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Alerts and Important Information
Prescribed burns are planned during this timeframe (November-March), depending on weather and other factors. Prescribed fire operations and associated smoke may impact your visit. Some camping areas, lodging facilities, trails, and day-use areas may be closed for public safety. Contact the park to learn how this may affect your stay.

Eclipse Viewing
Learn more about viewing the eclipse at Government Canyon on our FAQ page.

Government Canyon State Natural Area implements trail closures when trails are wet & muddy. Contact the State Natural Area Headquarters, visit the Government Canyon State Natural Area Facebook Page, or check the Twitter feed on the Government Canyon State Natural Area webpage (bottom-right corner of the main page) for more info prior to arrival as trails may be closed due to inclement weather or poor trail conditions.

If your plans change, please modify or cancel your reservation as soon as possible to allow someone else to enjoy the park.

DAY USE FEE:
$6 per day, per person 13 and older.

Entrance fees are in addition to campsite or day use facility fees.

Group Adult Entry fee: $1 per day, per person 13 and older, available only with Group Facility rental.

OFFICE AND GATE INFORMATION:
Visitor Center hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Government Canyon State Natural Area is open to the general public only Friday-Monday from 7am to 10pm & open additional days for day use and camping around major holidays. Check the Events Calendar on the Government Canyon State Natural Area website for specific dates.

Government Canyon State Natural Area Campground open Friday and Saturday nights only.

PARK PHONE NUMBER: 210-688-9055
Notes

If arriving after the gate closes at 10pm, customers with a reservation must contact the customer center at 210-688-9055, x0 during normal business hours (8am - 5pm) to receive the gate code for entry.

Site assignments for incoming reservations and a list of sites available for walk-in campers will be posted at the campground self-service entrance station where all campers (with or without a reservation) will register their annual pass or purchase entrance permits.

Customers without a reservation will not be issued a gate code. All customers arriving after hours must register at the State Natural Area Headquarters by 9am the next morning.

Government Canyon State Natural Area camping trips are easy to plan with ReserveAmerica. Government Canyon State Natural Area campground reservations can be made online. Click one of the links below to see available campsites at Government Canyon State Natural Area or day pass availability.