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.
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.