This park has been around a long time. It was established in 1933. The work done by the CCC in the main pavilion, stone dams, bridges, and picnic tables along the river is beautiful.
This is the dam. You can swim above the dam. Lots of people visit during the day to do just that. There is a day use area all along the river after you enter the park. To get to the camping area you have to cross a road that sits inches above the water. In case of the river flooding, everyone camping would either have to stay as the campground is higher than the river but I think they also have at least one emergency exit road.
The campground is in the area south of the river.
It's a beautiful area with lots of trees and shade.....and you can easily walk into town. It's only about 6 blocks from the entrance.
The river does flood on occasion. The last big flood created quite a bit of havoc in 2015.
The park has two camping circles. The smaller one has about 8 full hookup 50 amp sites. The other circle is larger. The sites on the outside of the circle have 30 amp water and electric. The sites on the inner side of the circle are 30 amp full hookup sites. All have covered wood picnic tables like you can see in this photo. The sites on the outside of the loop also have tent pads.
The camping area also has shelters with wood louvers on three sides to block the wind. They are fully screened and have a picnic table inside as well as outside. They also have electric.
Harley and I took a walk all along the river. There are picnic tables on both sides. There is one really long one built of stone by the CCC which I didn't get a picture to put here. It is as long as 4 picnic tables end to end.
The scenery is beautiful with lots of open space.
This was my site on the outside of the 30 amp loop. No one on my door side.
And no one on my back side.
I also took a drive up to Pedernales Falls State Park which is east of Johnson City. If you love hiking, this is a good park for you. It has lots of trails. Some sites have shade, some are sunny. It's a drive and a long walk down a hill to the water so it isn't my favorite park. During the week, there were a number of open sites.