonzales, Texas

Palmetto State Park

Gonzales, Texas



Gonzales, Texas
Phone: (830) 672-3266

Sites: 40
Recent Rate: $15 10/2014

Latitude: 29.5879006174214
Longitude: -97.587947845459

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • 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 no
  • $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 no
  • $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 no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • 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 no
  • 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 no
  • 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 yes
  • 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 no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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23 Reviews

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mockturtle

Review Count: 130
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Attractive park with several nice trails. Wooded sites. It was rainy and cold while I was there so I didn't explore as much as I would have liked. Very few campers. We camped at Palmetto State Park in a Motorhome.

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The Happy Traveler

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Arrived well after dark, and the road from Luling to the park is a dark, narrow road. But, we had scoped the park earlier in the teip, and knew where we were going. Sites are asphalt paved and easy to back in to. Level, although we saw one site on a significant slope. Perfect utilities. Camp host registered us with no hassle. Beautiful tropical forest setting. Had to leave early because of an emergency. Will return again one day to see the CCC structures and hike the wide, beautiful woodland trails. We camped at Palmetto State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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BrentB

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice, green, and shady park! It offers camping, picnicking, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, playgrounds, and boating. For boating, you can launch your own, or rent one from the park store, which offers canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats for use on the lake. The store also rents inner tubes for floating on the San Marcos River, which runs through the park. The park has many trails available for hikers and bikers. It also has structures that were built in the 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, and an informative and scenic interpretive trail. There are a wide range of accommodations ranging from tent sites with water only, RV sites with water and electric, 1 full hookup RV site, and 1 mini-cabin. Some sites are very level, while others have a slope. Water and electric supplies are good. On the technology side, we received a few over-the-air TV stations, from Austin and San Antonio, but they were weak. Also got weak 3G cell phone service from Verizon. The park was quiet and peaceful, even on a holiday weekend, and it's sites are very shady to help keep you cool. We camped at Palmetto State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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housecar

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Just an overnight stop for us and I called from San Antonio to make sure they had vacancies in the RV area. Lady who checked us in was very nice and let us pick our spot (from her computer screen) We had a nice site with trees on one side and a large field and trail on the other side. Enjoyed walking some of the trails by the river and a very peaceful stay despite being only a few miles off I-10. We would stay here again. We camped at Palmetto State Park in a Motorhome.

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abqnm

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park, level sites well separated. Hiking trails well maintained. Headquarters was beyond the campground turnoff and it was difficult to get turned back around. Would camp there again. Relaxed and comfortable setting. We camped at Palmetto State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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600 Day Travelers

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

If this park had sewer hookups, it would rate a 10. Great sites with lots of space and new, level parking pads. Each site has a picnic table and a grill; some have smoker pits also. The park is small and quiet and TV is pretty much out of the question. Stay here to read and hike and enjoy nature (we had about 10 deer in the field next to us this morning). We camped at Palmetto State Park in a Motorhome.

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NM Full Timer

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in site #2 which is the only site besides the camp hosts that has full hookups. This park has several bike and hike trails. The trail through the palmettos is fun. Luling is close by. City Market BBQ is very popular. We ate lunch at Blake's which was very good. The oil museum run by the Chamber of Commerce between these two restaurants was interesting. Buc-ee's is on the way to Luling and is always a must stop. We camped at Palmetto State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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drakethib

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here and really enjoyed the park, the park is very clean, well spaced, plenty of shade. ATT signal very strong (posting this review from our RV spot right now) bathrooms very clean. The walking trails were exceptional and made so event the most amateur of hiker could enjoy them, even in 100 degree heat the shade helped keep us cool.  The park host were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Two drawbacks are no sewer hookup (dump station on the way out); and if you are trying to use your satellite dish, you are out of luck because of all the trees (it is a trade off for the wonderful shade) although one or two RV's managed to get a signal. You won't be disappointed in this place. We camped at Palmetto State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Red Wolf

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We'd forgotten how nice this old CCC park is. An hour from either Austin or San Antonio, it's a true gem of Texas campgrounds. The CCC created some marvelous buildings that are well kept up. There are many trails, a small ox-bow lake for fishing, and the San Marcos river rushes between the tent and RV campgrounds. We camped at Palmetto State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Traveling Pat

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is what all campgrounds should be like. Generous sized spaces under a canopy of trees. Grills and fire rings, some spaces even had small smoker-style bbq's. Lovely marked trails along the river. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate with us, but would stay here again if given the opportunity. We camped at Palmetto State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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SunStar203

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

A little jewel in the woods. Very quiet. Small park with hiking opportunities along park paths. Nice CCC structures to view. Lots of trees so satellite not available at all sites. Verizon not too strong a signal. I've stayed here before and will again. We camped at Palmetto State Park in a Motorhome.

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ryderruns

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is in an area that had quite a bit of rain in the days prior to our stay. Some of the walking trails were closed. This was a typical Texas State Park and was good for our one night stay. We camped at Palmetto State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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2011 Jayco

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Great campground for kids and adults. Lots of room between sites, yet close enough to mingle with the neighbors. Great trails, lake for jumping off pier, warm spring for slow/ short tubing. Hosts and park managers friendly and visible every few hours. Take your canoes, kayaks, bikes, hiking gear. Lots of shade, paved sites, and super clean. Will do it again...we were pleasantly surprised. We camped at Palmetto State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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hea4us

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

One of our favorite state parks. Wooded sites and privacy. Sewer not available, but there is a dump station. Fee does not include the park entry fee of $3, which is waived if you hold a state parks pass. We stayed for two nights and will return to this park. We camped at Palmetto State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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coltsbobbie

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

We love this quiet little park. The trails are easy and in the spring were beautiful and loaded with wildflowers and palmettos. Saw several interesting birds here, including some Cedar Waxwings and Crested Caracaras. They are expanding their trail system further, which will be great. Our campsite was large and fairly well shaded. The park host was very friendly and helpful. He sold ice and firewood, which is always appreciated. We camped at Palmetto State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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