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Blanco has all the charm and friendliness of a small Texas town, while offering exceptional live music, art and cultural events and historic options for visitors and residents to enjoy. The beautiful Blanco River, with access through the Blanco State Park, is the jewel of this exceptional community. Visitors planning to explore the Hill Country also like Blanco’s central location. A number of interesting places located within a 40-mile radius of Blanco include Fredericksburg, Enchanted Rock State Natural area, Lyndon B. Johnson National and State Historical Parks, Boerne, Gruene, Johnson City, Canyon Lake and Pedernales State Park.

Within Blanco State Park, the river with its blue-green water is the star attraction. Two flood control dams, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, create favorite swimming and wading areas. A large concrete picnic table beneath a canopy of pecan trees and an open-air pavilion, both overlooking the river and built by the CCC, are used for family gatherings. Children may take their pick of two playgrounds near the campgrounds.

For a closer look at small town life, bring a bike and cycle through Blanco. From either end of the park, bicyclers have easy access to city streets. For hikers and walkers, the town’s historic square is a minute jaunt from the campgrounds. There park guests can browse through a variety of antique and gift shops. Blanco’s majestic centerpiece on the square is the Old Blanco County courthouse built in 1885.

 

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