Blanco Texas

Welcome to Blanco Texas

Blanco Texas is located 45 miles west of Austin and 45 miles north of San Antonio. Blanco was settled in 1853. The Jewel of the city is the gorgeous Blanco River with blue-green water. The river has two favorite swimming areas because of the dams.

Many tourists enjoy taking a relaxing bike ride through Blanco to get a better picture of what Blanco Texas has to offer. Hiking enthusiasts would appreciate the campgrounds close to the town’s historic square. A variety of antique and gift shops can also be found by the historic square.

The Parks and Wildlife Department stocks the river near Blanco with rainbow trout from December to January. The fish are released twice each month, but the actual dates will be announced publicly beforehand. In order for Fishermen to participate they must obtain valid Texas fishing license and freshwater trout stamp. Each fisherman will have a daily limit of five fish. Blanco’s Trout season is extremely popular. People will line up elbow to elbow on the river banks in order to fish. Even though the annual trout drop attracts the most attention, fishing year round on the Blanco River can bring in bass, catfish and perch.

Blanco State Park offers many enjoyable activities including swimming, camping, hiking, boating, and fishing. Overnight campers from big Texas Hill cities come to Blanco State Park to escape big city stress.

Blanco also holds a yearly Lavender festival at the Old Blanco County Courthouse, which features several local artisans’ finest works.

A field of lavender rows interlaced with the yellow of dead grass

City Summary
Population: 1,794
Elevation: 1,329 ft
The Jewel of the city is the gorgeous blue-green waters of the Blanco River.
Rainbow trout are released twice a month from December to January.
The annual Lavender festival is held at the Old Blanco County Courthouse.

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