Description - Kerrville-Schreiner State Park is a 517.2-acre area along the Guadalupe River, three miles southeast of Kerrville in Kerr County. The park was acquired in 1934, by deed from the City of Kerrville. Original park construction was done by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
Copyright: Texas State Parks & Historical Sites
The Guadalupe River
The park is open 7 days a week year-round from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The gate is open 8 a.m. - 10 p.m with the busy Season being March through Thanksgiving.
This park in not controlled by TPWD and may not honor State Park passes or follow TPWD procedures. For more details and fee information, contact this park.
- The Kerrville area offers much for those interested in the history of the Hill Country and the several cultures which took part in its development. A notable attraction is Camp Verde, on Verde Creek. It was a base for the US Army's experiment using camels for transportation in the desert southwest. It was active from 1855 to 1869 and had about 75 camels stationed there. Also, Bandera Pass, 12 miles south of Kerrville, is a noted gap in the chain of mountainsthrough which passed camel caravans, wagon trains, Spanish conquistadors, immigrant trains, and US troops.
The park offers a representative sampling of Hill Country landscape, with acres of juniper, live oak, and Spanish oak populating the hills and arroyos. Other plants include redbud, sumac, buckeye, pecan, mesquite, and several varieties of flowers. The Texas bluebonnet is one of the most plentiful and colorful of the native plants.
Recreation - Activities to be enjoyed include boating, fishing, camping, picnicking, unsupervised swimming in the river, bird watching, hiking, walking, and cycling. The park rents tubes and canoes year-round.
Climate - Kerrville-Schreiner State Park is located at an elevation of 1900 feet. Temperatures within the park range from an average July high of 94 degrees with a SE breeze. The January average low is 34 degrees The park has low humidity year-round with September being the wettest month. The first/last freeze are November 7/April 5. Current weather conditions can vary from day to day. For more details, call the park or Park Information at 1-800-792-1112.
The park can be reached by traveling 3 miles southeast of Kerrville on State Highway 16 to State Highway 173 for 3 miles. The park headquarters building is on the left.