Blanco State Park – Blanco TX

Description

Blanco State Park is located in historic Blanco, Texas. The park offers camping, hiking, fishing and swimming and scenic views of the Blanco River. In 1933 local landowners donated just over 100 acres for the park. The CCC worked here until 1934; this was one of their first projects.

CCC construction in the park includes:

“Park Road 23, Culverts and Bridges, Retaining Wall and Steps, Stone Walks, Stone Dams, Picnic Tables, Rock Seats, Benches, Picnic Table and Bench Combinations, Camp Stoves, Rock Wall, Concession House-Café (currently a maintenance building), Concession Building (currently the group pavilion), and Pump House (no longer in use). The Custodian’s Cabin burned in 1941 (replacement in a similar style was designed but not built; the current structure dates from the 1980s and does not resemble 1930s-era design). The Entrance Portals, Wells, and Latrine no longer exist.”    (http://texascccparks.org)

Source notes

Campground plaque.

http://texascccparks.org/parks/blanco/
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/blancohttp://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/blanco

Project originally submitted by Elizabeth Hilburn on March 16, 2013.

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Location Info


101 Park Road 23
Blanco, Texas 78606

Coordinates: 30.0901919, -98.4242506

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