What to do in Lockhart State Park

Lockhart State Park is 263.7 acres west of Lockhart in Caldwell County. The land was deeded by private owners between 1934 and 1937. The park was constructed by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), between1935 and 1938 and was opened as a state park in 1948. In August 1849, the Battle of Plum Creek was fought a few miles north of the park.

The park is open 7 days a week year-round, the gate does not close.

The main attraction to the park is its natural beauty. Wildlife includes deer, coyote, bobcat, fox, raccoon, opossum, armadillo, nutria, rabbit, squirrel, many varieties of birds, and several types of snakes, including rattlesnake and coral snake. Favorite catches in Clear Fork Creek are bass, catfish, and sunfish.

Facilities include restrooms with showers; picnic sites (including a group picnic area, with 4 tables); campsites with water and electricity; campsites with water, electricity, and sewer; 1.5 miles of hiking trails; a recreation hall with restrooms without showers, a patio, a picnic area, playground equipment, and a kitchen with a stove and a refrigerator available, (day-use capacity 75, overnight-use capacity 75); and a swimming pool, with individual and family seasonal passes available. The golf course offers daily, weekend, and holiday rates; annual individual and family passes; and carts for rent; there is a trail fee for private golf carts.

Nearby attractions include Palmetto , Bastrop, and Buescher State Parks and Monument Hill/Kreische Brewery State Historical Parks. Locally, the Emanuel Episcopal Church in Lockhart is one of the oldest Protestant churches in continuous use in Texas.

Camping and entrance fees vary. For reservations, call 512/389-8900. Current weather conditions including fire bans and water levels can vary from day to day. For more details, call the park or Park Information at 1-800-792-1112.

Activities include picnicking; camping; fishing; hiking; nature study; and a 9-hole golf course, the only staff-operated course in the Texas State Park System.

To reach the park, go 1 mile south of Lockhart on US Highway 183 to FM 20, then southwest on FM 20 for 2 miles to Park Road 10, then one mile south on Park Road 10.

Lockhart State Park is located at a elevations from 388 to 705 feet. Temperatures within the park range from an average January minimum low of 44 degrees and a July average maximum of 93 degrees. The average annual rainfall is 42.2 degrees. Current weather conditions can vary from day to day. For more details, call the park or Park Information at 1-800-792-1112.

4179 State Park Road
Lockhart, TX 78644-9716

Phone: 512/398-3479

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