- Much of the attraction to the Blanco State Park is its ability to provide a selection of water based and land based recreational activities.
Facilities include restrooms with and without showers; campsites with water and electricity; campsites with water, electricity, and sewer; screened shelters; a group picnic area ("Long Tables"); a group picnic pavilion built by the C.C.C; a sanitary dump station; group, day-use facilities; playgrounds; and a Texas State Park Store. Ira Caswell Nature Trail, a 3/4-mile loop trail, is for hiking or nature study; a self-guided booklet will be available for a small fee at the Texas State Park Store. The park is located on the south side of Blanco, 40 miles north of San Antonio on US Highway 281; turn on Park Road 23 or 48 miles west of Austin on US Highway 290 to US Highway 281, then south on Park Road 23. The park is only 4 blocks south of the town square.