Garner State Park in south central Texas (see map below) has 1419.8 acres (10 water acres of the Frio River) of recreational facilities.
The park is extremely popular in the summer because it offers camping, hiking, nature study, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, swimming in the Frio River (unsupervised), seasonal miniature golf, paddle boat and kayak rentals (mid-March through Labor Day weekend), bike riding (surfaced).
There are hundreds of campsites of every description spread across seven camping area. We have a site with electric and water in the older section of the park within 50 feet of the spring-fed Frio River for $17/day.
FYI only telephone reception in these parts is AT&T. Only WIFI is at the Visitor Center and Park Headquarters. Jimmy and I drove more than a mile to the Visitor Center to check e-mail and for me to post this entry.
Photos: Bald Cypress line the Frio River that runs through Garner State Park. (Julianne Crane)