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6 Things To Do With Your Kiddos at Guadalupe River State Park

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Squarely in the center of the Hill Country, Guadalupe River State Park is a campground geared towards families and children.  Not only are the spectacular vistas what we’ve come to expect from Texas, but the amenities leave nothing out.

1. Camp!!!

Camping

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Whether you like to take your family to walk-in campsites, to sites with water and electricity, or to sites where you can pull in your RV, Guadalupe River State Park is right for you. With multiple site areas and plenty of tree coverage you can feel secluded while enjoying nature with your family.

2. Explore the River and Skip Some Rocks

River

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Only a short drive from any of the campsites, the Guadalupe River slowly meanders past the beautiful banks.  Great for exploring, skipping rocks, or even swimming in the summer time, the smooth waters are a refreshing break from city life.

3. Go For a Hike or Two

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While visiting, make sure to take a hike down any of the many trails the park has to offer.  You can walk on your own two feet or bring your best equine friend to their horse friendly trails.  If you want a guided hiking tour, make sure to explore the Honey Creek State Natural Area and learn about the local ecology.

4. Visit the Discovery Center

Discover Zone

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The Discovery Zone is a treat for parents and children alike! Starting with their unique children’s entrance, this facility is both whimsical and educational. Families can explore the various displays, experience the nocturnal room, speak to the knowledgeable volunteers, and play with the hand-on activities.  You can also check out explorer’s backpacks to take on the nature hikes behind the Discovery Zone itself.

5. Check Out Their Special Family Events

Special Events

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The well-planned calendar of events offers something for everyone.  Learn more about bats, bugs, and birds, or try your hand at archery.  Need something to do at night? Make plans to attend one of the evening star gazing sessions.  Volunteers also guide excursions to find wildflower varieties and quests to see how many kinds of toads and frogs you can see down at the river.

6. Go on a Geocaching Adventure

Geocaching

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The Guadalupe River State Park is embracing the new trend in geocaching. Integrating a love of nature with modern technology, you and your family can use your GPS and smart phones to go on a scavenger hunt spread throughout the park.