Garner State Park is a Unique Texas Gem

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Garner State Park is a true Texas gem. Located in Concan (100 miles west of San Antonio), the park offers an array of activities for the whole family. Built in the 1930s, the park is a unique destination because of the multitude of activities it offers and the huge crowds it draws.

The spring-fed Frio River travels through the park, offering up prime spots for fishing, swimming, and kayaking. Camping, bike riding, and hiking are also common activities for park-goers. An event you might not find at any other state park is the nightly dance for all of the campers and visiting the park. There can be up to 400 people getting down each night at Garner!

One of the many activities Garner State Park boasts is nature education for children where they can learn about the animals and plants native to the area. If you pay the park a visit, you may even catch the singing park ranger, Frank Roberts, who uses music to deliver history lessons to kids about western heritage.

The park is bursting at the seams with guests in the summer, but if you come on the off-season, you can check out the beautiful scenery in a more peaceful and quiet setting.

Learn more about Garner State Park and plan your visit on the official Texas Parks & Wildlife site.