Blanco State Park is a little less than an hour west of Austin with camping ranging from $17 – $23. You can tube, kayak, fish and swim in the spring-fed Blanco River. This park claims to be the “easy start-up park” for those who are not hiking experts – like your little ones!
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McKinney Falls State Park -One of the hidden treasures around the austin area --> right off inside the city limits you have this park standing 100's of acres to nurture wildlife and flora/fauna. The Waterfalls is amazing usually visit after the "Texas shower time - May showers" where the whole park transforms into a lush green belt embracing every heart and mind within her. Very well maintained trails, camping spots and friendly park staff to clearly instruct the visitor needs