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Palmetto State Park

78 Park Road 11 South
Gonzales, TX 78629


Palmetto State Park, named for the tropical dwarf palmettos found here, is 270.3 acres in Gonzales County, northwest of Gonzales and southeast of Luling. The park abuts the San Marcos River and also has a four-acre oxbow lake.

The state acquired the land from private owners and the city of Gonzales in 1934 to 1936. The park opened in 1936.

Civilian Conservation Corps: The men of the Civilian Conservation Corps built many stone facilities in the park during the 1930s. This includes the entry road (Park Road 11), group pavilion, water tower and low water crossing on the river. Learn more about the CCC’s work here at The Look of Nature: Palmetto.

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