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Government Canyon State Natural Area - Limited Access Pending Development

 
12861 Galm Rd San Antonio, TX 78254
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Government Canyon State Natural Area is an approximately 8,624-acre area in Bexar County, just outside San Antonio. The State Natural Area was purchased by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in 1993, in cooperation with Edwards Aquifer Authority (formerly Edwards Underground Water District), San Antonio Water System, the Trust for Public Land and the federal government Land and Water Conservation Fund. The park opened to the public on October 15th, 2005.The canyon was on the "Joe Johnston" Road from San Antonio to Bandera which was blazed by the military at Ft. Sam Houston in the 1850s. The canyon is a part of the rich ranching history of Texas.

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July 29, 2012, 2:24 p.m. - MadisonB permalink
AMAZINNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!
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Jan. 25, 2012, 6:37 p.m. - Rebecca Bayl permalink
This park office area is really nice however some of the trails are very steep and rocky.
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Start outside San Antonio by visiting Government Canyon State Natural Area. Spend the morning hiking through live oak savannahs, old-growth Ashe juniper trees and some Spanish moss overhangs for a relaxing start to the day. Then take Interstate 10 north to Fredricksburg where you can picnic at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historical Site on the banks of the Pedernales River, across from the former President’s ranch. Hurry though, its best to make it to the Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area by dusk in order to catch bats exiting the cave looking for insects to eat (May-October). Cap your long day with a short drive to stay the night in one of 46 campsites at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Don’t worry, the next day is all about lollygagging and relaxing—if you want—but we recommend climbing to the top of the pink granite dome.
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