We have all gotten kind of used to keeping our distance and doing things on our own, right? One of the ways that we can still do that while also getting out and enjoying the world around us is by checking out the best places to see fall colors.

Foliage tours are no joke, people take viewing the most gorgeous fall colors very seriously and you can do the same right here in San Antonio. There are loads of great places to visit and explore that will allow you to see so many lovely fall scenes.

As the leaves start to change you’ll want to check out some of these awesome spots listed below. They make for a great local adventure and a cheap outing!

pin showing fall foliage and the best places to see fall colors

When is the best time to see the fall leaves changing in San Antonio?

Generally speaking it’s mid to late October when the leaves start changing here in San Antonio. By about October 19th, give or take, you can expect to see at least minimal fall colors in the foliage.

Some areas and trees will take as long as November to start changing and dropping leaves. The progressing will largely depend on the weather during the early fall.

You can find the prime leaf color changing map here and keep an eye on the updates for the area.

Best Places To See Fall Colors in San Antonio:

Okay, let’s get right down to it…there’s no better place to see some gorgeous fall foliage than right here in San Antonio, Texas. We’re sharing some awesome places that you can check out the colors and they’re mostly state and national parks in the area.

That means that you can also make a little trip out of these local options for seeing fall colors. If you want to go leaf peeping and take a little “stay”cation you can do some camping at any of these great locations.

Be sure to try and book a spot ahead of time which you can do on the websites linked alongside each suggestion!

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

a view of the best places to see fall colors

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

close up of some fall leaves.

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

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

a look at the colors along the riverwalk in fall.

Hopefully you’ve found a few places that you think will be worth checking out and are able to get out there and see all of the gorgeous naturally views that this state has to offer us!

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