Address: 78 Park Rd 11 S, Gonzales, Texas 78629
GPS: 29.596906, -97.58514
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Local Directions: From Houston: Take I-10 West to exit #632. Take Hwy 183 South 2 miles to Park Road 11. Park headquarters is on the right, 2 miles ahead, just beyond the four-way stop; From San Antonio: Take I 10 East to exit #632. Take Hwy 183 South for 2 miles to Park Road 11. Park headquarters is on the right, 2 miles ahead, just beyond the four-way stop; From Austin: Take Hwy 183 south under I-10 for 2 miles to Park Rd 11. Park headquarters is 2 miles on right, just past four-way stop.

Contact Information
Local Phone: 1-830-672-3266
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-792-1112
Website: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/st...
Email: palmetto.park@tpwd.state.tx.us
Office Hours: 8:15 AM-4:45 PM

All year
Check In: 2 PM Campsites; 3 PM Cabin
Check Out: 12 PM Campsites; 11 AM Cabin
Gate Hours: 6 AM-10 PM

18 RV Sites, 19 Tent Sites, 1 Group Site, 1 Full Hookup, 17 Electric and Water, 19 Water Only, 17 30 Amps, 18 50 Amps

1 Cabin / Cottage

Daily Rates: $12.00 - $65.00
Payment Methods: Discover, MasterCard, VISA

Facilities & Services
Bathhouse / Restrooms, Dump Station, Hot Showers, Water Spigots (non site)

Biking, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Playground, Swimming

All Ages, Pet Restrictions

Max RV Length 65 ft
Group Camp

Group camping site can accommodate up to 100 campers/25 vehicles. Fee is $60/night.
Total Sites37
RV Sites18
Tent Sites19
Group Sites1
Max RV Length65 ft
Full Hookup (1)Electric and Water (17)Water Only (19)
Rental Units
Total Rental Units1
Cabins / Cottages1
Cabin / Cottage
Sites Rental Units Miscellaneous
Facilities and Services
  Hours Description Fees
Basic Groceries  
Bathhouse / Restrooms  
Controlled Access Gate  
Dump Station  
Flush Toilets  
Handicap Facilities  
Hot Showers  
Water Spigots (non site)  
  Hours Description Fees
Bike Rentals  
Bird Watching  
Boat Rentals  
Canoeing   San Marcos River
Fishing Supplies  
Local Tours  
Pedal / Row Boating  
Recreation Hall  
Swimming   San Marcos River
Wildlife Watching  


Average Rating
4.5 star rating
Based on 2 reviews
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5 star rating
Clean well maintained
February 6, 2017
Spent one night in a tent site. The grill and fire pit was very efficient. Most sites are shaded with trees. We had a river view. Sites were big but no privacy from neighbors. Nice walking trails with lots of birds and interesting foliage. Paddle boats available. Showers were on the other side of the park but I did not try them. Caution: be sure to be aware of 4 way stop in the little town this park is in. The signs seem to be a longer distance from the road than most. You will get a ticket.

We stayed here in a Tent.
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4 star rating
Beautiful, green, fun park
May 27, 2014
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 stayed here in a Travel Trailer.
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