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Lost Maples State Park

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I have decided to start writing about all the camping spots we visit from now on. Back when we lived in Colorado it was hard to find a good campsite. I ended up finding a gem less than an hour from us through someones camping blog. I was so happy to discover this blog and now I can write about the camping we’ve done. I hope this helps other families decide where to camp like that blog helped us.

Last weekend for our anniversary we went camping at Lost Maples State Park. This park is about 2 hours outside of San Antonio. The drive is pretty because you go through hill country and see beautiful rivers and trees. The campground was not very large and it was a mix of tent and rv camping. There are RV hookups but no sewer. For tent campers there is one very clean bathroom with shower stalls. The campground is not as private as I would have liked because the lack of trees. Each spot has a nice shade built over the table and a fire pit with lamp post. The park has hikes ranging from 0.8mi to 5mi. It’s situated next to a tall canyon lined with maple trees. There are spots where you can swim in the crystal clear spring fed river.

The rangers drove through the campground several times a day to patrol. All the neighbors were quiet and respectful. There is no place to buy firewood at the park and collecting firewood is prohibited. There is a store a few miles up the road from the park that sells firewood for $5.99. The store also has gas and other necessities that could have been forgotten. It was a beautiful spot and I see why it gets booked up when the maple leaves start changing for fall. Would we come back? Yes we would come visit again, but probably won’t for a while. There are too many other campgrounds we need to try.
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