And so, the adventure begins
Renting our venue at Stargazer Ranch in Bulverde, Texas lets you enjoy the view and natural surroundings of Texas Hill Country without the noises of a resort.
Guadalupe River State Park
Many folks come here to swim, but the park is more than a great swimming hole. Beautiful scenery and colorful history await, just a short drive from San Antonio and Austin.
With four miles of river frontage, the Guadalupe River takes center stage at the park. Step away from the river to find the more peaceful areas.
On the river, you can swim, fish, tube, and canoe. While on land, you can camp, hike, ride mountain bikes or horses, picnic, geocache, and bird watching. We loan fishing gear for use in the park.
Blanco State Park
Come for a picnic, afternoon swim, fishing trip, or a weekend campout on the banks of the spring-fed Blanco River. We’re just an hour from Austin and San Antonio.
This small park hugs a one-mile stretch of the river. On the water, you can swim, fish, paddle, or boat. On land, you can picnic, hike, camp, watch for wildlife, and geocache. Reserve the CCC-built picnic area or pavilion for your next group gathering.
Anglers fish for largemouth and Guadalupe bass, channel catfish, sunfish, and rainbow trout. TPWD stocks the river with trout in the winter. You do not need a license to fish from shore within the park.
Lockhart State Park
Within easy driving distance of both Austin and San Antonio, you’ll find a quiet getaway: Lockhart State Park. Come for a morning of golf, an afternoon swim, an evening hike, or an overnight campout.
Spend a relaxing night camping under the stars. Tee off on our historic golf course. Look for geocaches and wildlife while exploring our trails. Try your luck fishing in Clear Fork Creek year-round, and swim in our pool in summer. Pick up a souvenir at our park store.
Anglers catch sunfish, catfish, and bass in Clear Fork Creek. We loan fishing gear for use in the park. You do not need a fishing license to fish here.
Pedernales State Park
Flowing over and around huge slabs of limestone, the Pedernales River can be turbulent. But most often it is tranquil, and a great place to relax and recharge. We are just 30 miles west of Austin. Come over for an afternoon swim or hike, or load up your gear for an overnight adventure. The river awaits!
Here at Pedernales Falls State Park, you can camp, hike, mountain bike, picnic, geocache, bird watch and ride horses. On the river, you can swim, wade, tube or fish. Look for local wildlife and plants at the bird blind and butterfly garden.
Swim in the river. If you plan to swim, read our swimming safety tips before you come. For your safety, we do not allow swimming and wading in the Pedernales Falls area.