If you are an outdoor enthusiast and enjoy spending time in beautiful state parks, you will definitely want to add a picnic in Garner State Park to your book list. With nearly three miles of Frio River running through the nature reserve, you will see some amazing canyon-like hills. With a beautiful river and hiking trails galore, you will have many options to stop to enjoy a meal. Take a look at the following tips to help you get the most out of your picnic:
Plan around an activity.
Garner State Park is located deep in Texas Hill and offers a wide variety of activities including (but not limited to!) Paddle boating, fishing, hiking, camping and swimming. Decide what you want to see and do before planning a picnic, and take advantage of the many rental options the park has to offer. Remember, you may want to plan a picnic later in the day in the summer to take advantage of the famous summer dances in the evening. These dances have taken place since the 1940s and are always very popular with young and old.
Do some research in advance!
This may sound tiring, but checking up before entering the park for nature and geophysical properties of conservation will definitely enhance your visit, especially if you are interested in nature. With a wide variety of birds that live in the area and unique and hardy plants you won't see anywhere else, but in Texas Hill Country, you will get more out of your visit if you know what to look for. Visit the Garner State Park website or check with Uvalde and Concan's visitor agency to take advantage of local resources.
Decide if you want picnics to be part of a camping experience, or if you are looking for day trips.
Because Garner State Park is such a popular place to visit, you need to plan your trip in advance. Often you may come across a waiting list, especially during peak times of the year, including spring and summer months. If you are interested in staying overnight, you can call in advance to inquire about campsites and cabins. If checking out the park for its daily use is more in line with your plans, you can call ahead to check the wait, if any, to enter the park. The nature area is located in the small Texas town of Texas and is close to Uvalde. Check out these two cities for different accommodations, including local bed and breakfasts, other campsites and hotel rooms.
Bring proper food.
And of course, don't forget to pack good, filling foods for the most important aspect of your picnic! Hard bread and biscuits do well on picnics, as well as easy-to-eat fruits, such as apples and berries. Bring plenty of water as it can get quite hot during the year. And no matter what, make sure you pick up the trash!