Lost Maples State Natural Area


4.00 out of 5
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Maple tree lovers will have a heyday here at Lost Maple State Natural Area. The scenery is one of a kind and the activities here include hiking, fishing, swimming and camping.
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Posted by: TrailAPI on April 5, 2013
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    Campground Activities

    Hiking, fishing and swimming.

    Campground Amenities

    Flush Toilet, Hookup - Electric, Hookup - Water, Picnic Table, Showers

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    Reviews of Lost Maples State Natural Area

    Reviewed by KatNipp on December 29, 2014

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    The park itself is a 5. If you want a primitive hike-in backpacking tent camping experience, probably also a 5. But we are pop-up campers and for that reason, I gave it a 4.

    Nothing beats the scenery here, It is beautiful in fall, but truly lovely in all seasons. Hiking is excellent. It is definitely one of the best parks in Texas.

    There are 2 reasons I bumped the rating down to a 4. 1) Very high visitation, big crowds in fall. You will not get a secluded moment in nature - the park will be filled to capacity. Everyone is friendly for the most part, but I far prefer to hike and see others occasionally pass by rather than share my day with a never-ending flow of hikers. (Still, it is worth the crowds. Solitude would simply make it a 5.)
    2) The camping area is very limited - booked a full year in advance for fall. The camping loop is ok, but not great and certainly does not compare with what you'll see on a hike.

    So, it's not a perfect 5, but it's definitely a strong 4 and worth your time to explore. Stay up the road at Garner if you can't get in at Lost Maples, and make a short drive over to hike the park. You won't regret it!
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