Guadalupe River State Park

Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April, 24, 2005

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See all of the pictures taken in and around Guadalupe River State Park here!

Guadalupe River State Park is located near Bulverde and Spring Branch , Texas.  Guadalupe River State Park is in the Texas Hill Country.   The Texas State Parks web site has information on the park.  Information on this part of the Texas Hill Country can be found in the Hill Country Sun.

Our first trip to Guadlupe River State Park was mid-July of 2003. Too darn hot! This time around the weather was perfect for us. It might have been a bit cold for folks in tents. The weather forecast for Friday night called for severe thunder storms. The park had plenty of open spots Friday night. Then for Saturday night, the forecast called for the lows in the fifties. Again, many folks stayed home. It never did rain Friday night. I had to turn on the furnace Sunday morning. It was a bit on the cool side.

I liked this park the last time I was here. However, it was even better this time around. If you are looking for calm and quiet in your park experiences, visit this park off season. Anytime except summer. In the summer, when school is out, the park is too crowded.

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Left, our truck in front of the entrance to our campsite. Some of the campsites give a greater level of privacy than you would normally find in a state park.

Below left, Linda is waiting on the second dinner course.

Below right, Larry takes a self portrait.

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Above, dinner awaits us. On the barbeque grill, T-bones are cooking for Friday dinner. On the Coleman stove, Saturday morning breakfast consisting of fried potatoes, uncured organic bacon, and red and yellow peppers. Food always tastes better when you are camping.

Below left, Linda is walking the dogs in the camping circle we are in.

Below right, since this is a river access park, a number of campers have canoes and kayaks.

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Above, cypress trees line the banks of the Guadalupe River. I just love the way the cypress trees grow right out of the river. Both pictures above are made by stitching two or more pictures together.

Below, facilities around the day use area that is the only effective river access area. The building on the left is a concession stand and restroom. The building on the right is used by the State Police. I guess for crowd and river control.

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