Garner State Park: All Things to Know Before Staying Overnight at Garner State Park

Oct 17, 2020 06:00 PM

Garner State Park - Photo by Jonathan Cutrer from Flickr
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Tripboba.com - Garner State Park is a natural state park in Uvalde County, Texas, the United States. It's popular for its overnight camping. But, there are other fun things that you can do with your family or buddies in this park, like hiking or fishing.

If you have a plan to come, you should finish this article because we have important things about the park that you need, especially when you want to stay overnight at Garner State Park. So, keep scrolling down!

Garner State Park Texas

Garner State Park - Photo by Jonathan Cutrer from Flickr

If you have a plan to go to Garner State Park, it's good to understand the detailed information about the park before visiting. So, what things to do at Garner State Park? 

There are so many fun things to do, like swimming, dancing, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and camping. There are beautiful Frio River, scenic Hill Country terrain, and other panoramic views to offer. Here's other information you may need to know below!

Address: 234 RR 1050, Concan, TX 78838, United States

Phone: (830) 232-6132

Reservation online: (512) 389-8900

Open hours: 8 AM to 10 PM for all days. 

Entrance fees: 

  • 13 years old and older: $8
  • 12 years old and under: Free

Annual passes: 

  • Texas State Parks Pass: $70

 

Garner State Park cabins

Garner State Park - Photo by Image from tpwd.texas.gov

Garner State Park has great cabins for you to stay. The cabins have kitchens and bathrooms. The rental rate is based on up to four people.

But, 6 people are the maximum and you need to pay $10 for each additional person. Cabin #18 is for people with special physical needs.

Remember that tents or RVs are not allowed in all cabins and the minimum reservation is 2 nights. The check-in time is 3 PM and the check out time is 11 AM. Here are the facilities you will get in all cabins:

  • Kitchen sink
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove without oven
  • Bathroom Sink
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Central air-conditioning and heating
  • Old Garner area
  • Two double beds
  • Fire ring with grill

Garner State Park camping

Garner State Park - Photo by jchapiewsky from Flickr

Camping is one of the favorite activities to do at Garner State Park. There are 6 campsites provided at the park. Here's the list!

1. Full Hookup Campsites (New Garner)

There are 12 sites for 8 people per site. The sites are in Shady Meadows. Here, there is no shade or tree cover. You need to pay $35 for 1 night. The facilities that you will get are listed below!

  • Pull-through
  • Picnic table
  • Water hookup
  • Sewer hookup
  • Lantern post
  • 20/30/50-amp electrical hookup
  • Fire ring with grill

2. Campsites with Electricity (Old Garner)

There are 39 sites for 8 people per site. The sites are located in the Oakmont Camping Area. For a night, you need to pay $26. Here are the facilities that you will get!

  • Picnic table
  • Outdoor grill
  • Fire ring
  • Water hookup
  • 20 amp hookup
  • 30 amp hookup
  • Lantern post
  • Restrooms nearby

3. Campsites with Electricity (New Garner, Rio Frio) 

Here, there are 137 sites for 8 people per site. This site is located in the Rio Frio camping area. For a night, you need to pay $26. The facilities you will are listed below!

  • Picnic table
  • Outdoor grill
  • Fire ring
  • Water hookup
  • Lantern post
  • 20/30/50-amp electric hookup
  • Restrooms with showers nearby

4. Campsites with Electricity (New Garner)

There 35 sites provided for 8 people per site. This site is located in the Live Oak, River Crossing, and Shady Meadows camping areas. See the facilities you will get below!

  • Picnic table
  • Water hookup
  • 30 amp hookup
  • Lantern post
  • Fire ring with grill
  • Restrooms with showers nearby

5. Campsites with Water (Old Garner)

There 49 sites provided for 8 people per site. These sites are located in the Pecan Grove Camping Area. For one night, you need to pay $20. The facilities that you will get are listed below!

  • Picnic table
  • Outdoor grill
  • Fire ring
  • Water
  • Lantern post

6. Campsites with Water (New Garner)

Here, there are 75 sites for 8 people per site. The sites are in the Persimmon Hill and Rio Frio. It's $15 per night. Pop-ups, trailers, and motor homes are allowed in the area. Other facilities that you will get are below!

  • Picnic table
  • Outdoor grill
  • Fire ring
  • Water
  • Lantern post

7. Excess vehicle parking

You can contact (830) 232-6132 for more information and keep in mind that the number of vehicles is limited. You need to pay $5 for the parking. 

Garner State Park weather

Garner State Park - Photo by Jimmy Coffill from Flickr

Garner State Park is a year-round destination. The best time for the perfect weather is during the spring and summer months. There are so many people who come to explore the park. 

But if you prefer fewer crowds but still with good weather, you can come during fall and winter. There will be beautiful autumn leaves, cooler camping weather, and fewer people in the park. So, you can choose which time you prefer. 

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