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Palmetto State Park

Box 201 RR 5, Gonzales, TX 78629-9806
+1 830-672-3266
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Quick drive thru the Palmettos

We had never heard of the park but found it by accident because it's near to the I-10 and a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sterling, Virginia
Poor Planning by Management - Beware the Field Trip

Ah yes, Palmetto. We booked the cabin for three days and ended up leaving in disgust after the... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Wendy P
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State park known for its lush plant life and excellent bird watching.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good44%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“paddle boats” (18 reviews)
“the river” (28 reviews)
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Box 201 RR 5, Gonzales, TX 78629-9806
+1 830-672-3266

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had never heard of the park but found it by accident because it's near to the I-10 and a Bucky's. We took about 25 minutes or so to drive thru for a look. There is a river, a lake, a scenic viewpoint, lots of...More

Thank MG L
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Ah yes, Palmetto. We booked the cabin for three days and ended up leaving in disgust after the first day. Here is what you need to know about Palmetto: it is a small park. It has many wonderful things to offer within that park, such...More

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Just a beautiful place to go. We did a company bbq there and it was great. So many things are available to rent if you dont bring them like canoes and paddle boats on a serene lake. The water is cool and great to swim...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Clean bath house, all RV sites are paved, there are concrete slabs for tents, each campsite has a fire pit and a grill. Nice walk/hike trails however this is a very small state park and the trails are through the woods (nice but not overly...More

1  Thank Jeffrey R
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Just off freeway and away from it all. Palmetto, named after the dwarf palmetto palms, is excellent for some water activities as well as hiking. Old CCC constructed building. Very nice state park with campsites in the woods! All with shelters over the picnic tables....More

1  Thank Max H
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Took a day trip to Palmetto State Park. I wanted to explore this park with palmettos and do a little birding as well. I found it to be a very well maintained Texas State Park. Walked the nature trails and never saw any litter. It...More

Thank philip77901
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Visited Palmetto State Park, one day we will spend the night!! Great camping area we got to see another camping area and it's a great area.

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Great little SP with plenty of trails along the river and through the Palmetto swamp. Great for wildlife - and plenty of snakes around especially cottonmouths and copperheads in my experience. There is a Tent campground and then one for RV's. The RV spots are...More

Thank Alasdair S
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Named for the dwarf Palmetto plants found throughout the park, this 289-acre refuge resembles the tropics more that the surrounding brush country. The San Marcos River flows through the park. At the office we paid $18 camping fee plus $3 per person day use fees....More

1  Thank erjunebug
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have been coming to this park for a couple of years now. The park has several easy trails each about 1 mile long, you can string them together to get a longer hike. This is the park to go to when you want to...More

2  Thank Lawrence U
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Deborah M
20 April 2017|
Response from philip77901 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer. I'm sorry. Perhaps the park hq can answer that.
Glenda B
24 March 2017|
Response from philip77901 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know. Try Park HQ, they should be able to help you.
Patricia B
5 March 2017|
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Response from Cindy H | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry too. I don't know either.