Kerrville- Schreiner Park is located between Kerrville and Schreiner, Texas. This recreation park contains 517 acres of land. Visitors are able to camp and enjoy many hikes and other activities at the park. The camping section overlooks the Guadalupe River where it is possible to see deer and other wildlife come for a drink. To reach the park visitors need to take Highway 173 east of Loop 534. The park history states that it was built in the 1930's when the land was deeded to the State of Texas.
It was a part of the Texas State Parks until 2004, when the city of Kerrville took over. The Texas House Bill 2108 provided the authority for the land to be deeded back. During the transfer the state decided a few updates were needed. They added more sewer connections to the RV camping area, 23 mini cabins, helped stabilize the shore, and provided a better water sports area. The restrooms were also renovated to include showers and update them with flush toilets.
Inside Kerrville- Schreiner Park are 25 picnic sites and 120 campsites. The campsites are set up for anyone with bicycles, motorcycles, or motor homes and trailers. Some of the camping areas do not have hook-ups for electric and sewer because they are for the tent campers. They also have some pull through sites to make it easier for the RV's to maneuver in the park. The mini cabins are set up with satellite TV, air conditioners, heaters, lights, table and chairs, and two sets of bunk beds. The larger cabins have queen beds to make it more comfortable.
Besides camping, Kerrville- Schreiner Park is set up for boating, fishing, swimming, bird watching, hiking, cycling, and walking. Swimming in the river is an option; however, the river is not supervised so only good swimmers should choose to go swimming. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The city park is near many area attractions worth a day trip. For campers in the park and other visitors it is possible to go to Lost Maples State Natural Area, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, and Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site. Other museums, art centers, and parks are also very close. The park is in a great spot for campers who want to explore it, but also see what Texas has to offer.
The park offers juniper, live oak, and Spanish Oak as the larger trees. There are other flora and fauna such as redbud, buckeye, mesquite, sumac, pecan, and many wildflowers. The Texas Bluebonnet is one of the most populous plants in the park. White-tailed deer, turkeys, armadillos, squirrels, jackrabbits, ducks, and many species of birds can be spotted if one is at the park long enough. For fishing you can expect crappie, catfish, perch, and bass.
Elevation at the park is 1645 feet. Temperatures can reach 94 degrees Fahrenheit in summer and as low as 34 degrees during the winter months. The park is open year round seven days a week from 8am to 5pm.
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