This is an unusual botanical area that resembles the tropics more than Central Texas. The ranges of eastern and western species merge, resulting in an astounding diversity of plant and animal life. Most notably, a stand of dwarf palmetto (Sabal minor) plants, from which the park gets its name, is found around the park's ephemeral swamp. These palmettos are found in East and Southeast Texas, as well as much of the southeastern United States, but only individuals or small clumps are found to the west and north of this park. Wildlife frequently seen in the park includes white-tailed deer, armadillos, squirrels, raccoons and numerous birds.
Posted by: TrailAPI
on April 9, 2013
Activities include camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, birding, nature study, pedal boat and canoe rentals, swimming, tubing and canoeing.
Drinking Water, Dump Station, Fire Ring, Flush Toilet, Grill, Hookup - Electric, Hookup - Sewer, Hookup - Water, Pets OK, Picnic Table, Showers, Trash
$12-$20 per night
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Reviews of Palmetto State Park
Reviewed by KatNipp on December 29, 2014
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This is a great park! It is swampy in some areas, which is kinda neat but not my favorite setting. But, the park has much more to offer. There are some great hikes and they've recently widened trails and put in some boardwalks making it a very nice hike. There are interpretive trails, too.
You can also walk down to the river and take a swim by the bridge. Perfect for kids - not too deep or strong flowing. Great place to cool off in a summer campout!
The sites are really nice and all amenities in good shape. Definitely a great park and one we've returned to a couple times.
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