Can you swim at Government Canyon?

Can you swim at Government Canyon?

Can we go fishing or swimming here? A. Sorry, no. Most of our property sits over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone.

How many acres is government Canyon State Park?

12,244 acres
Government Canyon State Natural Area protects 12,244 acres in northwest Bexar County. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department began purchasing the land in 1993. Partners included Edwards Aquifer Authority, San Antonio Water System, the Trust for Public Land, City of San Antonio and Bexar County.

Is the Enchanted Rock Open?

Gate open daily: 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. If you have a camping reservation and will arrive late, you must contact the park before 5 p.m. to get the gate code.

How many state parks are in San Antonio?

SAN ANTONIO — Whether you are looking to swim, hike, camp, or climb trees, Texas State Parks are a great way to enjoy the outdoors. And there are eight state parks that are within an hour or two drive from San Antonio, and each have their own unique characteristics.

Is Canyon Lake Free?

Yes, in most parts of Canyon Lake you do have to pay to enter. However there are regions where you can eat on the lake and go walk down to the docks where they rent jet ski’s and boats.

Can you go to Enchanted Rock without a reservation?

The park closes to visitors without reservations when we reach capacity. Guarantee your entry into the park by reserving a day pass up to 30 days before your visit.

How hard is the hike up Enchanted Rock?

Enchanted Rock Summit Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Willow City, Texas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

What is the largest park in San Antonio?

Pearsall Park
Pearsall Park is 505 acres and is designed to offer a dynamic open space with fitness and recreational amenities ideal for facilitating health/wellness/sports activities and outdoor family/social gatherings.

What state parks are in San Antonio?

Parks Near San Antonio

Park Phone Longitude
Goliad State Park & Historic Site (361) 645-3405 -97.387265
Government Canyon State Natural Area (210) 688-9055 -98.764715
Guadalupe River State Park (830) 438-2656 -98.504463
Hill Country State Natural Area (830) 796-4413 -99.181086

Is there alligators in Canyon Lake?

It is not impossible for alligators to live in Canyon Lake. Stories exist of alligators living in the warmer waters of the river, but no one has seen them in years now that the river runs colder and clearer.

How much does Canyon Lake cost?

Park Park Type Site Fee
North Park Overnight Camping Tent Only $12.00 per night
Divers must rent a campsite to go diving. Park Closed to Everyone During Winter.
Canyon Beach Day Use Swim Beach $5.00 per Vehicle*
$2.00 per every person that walks into park who is 16 years old or older.

Do you have to pay to hike Enchanted Rock?

DAY USE FEE: $8 per day, per person 13 and older.

What to do in Government Canyon State Park?

Things to Do. Government Canyon State Natural Area offers more than 40 miles of trails. You can also camp, attend a program or guided hike, geocache, picnic, take nature photos, and look for birds and other wildlife. Your kids will connect with “natural fun” at our playscape and Discovery Trail. Reserve our gallery or group picnic pavilion…

Is the Government Canyon Campground open on Saturdays?

Check the Events Calendar on the Government Canyon State Natural Area website for specific dates. Government Canyon State Natural Area Campground open Friday and Saturday nights only.

When is Government Canyon State Natural Area closed?

Government Canyon State Natural Area implements trail closures when trails are wet & muddy.

How many miles of trails in Government Canyon?

Nearly 40 miles of trails beckon you to explore the canyonlands and grasslands of Government Canyon State Natural Area. Join us in our mission of protecting highly sensitive ecosystems by observing proper trail etiquette as you explore.