234 Ranch Road 1050, Concan, TX 78838, US

(830) 232-5999

We help sustain & improve Garner Park for all generations.



If you have reservations for camping  at Garner State  Park your check in will be eased by calling The Reservation Center in  Austin (512)-389-8900 prior to your visit. If you have incomplete  information your registration will need to be updated.  Include  where/when you are camping, amount of cars, amount of people at campsite  and license plate number.  The absence of information will slow the  entry. There is no entry to headquarters building.  All communication  will be through the drive in window or posted.

Thank you all and hope to see you at the Visitor and Nature Center at Garner State Park soon.

Visitor AND NATURE Center


Located on the west side of the park in Shady Meadows camping area.

The Friends of Garner Nature and Visitor Center will open again starting May 22, 2020.   Hours are 9-3 Mon-Sat, and 9-1 on Sundays.

Due to Covid-19, the management will have procedures for social distancing and disinfecting.  Please practice 6' social distancing inside the Visitor Center building.  Hand  sanitizer is located just inside the door for use when entering the  building.  A limit of 6 people may be inside at one time because space is limited.  Children are welcome if a parent holds their hands. Visitors are encouraged to wear face masks.



Hayrides Postponed Temporarily

For many years, The Friends of Garner have had the pleasure of presenting the history, culture, and the remote areas of Garner State Park by touring the park on a hay wagon.    Due to Covid-19, our hayrides have been discontinued until at least May 31, 2020.   At that time, a determination to continue the hayrides will be made utilizing Governor  Abbot’s recommendations, CDC guidelines, and our volunteers’ willingness  to participate in a safe manner.

Ongoing Events


January 17-19, 2020: We had a good turnout, in spite of rainy weather. About 65 participants helped with cleanup and restoration of our park. Thank you for coming back every year to sustain and improve Garner Park.

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our Garner guests, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Friends of Garner

234 Ranch Road 1050, Concan, TX 78838, US

(830) 232-5999

Visitor Center Hours


09:00 am – 03:00 pm


09:00 am – 03:00 pm


09:00 am – 03:00 pm


09:00 am – 03:00 pm


09:00 am – 03:00 pm


09:00 am – 03:00 pm


09:00 am – 01:00 pm

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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.