Who wants to take a road trip? Covid had us in quarantine for most of 2020 but if you’re anything like us, you’re ready to get outside (staying socially responsible and distant of course). Gather up the family and take a ride into the countryside to see the beauty of Texas in the Fall! You won’t be disappointed.

Where to see the best fall foliage in San Antonio | Autumn in San Antonio: 

There’s really no way to go wrong here…but we’re going to share a list of our favorite spots to see the leave changing here in San Antonio and nearby. Hopefully these beautiful natural wonders will give you a great excuse to get out with your family and enjoy the world without having to stress about crowds, sickness, etc. 

In the southern states like Texas, leaves will start to change color in late October and early November. Once they begin to change they’ll start to fall about a week after that. In the states like Tennessee, West Virginia or North Carolina you’d see the leaves changing in mid October but because the weather gets colder a little more slowly in Texas, the end of October and into mid November is prime time for checking out the fall foliage! 

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park

634 Park Road 48 South, Jasper, (409) 384-5231, tpwd.texas.gov

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

341 State Park Road 2117, Pittsburg, (903) 572-5531, tpwd.texas.gov

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

16710 Ranch Road 965, Fredericksburg, (830) 685-3636, tpwd.texas.gov

Caddo Lake State Park

245 Park Rd 2, Karnack, (903) 679-3351, tpwd.texas.gov

Guadalupe River State Park

3350 Park Road 31, Spring Branch, (830) 438-2656, tpwd.texas.gov

Daingerfield State Park

455 Park Road 17, Daingerfield, (903) 645-2921, tpwd.texas.gov

Pedernales Falls State Park

2585 Park Road 6026, Johnson City, (830) 868-7304, tpwd.texas.gov

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

400 Pine Canyon, Salt Flat, (915) 828-3251, nps.gov

Tyler State Park

789 Park Road 16, Tyler, (903) 597-5338, tpwd.texas.gov

Davis Mountains State Park

TX-118, Fort Davis, (432) 426-3337, tpwd.texas.gov

Lost Maples State Natural Area

37221 FM 187, Vanderpool, (830) 966-3413, tpwd.texas.gov

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

11450 State Hwy Park Rd 5, Canyon, tpwd.texas.gov

Cooper Lake State Park

1690 FM 3505, Sulphur Springs, (903) 945-5256, tpwd.texas.gov

Galveston Island State Park

14901 FM3005, Galveston, (409) 737-1222, tpwd.texas.gov

Garner State Park

234 RR 1050, Concan, (830) 232-6132, tpwd.texas.gov

Dinosaur Valley State Park

1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, (254) 897-4588, tpwd.texas.gov

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway

100 Park Road 71, Mineral Wells, (940) 328-1171, tpwd.texas.gov

Caprock Canyons

850 Caprock Canyon Park Road, Quitaque, (806) 455-1492, tpwd.texas.gov

McKinney Falls State Park

5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, (512) 243-1643, tpwd.texas.gov

Inks Lake State Park

3630 Park Road 4 W, Burnet, (512) 793-2223, tpwd.texas.gov

Blanco State Park

101 Park Rd 23, Blanco, (830) 833-4333, tpwd.texas.gov

Martin Creek Lake State Park

9515 Co Road 2181D, Tatum, (903) 836-4336, tpwd.texas.gov

Cedar Hill State Park

1570 FM1382, Cedar Hill, (972) 291-3900, tpwd.texas.gov

Ray Roberts Lake State Park

100 P W 4137, Pilot Point, (940) 686-2148, tpwd.texas.gov

All of these locations are beautiful and perfect for a stay-cation. Check out the foliage that is close to you or plan a little road trip to see some of the more far away spots. Be sure to check the websites before you leave so that you know what rules and regulations are in place. Some may have changed due to Covid-19 and pandemic rules! 

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