234 Ranch Road 1050, Concan, TX 78838, US

(830) 232-5999

We help sustain & improve Garner Park for all generations.


30th annual frio river trash bash


The natural beauty of the Frio attracts more than 400,000 campers every year to swim and fish the 2.9 miles of river running through our park. Help us keep the beautiful Frio River clean, clear, and healthy by joining us to pick up trash in and along our section of the Frio from RR 1050 bridge down to Old Baldy.

wildflower garden


Friends of Garner Wildflower Garden

The wildflower garden is located next to the Visitor Center.


Master Naturalist Helpers


The Master Naturalists  met with Friends of Garner Visitor Center Manager, Brenda Seidenberg and President, Debbie Jackson along with GSP’s Interpretive Ranger, Shaylee Burns on July 25, 2019,  to offer advice on improving Friends of Garner  Native Plant Garden.  Pictured from l- r, front row  Barbara Marquer, Elsa Roberts, Teresa Coleman, and Sharon Hixon.  Back row is Brenda and Shaylee.  Thanks so much ladies.  What an educational and interesting time we had.



 If you would like to help maintain the garden or just put in some time  one day a month, contact the Visitor Center at 830 232 5999.   



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



September 7 - River Cleanup

Come help keep the Frio clean and beautiful. See details above.

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.

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Friends of Garner

234 Ranch Road 1050, Concan, TX 78838, US

(830) 232-5999

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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.