Tucked away in a town called Vanderpool is Texas’ very own autumn Oasis. Maple trees are one of the few trees to change colors which makes fall one of the most beautiful times to visit Lost Maples State Park. As you walk through this park, it’s easy to see why so many people come here for fall foliage viewing. The leaves are changing colors and there are some great hiking trails that offer scenic views. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a picnic, hike, or camp there’s something for everyone. If you haven’t yet visited this state park during the fall season then it’s time to plan your trip!
Best Time Of Year To Visit Lost Maples
The best time for fall foliage viewing at Lost Maples State Park is going to vary from year to year. Generally The best fall colors occur from the last week of October through the second week of November. Texas State Parks website list current and past fall foliage reports to help you plan the peak time to visit. While you are there, be sure to snag a day pass because because the park fills up first thing in the morning and will turn away visitors for the remainder of the day.
Where To Stay
Lost Maples camping is typically booked several months in advance so if you aren’t lucky enough to get a reservation, you will have to find a place to stay outside of the park. I discovered Lost Maples RV and Camping after a state park reservation mishap; we stumbled upon this unassuming gas station offering tent camping near Lost Maples. I’ve had the opportunity to watch this business grow from bare-bones tent sites to a community of tent sites with bathrooms and showers, RV sites with hookups, and cabins. I couldn’t recommend this place more!