Guide About
Garner State Park


8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year


$8 for 13 years and older


234 RR 1050, Concan, TX 78838, United States

Contact Info

+1 830-232-6132

About Garner State Park

Families like to go hiking, swimming, and dancing.

Visitors return time and again to Garner State Park because of the enjoyable traditions and breathtaking surroundings. The park has a number of kilometres of hiking paths and camping choices in addition to convenient access to the Frio.


Garner State Park offers a variety of seasonal activities.


A quiet weekend may be had by all at Garner State Park, which is a terrific area to go swimming or hiking. The park has a lot to see and do, with 2.9 miles of the Frio River meandering over 1,774 acres of beautiful Hill Country topography!

Paddle a boat, swim in the Frio River, go tubing on its waters, and climb 16 miles of breathtaking paths. Additionally, you can go geocaching, canoe, fish, picnic, camp, study nature, play mini golf, and ride bikes. You can dance, of course.

Preparation is key if you intend to swim or float in the park. Read our swimming safety advice.

Summer Dance

On summer evenings, young people (and the young at heart) have gathered at the park’s concession building for a jukebox dance since the 1940s. They continue to do this today. Arrive early because gates can close as early as 8:30 p.m. and parking lots fill up quickly.

The Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the dance pavilion, the concession building, and other park amenities.


Fishing in the Frio River has been covered in great detail in another article. However, a brief recap is worthwhile. It’s a beautiful river in the Texas desert with lots of trout, bass, and other marine life fishing options.

Before you try to reel something in, make sure to purchase a fishing licence online. These are available online here. Anyone in your group who is older than 17 needs one. Anyone under the age of 17 is exempt from having one.

Hiking Trails

You’ll probably notice the stunning geological features and trees surrounding you once you arrive at Garner State Park. You’ll be able to plot your way via many of the great trails available with a little forward planning. Some of them are as follows:

Texas’ Old Baldy

  • 3.5 miles away
  • Hardiness: Moderate

Acclimatize yourself to Old Baldy Peak! It is a little difficult, but well worth it because it is one of the highest places close to Garner State Park.

The Frio Canyon Trail

  • 3 kilometres long.
  • Hardiness: Easy

For parents with young children who simply wish to be in the forest, there is a softer trail. You’ll witness local fauna, rivers, and tiny rock formations.

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