Lockhart State Park RV & Campground Guide

Texas

Created in 1948, Lockhart State Park is located about 3.5 miles south of Lockhart, Texas, and within 35 miles of Austin and New Braunfels. It is one of the few state parks in Texas to feature a golf course, which was laid out by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The Corps also built several bridges, the recreation hall, the stone water tower, and several other structures that you can see in the park. Lockhart State Park offers visitors the chance to go swimming, hiking, and fishing in Clear Fork Creek. Regardless of what you do to pass the time, you'll enjoy great temperatures year-round.

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Weather
Spring 57-78 F
Summer 72-93 F
Fall 64-87 F
Winter 43-65 F
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Nearby Cities
Lockhart, Texas
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lockhart State Park

Consider bringing your RV when you visit Lockhart State Park because you will want plenty of time to enjoy all the wonderful activities available at the park and in the surrounding area. If you do not have an RV, rent one on RVshare.com

Lockhart State Park Campground

There are 20 sites available at this park. Some offer full hookups while others offer only electricity. Rates start at $20 a night. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Covered picnic table, restrooms 

Circle R Ranch Resort

Operated by the same family for decades, this RV park features a laid-back atmosphere. Daily rates start at $30, and you can get a discount on weekly and monthly rates. 

• Water hookup: No 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Dump station 

Pecan Creek RV Park

Extra-large lots are available in both sections of this campground, and each section has a laundry room. Rates start at about $48 per night, and weekly and monthly rates are available. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Laundry room 

Cowboy RV Park

Participate in OK Corral movie nights and special entertainment held in the open-air pavilion. Rates at this RV campground start at about $40 per night. Weekly and monthly rates are available. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Movie nights, open-air pavilion 

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What to Do at
Lockhart State Park

Inside Lockhart State Park

The nine-hole golf course has challenged many players since its construction in 1938, and you can borrow equipment from the park’s headquarters to play this historic course. The Clear Fork River at Lockhart State Park is stocked with a variety of fish. You can also hike in this park to see a variety of wildlife. The swimming pool that was constructed in the 1950s is a favorite among campers and local residents on a hot summer day. 

Outside Lockhart State Park

If you get tired of exploring this park, there is plenty to do in the surrounding area. The park’s proximity to Austin means you can do many things there, but there are plenty of restaurants, shops, and attractions to explore without heading to the capital city. The park also sits near cities that are known for their tourism, and you can find many scenic drives to take. Lockhart is known as the barbecue capital of Texas, and many have tried to dine their way through this city. 

Restaurants

Black’s Barbecue

Initially opened in 1932, this restaurant that continues to be operated by the same family is the oldest barbecue house in Texas. 

Type: BBQ

Location: 215 North Main Street, Lockhart, TX 78644

Smitty’s Market

Located in a building that was constructed in 1924, this barbecue restaurant has been operated by the Schmidt family since 1948. 

Type: BBQ

Location: 208 South Commerce Street, Lockhart, TX 78644

Kreuz Market

Get all your Texas barbecue favorites at this local restaurant that was originally a grocery store opened in 1875. 

Type: BBQ

Location: 619 North Colorado Street, Lockhart, TX 78644

Chisholm Trail BBQ

At this barbecue restaurant, you can choose full-fat or lean barbecue, and be sure to finish your meal with peach cobbler and vanilla ice cream. 

Type: BBQ

Location: 1323 South Colorado Street, Lockhart, TX 78644

Market Street Café

This café serves Sunday brunch along with other entrees during the week. 

Type: Brunch

Location: 102 East Market Street, Lockhart, TX 78644

Shopping

Bevies Fine Wines & Spirits

Find wine, beer, hard cider, and other liquors at this store where frequent tastings are held. 

Location: 415 South Commerce, Lockhart, TX 78644

Flash Candy and Toys

Find craft supplies, toys, and your favorite nonalcoholic drinks at this store. 

Location: 110 South Commerce, Lockhart, TX 78644

Upscale Resale Thrift Store

Vintage and antique furniture, glassware, collectibles, and transportation-related items are just some of the things that you can buy at this thrift shop.

Location: 301 East San Antonio, Lockhart, TX 78644

Manny Gammage’s Texas Hatters, Inc.

Vintage and antique furniture, glassware, collectibles, and transportation-related items are just some of the things that you can buy at this thrift shop. 

Location: 301 East San Antonio, Lockhart, TX 78644

Manny Gammage’s Texas Hatters, Inc.

Since 1926, this family store has been making hats for men and women, and you will want to check out their wide selection. 

Location: 911 South Commerce, Lockhart, TX 78644

Fields Stable Antiques

Find antiques, Western wear, jewelry, and more at this shop. 

Location: 118 North Main Street, Lockhart, TX 78644

Sightseeing

Caldwell County Jailhouse Museum

Constructed in the Norman-Castellated architectural style, this jail was used from 1909 to 1983, and you can see the cells along with historical photos and displays when you visit.

Location: 315 East Market Street, Lockhart, TX 78644

Dr. Eugene Clark Library

This library is the oldest continually operating library in Texas, and you will want to see the art inside, including the floor-to-ceiling stained-glass windows. 

Location: 217 South Main, Lockhart, TX 78644

Gaslight-Baker Theatre

See live performances at this theater that was built in the 1920s, but be sure to check their schedule. 

Location: 216 South Main, Lockhart, TX 78644

Zedler Mill Museum & Park

This park complex contains a restored mill and industrial buildings from the late 1800s. 

Location: 1170 South Laurel Avenue, Luling, TX 78648

Luling Zedler Mill Paddling Trail

This park complex contains a restored mill and industrial buildings from the late 1800s. 

Location: 1170 South Laurel Avenue, Luling, TX 78648

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How to Get to
Lockhart State Park

If you are in Austin, then getting to Lockhart State Park is easy. Get on Interstate 35 South and take Exit 223, which is the Creedmoor exit. Stay on the frontage road and turn left on FM 1327. Follow the signs to get on TX 45 East. Exit onto TX 130 South. Then, exit onto U.S. 183 South and follow that until you reach the park. 

Entering Lockhart State Park

Lockhart State Park is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Passes must be reserved online or by phone prior to visiting. 

Per person : $3

Children 12 and under are free.

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