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Government Canyon State Natural Area

Park Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78254 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Open Now
Thu 6a-9p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms

“more than 40 miles of hiking/biking trails”

Government Canyon State Natural Area has more than 40 miles of hiking and biking trails that range from remote rugged canyon lands to gently rolling grasslands. Natural Area visitors may enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including, picnicking, hiking, biking, trail running, geocaching, regularly scheduled guided hikes, and ranger programs. Some of the monthly hikes/programs include: Hike the Canyon, Explore the Canyon, and Family Fun. For those looking for a place to go bird watching, Government Canyon is a good place to find the elusive and endangered Golden-Cheeked Warbler. Government Canyon State Natural Area is a highly sensitive ecosystem that needs your help to remain pristine. To reduce the human impact on the natural area please follow the Leave No Trace principles of outdoor ethics. Government Canyon state natural area is an official Leave No Trace partner.

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Reviewed by
Greek_nomad

  • Road Warrior
  • 401 Reviews
  • 232 Helpful
August 16, 2014
Rated 5.0

If you are an outdoors person and you are going to visit areas near to San Antonio, Texas, then the Government Canyon State Natural Area is a great place with more than 40 miles of hiking/biking trails.

There are many hiking programs that take place during the year and many landscapes that you can choose from, whether them be remote rugged canyon lands or gently rolling grasslands. But be aware of snakes, especially during the summer.

Since this is a gentle eco-system, this area is a partner to 'Leave No Trace Principles of Outdoor Ethics', which in simple words means respect the environment and don't leave any garbage behind you. Also do NOT cut any wildflowers or pick any little rocks to take with you. The best way to take the beauty of the park back home with you is via photos and videos. Therefore, do not forget to take your camera with you. The landscape is totally breath taking in some parts!

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Reviewed by
Trisha

  • 15 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
February 28, 2018
Rated 5.0

A great little state park to test your hiking metal and provide a nice weekend nature getaway from the San Antonio metro. There's also dinosaur tracks if you need motivation to do a more challenging hike. Beware of mosquitoes though.

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Government Canyon State Natural Area

Park Rd
San Antonio, Texas
78254 USA

Hours

Open now until 9:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • No Wifi
  • Private Parking
  • Yes Parking

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