Hundreds of thousands of visitors flock here each year to enjoy its matchless vacation facilities. They swim in the clear waters of the Frio River, scoot its rapids on inner tubes, rent pedal boats, and hike its fascinating nature trails. On long summer evenings, young folks (and the young at heart) meet at the concession building for jukebox dancing every night during the summer season. Nearby is a miniature golf course, which is lighted for nighttime playing. Meals and snacks are served in the concession building, though many families prefer to take advantage of the many camping sites and do their own cooking. A limited number of cabins are available for rent. The park offers camping, hiking, nature study, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, swimming in the Frio River (unsupervised), seasonal miniature golf, paddle boat and kayak rentals (mid-March through Labor Day weekend), bike riding (surfaced).

Such a fun and beautiful park!

Fun hike, some climbing love it can be slick.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Pretty good trails for hiking. Some start very steep and others are slow and gradual. There is a nice mix of steep and easy trails to break up the hike.
I'd recommend wearing shoes with good grip since a lot of the rocks are very slick and you can take a nasty tumble.
- Bring a flashlight to explore Crystal Cave
- Some trails aren't very well marked once you reach the top

A great trail. Aeesome view from the top and finish off by jumping in the Frio.

hiking
6 months ago

Decent trails, felt invigorated after I finished them. Park is nice , gives a nice wilderness feel, although it's very very busy and commercialized.

camping
6 months ago

Very nice place to hike. Too busy for me during warmer weather so I'll plan another visit in the late fall.
There is something for everyone here, if you like the outdoors that is. Even after a heavy rain the water from the Frio River started to clear up in just a few hours. I stayed for two full days and still needed more time to see everything.
This park really is beautiful.
-camping (tent areas have water and power in many locations).
-small cabins
-larger nice cabins
-river fun
-mountain biking
-hiking
-a local grill with food and drinks (seasonal)
-grocery store in the campgrounds
-gift shop
It gets four stars because I like nature to be more secluded, this place is more like a vacation park than a nature conservation area.

Garner is a beautiful place, with some fun places to explore and nice views, but it stays crowded.