Palmetto State Park, Gonzales, Texas
78 Park Road 11 South
Gonzales, TX 78629-5180
RATES: $18 plus $6 fee
Tent sites - $12 plus fee
CHECK IN/OUT: Check in at 2 pm/Check out at 2 pm.
ACCESS: 7 am - 10 pm.
MAPS: At Entry Gate
SITES: 18 rv sites and
19 ten sites
PULL THRUS: No
PICNIC SHELTERS: Yes
SITE SURFACE: Paved
HOOK-UPS: Water & 30/50 Amp
DUMP STATION: Yes
SHADE TREES: Yes
BOAT RAMP: No
FEATURES: Oxbow Lake, fishing, swimming and canoe rentals
PET FRIENDLY: Yes
Lulling Oil Museum
Palmetto State Park was acquired by deeds from private owners and the city of Gonzales in 1934 and opened in 1936. The park is named for the dwarf palmetto (Sabal minor), which grows abundantly throughout the park.
The park abuts the San Marcos River and also has a 4 acre lake called Lake Oxbow that is spring fed. There are many bogs throughout the park giving the park a jungle-like atmosphere.
We stayed overnight here in March 2018 on our way out west from Georgia. We enjoyed walking around the park and hiked the San Marcos River Trail. It's a very small park but plenty of walking available and we would have enjoyed one more day to explore.
Travel 10 miles northwest of Gonzales on US 183 to FM 1586
Then travel west on FM 1586 for two miles to Ottine.
Travel south on Park Road 11
Travel six miles southeast of Luling on US 183
Then travel southwest on Park Road 11 for two miles