234 Ranch Road 1050, Concan, TX 78838, US

(830) 232-5999

We help sustain & improve Garner Park for all generations.




 Friends Of Garner has a new feature at their Visitor Center just waiting for you. It’s time to relax and have a good time when you’re at Garner State Park. Come by and browse our informative store, bring a book, and take a book. Our library is here for you. We have some children’s books but would appreciate a donation if you have any. No book to bring?  No problem as a small donation to FOG would be appreciated! Happy reading, happy times and happy camping!Visit FRIENDS OF GARNER VISITOR CENTER for information on trails and events. Browse the center for your historical, educational and commemorative items .



Located on the west side of the park in Shady Meadows camping area. Phone (830) 232-5999.



Old Fashioned Summer Hayrides - July 4, 9-11, 16-18, 23, 25, 30, Aug. 1, 6, 8

Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register by 2:45 at the Visitor Center. (Limited seating.) You can enjoy riding around the north end of the park on a hay wagon. We will have a narrator to share Garner history and to answer your questions.

More hayride information

September 7-8 - River Cleanup

Come help bash the trash and keep the Frio beautiful. Meet at the Visitor Center for instructions.

November 30 - Holiday Open House

Start your holiday memories at the Visitor Center with cookies, old fashioned Wassail, and crafts for the kids.

January 18-20, 2020 - Trail Work Weekend

Come help clean up and maintain our excellent trail system. Yearly tradition. Always fun and rewarding.

become a friend of garner for only $25 per family per year

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Friends of Garner

234 Ranch Road 1050, Concan, TX 78838, US

(830) 232-5999

Visitor Center Hours


9:00 am – 3:00 pm


9:00 am – 3:00 pm


9:00 am – 3:00 pm


9:00 am – 3:00 pm


9:00 am – 3:00 pm


9:00 am – 3:00 pm


9:00 am – 1:00 pm



We are the Friends of Garner.

For those who float the river all day and dance all night...

For those who hike the trails...
For those who appreciate outdoor beauty and wildlife...
For those who return year after year...

We are the Friends of Garner.

For thousands of years, people have enjoyed the protection of the hills, the lushness of the land, the abundance of the animals, and the coolness of the Frio River... the same reasons we love it today.

We are the Friends of Garner.

We formed our non-profit organization solely to conserve and preserve your Garner State Park for generations through donations and activities.

We are the Friends of Garner.