Lockhart State Park

Saturday, June 5 through Sunday, June 6, 2004

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Lockhart State Park is located near Lockhart , Texas.  Lockhart is in Prairies and Lakes region of Texas .   The Texas State Parks web site has information and a map of the park.

Lockhart is known far and wide as a great place for barbeque. Whenever there is a 10 greatest barbeque list for all of Texas, Lockhart consistently has two barbeque places in the top 10. I was in Lockhart over ten years ago with neighbors. We did a Sunday trip to Lockhart to get us some of that good old barbeque. It was good. Driving through town we saw three places that looked like they would make the top ten list.

In the ten years since we visited Lockhart, the town has grown out quite a bit. It is rapidly becoming a bedroom community for Austin.

Lockhart State Park was much better than I expected. I thought the only things the park would have to offer would be the golf course and the swimming pool. I'm not a golfer and swimming is just a fast track to a sunburn. The park is very well maintained. The staff is really nice and helpful. The other campers are polite and well behaved. The park was completely full the night we were there.

I guess the part I liked the best was riding bikes all over the park.

Below, we rode our bikes up to the Scenic Overlook and Recreation Hall. The ride up the hill nearly wiped Linda out. It got me pretty winded too. Below left is the view of the rodeo from the overlook. On the right, we are talking to some of the folks who were renting the recreation hall.
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The swimming pool is currently being renovated. Don't know when it will be completed. It looks like they have a ways to go.

Below is a playgound.

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Below are the full hookup campsites in a 360 ° panarama view. The campground is a big circle.

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