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Garner State Park

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Garner State Park is in the Hill Country River Region of Texas.




Flora and fauna[edit]

  • Deer of the White-tailed and Axis varieties.
  • Squirrels of the Fox and Black Rocks varieties.
  • Local birds include Eastern Bluebirds, Golden-cheeked Warblers, the Rio Grande Turkey, and the Morning Dove.

Less common animals include raccoons, skunks, and armadillos.


Get in[edit]

The park is located 31 miles north of Uvalde off of US 83 at FM 1050.


Get around[edit]


  • Crystal Cave
  • Frio River
  • Old Baldy - A trail to the top of this hill begins at the Pecan Grove campsite.


  • Biking - There are many paved trails throughout the park which are good for biking. Bicycle rentals are available at the park store.
  • Dance - On long summer evenings, young people flock to Garner Pavilion for a nightly jukebox dance, a tradition dating back to the 1940s. Nightly sunset to 11pm.
  • Kayaks and paddle boats can be rented at the dam for $6 an hour. Mid-March to Labor Day weekend.
  • Putt-putt - There is an 18-hole course next to the pavilion.
  • Tubing - Innertube rentals are available at the store for $6/day with a $10 deposit. A shuttle is available to take you upstream so you can float back down into the park.


  • Garner Park Convenience Store near the Pecan Grove campsite in the south of the park.
  • Gift shop near Garner Pavilion.


  • Garner Grill, at Garner Pavilion. Hamburgers and hot dogs.




A limited number of cabins are available. Inquire at the visitor's center.


  • Pecan Grove Camping Area


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