TX Hill Country Area State Parks
TX Hill Country
Texas Hill Country state and national parks. The Admiral Nimitz Museum, Enchanted Rock State Park, Lady Bird Johnson Park, L.B.J. State Park, Lyndon B. Johnson State Historical Park, and Perdernales Falls State Park are all conveniently located near the Full Moon Inn & Fredericksburg Texas.
Admiral Nimitz Museum / Blanco State Park / Colorado Bend State Park / Enchanted Rock State Natural Area / Guadalupe River State Park / Hamilton Pool / Inks Lake State Park / Kerrville Schreiner State Park / Lady Bird Johnson Park / L.B.J. State Park - Lyndon B. Johnson State Historical Park / Lost Maples State Natural Area / Perdernales Falls State Park / South Llano River State Park
Admiral Nimitz Museum - The Admiral Nimitz Museum and Historical Center is the only institution in the continental United States dedicated exclusively to telling the story of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and World War II in the Pacific Theater. Located on a seven-acre site, the Center includes The Museum of the Pacific War, the Japanese Garden of Peace, the History Walk of the Pacific War, the George Bush Gallery of the Pacific War, the Plaza of the Presidents, the Surface Warfare Plaza, the Memorial and Victory Walls, the Veterans Walk of Honor and the Center for Pacific War Studies. In addition to nearly 24,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space, the museum boasts an impressive display of Allied and Japanese aircraft, tanks, guns and other large artifacts made famous during the Pacific War campaigns.
Blanco State Park: This 110-acre park is located one mile south of Blanco on US 281. Camping, trailer sites, picnic areas, screened shelters, fishing, swimming, pedal boats, children's play area, restrooms, and showers are available. For overnight reservations call 512/389-8900.
Colorado Bend State Park:
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area: Located on the southeast margin of the large Enchanted Rock Batholith, the granite exposed is one of the Town Mountain Granite suite and is of Precambrian age. U-Pb zircon geochronology gives an age of 1082+-6 million years old (Walker, 1992). Precambrian rocks in central Texas are part of the Llano Uplift. There are several large exfoliation domes and castle tops in the park. The largest (Enchanted Rock itself) rises 122 m. above the surrounding landscape. This is simply the best place to look at granite in Texas.
Guadalupe River State Park: This 1,900-acre scenic Hill Country park is bisected by the beautiful, cypress-edged river that flows over natural rapids in the park. Wildlife includes white-tail deer, coyotes, foxes, and armadillos; juniper thickets offer nesting habitat for rare golden-cheeked warbler. Tent and RV camping, restrooms, showers, picnic sites, plus fishing, canoeing, swimming, and hiking are available. Located on RR 46, 13 miles east of Boerne.
Hamilton Pool: A park operated by Travis County, this place, with its waterfall that drops some sixty feet, has been a favorite swimming hole for generations. Visitation is limited so call in advance: 512/264-2740. Located west of Austin on Highway 71 approximately 16 miles to FM 3238, south 13 miles.
Lake State Park: Inks Lake State Park is a 1,200 acre panorama of cedar
and oak woodlands, wildflowers, and pink granite outcroppings. The park borders Inks Lake,
and recreational opportunities at the park include swimming, boating, canoeing, water
skiing, scuba diving, sailing, and fishing. Deer, turkey, quail, numerous songbirds, and
other species of wildlife are abundant here.
Kerrville Schreiner State Park: Located on the Guadalupe River, this 500-acre park offers a host of activities including swimming, fishing, and boating. Campsites, picnic tables, tiled showers and restrooms make it the perfect setting for a day's outing or an overnight stay. Reservations are recommended for campsites. Open year-round, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. for day use. Screened shelters and RV campsites available. Located south of Kerrville on Highway 173.
Lady Bird Johnson Park: A 190-acre municipal park featuring fully equipped RV sites, golf, swimming, tennis, badminton, picnicking plus a small lake for sailboats, canoes, and pedal boats. Located on Highway 16, 3.5 miles south of Fredericksburg. Golf Course Pro Shop 800-950-8147 or 1-830-997-4010 Park Headquarters: 830-997-4202.
L.B.J. State Park - Lyndon B.
Johnson State Historical Park is in Gillespie County, between
Fredericksburg and Johnson City, and contains 717.9 acres. Lyndon B. Johnson State
Historical Park honors a native Texan who achieved the nation's highest office. To create
the unique facility, friends of then President Johnson raised money to purchase property
directly across the Pedernales River from the LBJ Ranch. In 1965, this land was accepted
by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and the park was opened in 1970.
Lost Maples State Natural Area: While they aren't really "lost," the bigtooth maples for which the park is named are selective in their habitat.Because of their shallow roots, the trees are susceptible to damage by soil compaction and visitors are cautioned to stay on prescribed paths to ensure continued vigor of the maple stands. Fall color is usually at its peak in early November.
Park facilities include campsites with water, picnic areas, restrooms, showers, and primitive camp areas reached by almost eleven miles of hiking and backpacking trails. Swimming is permitted but no facilities are provided. Located 4 miles north of Vanderpool on RR 187.
Perdernales Falls State
South Llano River State Park: Cool
clear water, shady trees, and abundant wildlife all make South Llano River State Park an
ideal camping spot. The winding South Llano River forms the northern park boundary with
1.5 miles of river frontage. The 507-acre wooded bottomland is home to the white-tail deer
and Rio Grande turkey. Campsites accommodate up to eight persons each, with a combination
of motor vehicles and trailers not to exceed two; sites have picnic table and BBQ grill.
In addition to primitive campsites there are walk-in campsites with picnic tables and fire
rings, campsites with water and electricity which include back-in parking; and a restroom
with hot showers nearby.
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