Texas State Parks

Lost Maples State Park

Vanderpool, Texas

People that are in the know, know that Lost Maples State Park is a great place to be when the leaves turn in the fall. Actually too many people know because if you plan on going to the park during peak color season, late October through November, you may be turned away because the park is full. The middle of the week is better but still pretty crowded.

If you would like to bring your RV and camp in the park during the "color" season, it is best to make reservation in December or January before the fall season.

The good news is that the rest of the year the park is still beautiful and filled with great natural beauty, the Sabinal River and lots of hiking trails.   Another advantage, you might have the whole park to yourself.

Several years ago we took our travel trailer to the Lost Maples State Park in the spring. We enjoyed hiking around the Sabinal river and enjoyed the spring flowers. For several days we were the only ones in the park. We had such a relaxing time that we decided to shoot a campfire cooking video and had a lot of fun doing it. You can see it by following this link:

How much fun was that! We loved it. You can have fun too.


  •   6 - Primitive Campsites
  • 30 - Campsites with water, electric (20/30/ amp)

The Grid

  • Cell Phone: Verizon NONE
  • Wi-Fi: Maybe at the park office
  • Television: Cable: No Over the air: No


During Fall colors, the park can be very busy
During Fall colors, the park can be very busy.
Sabinal River rins through the park.
Sabinal River runs through the park.
The park is just starting to turn.
The park is just starting to turn.

Updated: 11 May 2020