Blanco State Park is still temporarily closed due to the historic floods of the Memorial Day weekend but, thanks to the hard work of park personnel and many disaster recovery specialists from across the state, it is in the process of recovering.

As conditions improve and when it becomes safe for volunteers to enter the park, the Friends of Blanco State Park will be contacting the many folks who have signed up to help with the restoration effort. A heartfelt thank-you goes out to those who have been toiling in the summer heat to deal with massive amounts of debris from the flood, as well as to those of you who have signed up to help in the near future. If you have not yet signed up but would like to, please send your contact information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include the type of work that you can help with and any specific skill set you may have.

Our gratitude also goes out to community members as well as visitors who have generously donated money to the restoration effort. If you would like to donate, checks may be sent to the Friends group at PO Box 493, Blanco, TX 78606. The check should be made out to Friends of Blanco State Park with a notation in the memo line that it is for "restoration efforts."

There is a silver lining to this disaster: the structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps were either unaffected or only minimally damaged in the flood. This is quite a testament to the men who built the pavilion, stone dams, low-water bridge, stone picnic tables, and several other park features back in the early 1930s. It will be a joyous day when the public is once again able to enjoy these man-made amenities as well as the natural beauty of Blanco State Park.

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