If you are an outdoor enthusiast, and you enjoy spending time in beautiful state parks, then you will certainly want to add picnicking in Garner State Park to your bucket list. With nearly three miles of the Frio River flowing through the nature preserve, you will see some stunning canyon-like hills. With a beautiful river and hiking trails galore, you will have many options for stopping to enjoy a meal. Take a look at the following tips to help you make the most of your picnic:
Plan around an activity.
Located deep in the Texas hill country, Garner State Park offers a large array of different activities, including (but not limited to!) paddle boating, fishing, hiking, camping and swimming. Decide what you would like to see and do before you plan your picnic and make use of the many rental equipment options the park has to offer. Keep in mind that you may want to plan a picnic for later in the day during the summer to take advantage of the evening time famous summer dances. These dances have been taking place since the 1940s and are always very popular among the young and old alike.
Do a little research beforehand!
This may sound tiresome, but checking up before you enter the park on the wildlife and geophysical properties of the preserve will definitely enhance your visit, particularly if you are interested in the outdoors. With a wide array of birds inhabiting the area and unique and hardy plants you won’t see anywhere but in the 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’s bureau to tap into the local resources.
Decide whether you want your picnic to be a part of a camping experience, or whether you are looking for day trip options.