Located on 263 acres, Lockhart State Park is 2 miles west of Lockhart and was constructed by the Civilian conservation Corp (CCC) between 1935 and 1938 and it opened as a State Park in 1941. Many of the CCC structures from the 30’s still remain including the Recreation Hall and the rock dams and bridges along Clear Fork Creek.
Lockhart State Park is a small park with 20 sites for tents and RVs. The Park has several amenities to enjoy including a pool and 9 hole golf course. The Park is clean and well maintained and the staff is friendly.
We came to Lockhart State Park to breat up a trip, play some golf, enjoy camping, and try some BBQ. Chisholm Trail BBQ was recommended so we gave it a try and found it to be average. The price is low, the BBQ is ok, and they have lots of sides to choose from.
The next day we played nine holes of golf and enjoyed it. Following that we rode bikes on one of the trials and then headed to the pool to cool off.
Then back to the site for some barbaqued pork chops. The next day we were off for New Braunfels for golf and a stay at T Bar M.
Two miles from the Park is the BBQ Capital of Texas – Lockhart. It’s home to two of the State’s top rated BBQ restaurants plus several more. Chisholm Trail was recommended so we gave it a try – great prices, a wide variety of sides, and ok BBQ.
Lockhart and the surrounding area are rich in history, for example, in 1840 the Battle of Plum Creek was fought just a few miles from the Park and in the late 1860’s Lockhart became the starting point for the Chisholm Trail and quickly developed as a regional trading center in the 1870’s. The Dr Eugene Clark Library was built in the early 1900’s and is the oldest continuously existing library in operation in Texas.
In addition to the Library, Lockhart is home to a popular city park, several fun annual events, the Gaslight-Baker Theater, the Old County Jail Museum, and the Old Southwest Clock Museum.
Austin and all it has to offer is only 60 minutes from the Park and it doesn’t take long to get to Schlitterbaun in New Braunfels or the very popular the San Marcos Outlet Mall. There are also several other nearby golf courses.