Blanco State Park Article

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Blanco State Park
A photo of Blanco State Park with ice covering everything
An icy day in Blanco State Park
A map of Texas showing the location of Blanco State Park
A map of Texas showing the location of Blanco State Park
Location Blanco County, Texas, United States
Nearest city Blanco
Coordinates 30°5′22″N 98°25′26″W / 30.08944°N 98.42389°W / 30.08944; -98.42389 [1]
BLANCO STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

30°5′22″N 98°25′26″W / 30.08944°N 98.42389°W / 30.08944; -98.42389 [1]
Area104.6 acres (42.3 ha)
Established1934
Visitors107,540 [2] (in 2007)
Governing body Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/blanco

Blanco State Park is a 104.6-acre (42.3 ha) park, along a mile of the Blanco River, on the southern edge of Blanco, Texas. It features camping, picnicking, screened shelters, swimming, tubing, nature trails, and a wildlife viewing station. The park is hilly with mostly cedar, and pecan trees. Among the animals seen at the park are nutria, mallards, raccoon, armadillo and squirrel. [3]

Much of the early development of the park was done by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, including a group picnic pavilion.

On May 24, 2015 the park was hit by a catastrophic flood

See also

References

  1. ^ "Blanco State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "Texas State Parks: Natural Economic Assets". Window on State Government. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "Blanco State Park". Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Retrieved January 7, 2013.