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Save the Day Passes
Many parks fill to capacity on weekends and holidays. Pre-purchase a day pass and guarantee your entry and parking. Day passes are:
  • Only valid for entry during the time slot you select. Once you enter, you may stay in the park for the rest of the day.
  • Valid until 10 p.m., unless the park closes earlier.
  • Available up to 1 month in advance.
  • Not transferrable to another person or park.
  • Also sold at the park, if available.
Learn more about Save the Day Passes.
Driving Directions
From San Antonio:
Take Hwy 16 North to Bandera. From Bandera turn South on Hwy 173. Go almost 1/2 mile to Ranch Road 1077. Turn right and go 10 miles to the park.

From Houston:
Take I 10 West to Seguin. Exit on Hwy 46 to New Braunfels. Continue on Hwy 46 through Boerne to Hwy 16. Turn right on Hwy 16 to Bandera. From Bandera turn South on Hwy 173. Go almost 1/2 mile to RR 1077. Turn right and go 10 miles to the park.
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.

Nov. 6-8, Nov. 20-22, Dec. 4-6, Dec. 26-28, and Jan. 22-24
The entire park will be closed from 10pm the night before the first day of the hunt and will reopen at Noon on the last day of the hunt.

No horse washing allowed until further notice due to water conservation measures. Please be advised and plan accordingly.

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

$6 per day, per person 13 and older.

Park open 8am to 10pm - seven days a week, year round.

Park gate only locks during emergencies such as floods, overcrowding & public hunts. Otherwise open 24 hours.

Units for Hill Country State Natural Area are defined as: Any motorized vehicle or trailer with sleep quarters will count against the two vehicle campsite limit. Horse only trailers will not be counted against the two vehicle per campsite limit. Any units occupying sites above the established limit will be charged excess vehicle fees.

Hill Country State Natural Area offers a 5400 acre undeveloped setting for Equestrian use, backpacking, hiking, and all-terrain bicycling.There are 3 backpacking areas and 1 equestrian area available on a 1st come, 1st serve basis. Call park for availability. Must stay on trail. Contact Park staff if water is required at equestrian site.

Guide service providers can help you explore this remote natural area or try a new activity. Services include horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking. A list of the official guide service providers for Hill Country State Natural Area can be found on the Hill Country State Natural Area Guide Service Providers page at http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/hill-country/guide-service/

The Group Lodge and Chapa Group Area are only available by calling the Customer Service Center at 512-389-8900.

Pets are allowed at all sites in the park except inside the Group Lodge.

PARK PHONE NUMBER: 830-796-4413
There is no gate; no gate code is necessary for entry.

Customers are encouraged to call State Natural Area (SNA) Headquarters before 5pm on the day of their arrival. Customers arriving after hours must use the Self-Pay Station located at the State Natural Area Headquarters. Clipboards containing occupancy information for each campsite and overnight facility is posted at the Self-Pay Station. Campsites for customers without a reservation are first-come first-serve for unoccupied campsites and are only guaranteed for night of arrival. Maps of the State Natural Area, fees, and instructions for self-pay envelopes are posted at the Self-Pay Station. All overnight customers must register at State Natural Area Headquarters by 9am the next morning.

All after hours customers must call State Natural Area Headquarters before 4:00pm on the day of their arrival to arrange for key drop and further instructions.

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

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