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Blanco State Park
Blanco, Texas

The Park that Nearly Wasnít

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In the 1960s Blanco State Park was nearly taken off the rolls due to poor attendance. It my be a State Park to you and me, but itís also a city park to Blanco, being a mere two blocks from the town square.

Built as a CCC project in 1934, most of the rock used in the two dams and pavilion were from rock walls built by pioneer families.

Besides swimming, fishing is popular here as well, with the Parks and Wildlife Department releasing rainbow trout each winter. Take a dip in the river, and explore the town

See Blanco River - Excerpted from "Splash Across Texas"
Blanco River, Blanco State Park, Blanco Texas
Blanco River and Dam in Blanco
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2005

Blanco State Park Information

830-833-4333
Park website:
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/blanco/

Blanco State Park Area Towns

Two blocks from Blanco town square
14 Miles S of Johnson City
33 miles SE of Fredericksburg
50 Miles SW of Austin

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