Lost Maples is a State Natural Area and therefore has been developed only enough to provide access to visitors, while still protecting its natural character. Backwoods campers hike into one of the eight primitive camping areas sprinkled around the park. We did have to walk through a few rivers, none we're higher than my knees. We only saw 4 people on the entire hike. Campground facilities are good for both recreational vehicles and tent campers.  |  Little access with car and bring hiking poles or sticks to help... If you enjoy the outdoors I definitely suggest this place. Check the park Trails Map (PDF) for primitive area locations.Â. It was a little difficult once we hit the steep of the hike, climbing mostly up giant rocks but my son didn't it without complaint. Lost Maples State Natural Area Strap on your backpack and start walking to find the perfect place to camp at Lost Maples. One route follows the East Trail and the spur to the scenic overlook [Note: the overlook located near primitive camping area B, looking down into Sabinal For other general pet restrictions check the Texas State Park Regulations. I went here with my 6 year old and my mom in April. Lost Maples State Natural Area Trails Map Black-capped Vireo 37221 FM 187 Vanderpool, TX 78885 (830) 966-3413 www.texasstateparks.org LEGEND Headquarters Restrooms Parking Wildlife Viewing Scenic Overlook Day Use On both days we encountered very few people although I expect during the fall "color" season the park can get quite crowded. We didn't see any body at the top of hills. For other general pet restrictions check the Texas State Park Regulations. If you go on weekends an early Friday afternoon arrival allows for the best site. Group camping is also available.You can also A maximum of six people can camp at each site; each primitive ��� Lost Maples State Natural Area is located in the Hill Country approximately five miles north of Vanderpool on Ranch Road 187. We stayed a total of 3 nights at Lost Maples, left two days early and stayed the rest of our time at Enchanted Rock. more. Saddle up to the Sabinal River when you stay the night at Lost Maples. Lost Maples RV and Camping in Vanderpool is rated 8.0 of 10 at Campground Reviews. Well, tree will be trees. Please call the park or park information (1-800-792-1112) for the latest updates. We got there at 3:00pm after a long drive. Back in sites. That it was going to be like last year and just have the leaves die and fall off without any change in color. Beautiful scenery. Best trails in Lost Maples State Natural Area, Texas | AllTrails The Natural Area costs $6 per person 13 years or older. Lost Maples State Natural Area campground has 30 single-family campsites (all with electric hookups) and is located along the Sabinal River in the Edwards Plateau Region of Texas. For park specific pet restrictions contact the park. This was also one of the designated primitive camping areas. Fairly well maintained. We visited the second week of November to hike and view fall foliage. In the center of the park are two small lakes along Can Creek. Bathrooms well lit but not much ventilation. It was sparsely occupied while we were there. (Photo by kharker) A pond along the trail at Lost Maples State Park. Primitive Campsites (Hike-in) People per Site: 6 Number of Sites: 50 Backpacking equipment suggested. Many trails are moderate to challenging. Make sure you stop for any supplies and/or ice before leaving Junction-no where to stop after turning off. Note: Information and prices are subject to change. 131 were here. Lost Maples State Natural Area is five miles north of Vanderpool , ��� Today I ended up at Lost Maples , a short 50 mile drive from Kerrville, TX. On arriving at Lost Maples I spent a relaxing hour and a half exploring the Maple Trail, about 20 minutes in the bird blind by the upper overflow parking lot, and time with the Birding hosts. Price:adult/child under 13yr $6/free, primitive camping $10, tent & RV sites $20 Bird-watching is another popular attraction at Lost Maples due to green kingfishers, who take up residence in the park year-round. We are planning a Big Bend primitive camping Rim excursion in October and needed an excuse for gear, physical and mental testing. There is a Texas State Park Store, approximately 1/2 This particular trip was initiated as a ���gear shake down��� event. Our trip was at the end of October, we knew that it was borderline if we were going to see any change in the Maples. I can only review the RV/trailer area. Fires prohibited; containerized fuel stoves ok for cooking only, Off-trail hiking/rock climbing not allowed, Pets allowed on leash; pick up & dispose of pet waste properly, Carry out all trash & dispose of it properly, Area A - lower elevation on East Trail, close to the Sabinal River, with a composting toilet, Area B - higher elevation, 100 yards off East Trail, Area E - higher elevation, 100 yards off West Trail, with a short hike to a composting toilet, Area F - higher elevation, 100 yards off West Trail, with a short hike to a composting toiletÂ, Area G - lower elevation, on West Trail Loop, Area H - higher elevation, on West Trail Loop. Call the park and ask if the trees will deliver the color you're expecting. Please call the park or park information (1-800-792-1112) for the latest updates. We stayed one night in the camp area. Highway 39 from Ingram to Hwy 187 south is narrow and winding with ups and downs so one must maintain an average 40-45 MPH. Sometimes when you venture off into the wilderness you don���t really want to be side-by-side with another family of car campers. Eight large primitive camp areas are along the trails, most in higher or more remote sections. If you wish to use water and electric, you can set your tent up at one of our RV sites for $20 night. The 30 campsites here come with water and electric hookups, plus picnic tables for dining on your classy camping grub. This is a small, secluded park with excellent hiking trails. Note: Information and prices are subject to change. See temporary closures and business changes, Trails Map (PDF) for primitive area locations. PRIMITIVE CAMPSITES - From $10 / Night We have several sites for primitive camping (no water or electric) that are $10 a night. Be careful not to make all of your decisions for the great pictures online. Please visit our website at lostmaplesrvandcamping.com to book your reservation. Although it's listed as a wifi area there is no cell phone service here at all so be prepared.Definately a destination spot not a travel stop- 67 miles from I10. Carry out all trash and dispose of it responsibly. For park specific pet restrictions contact the park. Nice grassy areas. We decided to hike up the route and stay at Primitive Campsite F. It was on top of the mountain so we were expecting some great views. As birders, we visited Lost Maples SNA for it's population of endangered Black-capped Vireos and Golden-cheeked Warblers. I take a trip to the Lost Maples State Natural Area in Texas for 2 nights of backpacking and exploring. Here are the 30 Texas State parks with primitive camping. The direct and official information for Lost Maples RV and Camping in Vanderpool, Texas. Content of this site copyright Texas Parks and Wildlife Department unless otherwise noted. 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