Common questions

What is the best time to visit Lost Maples?

What is the best time to visit Lost Maples?

When Is the Best Time to Visit Lost Maples? Late October to Mid-November is usually when the leaves change colors and fall. We recommend you check out the Lost Maples Fall Foliage Report to keep up-to-date.

Is swimming allowed at Lost Maples State Park?

The clear waters of the small Sabinal River run through the park and are easy to access for picnicking, swimming, or fishing. Lost Maples State Park has over 10 miles of hiking and backpacking trails.

Is there service in Lost Maples?

Lost Maples Cafe was a nice lunch place in Utopia. There is a propane station right outside of town with ample room to pull around for refills. There is ZERO cell service (we have AT) inside the park.

Can you bring dogs to Lost Maples?

Lost Maples State Natural Area. As at all state parks, dogs must remain on a leash no longer than six feet and are not permitted in buildings.

What is there to do at Lost Maples State Park?

Lost Maples State Natural Area/State

What towns are close to Lost Maples State Park?

The small town of Utopia is located on the Sabinal River fifteen miles to the south. Leakey, on the Frio River twenty miles to the west, is a popular tourist area, as is Bandera, forty miles to the east. The nearest large city is San Antonio, eighty miles to the southeast.

How far is Garner State Park from Lost Maples?

19 miles
The distance between Garner State Park and Lost Maples State Natural Area is 19 miles. The road distance is 30.5 miles.

How long is Lost Maples Trail?

4.4 mile
Lost Maples East Trail Loop is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Vanderpool, Texas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

What is there to do in Lost Maples State Park?

What is there to do at Lost Maples State park?

Do you have to make reservations for Lost Maples State park?

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. October and November are our busiest times. We reach capacity daily. To guarantee entrance, reserve passes online, or by calling the customer service center, before you visit.

Why is it called Lost Maples State Park?

When the Ice Age ended and the climate warmed, the only maple trees that survived were the Bigtooth Maples in the protected canyons. Texas Parks and Wildlife says most of these maples live in cooler climates, making the Texas trees seem out of place or “lost.” Hence the name Lost Maples State Natural Area.