One of the most popular year-round destinations in this area of the Hill Country  is Garner State Park (eight miles north of Concan off Hwy. 83, 830/232-6132, www.tpwd.state.tx.us , $6 daily per person 13 and older day use, $4 per person 13 and older staying overnight). Boasting 1,420 acres of natural beauty along the Frio River, the park attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually to swim, boat, tube, and fish in the chilly water, hike the park’s remarkable nature trails, dance at the nightly concession stand gatherings during the summer season, and even get in a few rounds at the nearby miniature golf course (lighted for nighttime playing).
Most visitors camp at the primitive tent sites, although there are a limited number of high-demand cabins are available for rent. The park is open year-round, seven days a week but it’s busiest Memorial Day through Labor Day. Like Enchanted Rock , the popularity of this park occasionally results in parking capacity issues, forcing officials to close the gates by noon.
Also contact the park regarding camping fees and restrictions, which vary depending on the number of people and type of use. The popular summertime dances can reach maximum parking capacity as well, so call ahead before putting your dancing boots on.