Squirrels like me, Jerry P. Cann, are active by nature. At Pecan Park Riverside RV Park, you can be as active or relaxed as you like!
RV Park Activities
On the San Marcos River
- Fishing – drop in a line and see if you can reel in a smallmouth black bass, largemouth brown bass, catfish, or perch
Away From the River
- Bird (and squirrel) watching
- Movie rental from our library
- Adult book exchange
- Children’s library area
- Swimming pool/hot tub
San Marcos Activities and Attractions Beyond Our Park
Our peaceful San Marcos River campground offers easy access to Austin, San Antonio, and the rest of Texas Hill Country! San Marcos is a quiet community located 30 miles south of Austin and 50 miles north of San Antonio. Pecan Park is located along the San Marcos River, giving you easy access to all San Marcos has to offer.
Some of my squirrel buddies think I’m nuts (pun intended), but I just love to go exploring. I invite you to do a bit of exploring yourself by following the links I’ve gathered together here.
San Marcos River
- Canoe/kayak rentals
- San Marcos River Foundation
- Tube San Marcos
- Glass-bottom boat rides at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
- Texas Water Safari – “The World’s Toughest Canoe Race” comes through San Marcos
Parks, Playgrounds and Pools
- Rio Vista Pool
- San Marcos Activity Center
- San Marcos Parks & Recreation
- Wonder World Park – This is the site of a cave caused by an earthquake over 30 million years ago. The park has an observation tower and antigravity house, and a train ride through the wildlife petting zoo adds to the experience.
- Commemorative Air Force Exhibit
- Skydive San Marcos
- Golf at Quail Creek Golf Club, Bobcat Golf Range, or Lockhart State Park Golf Course
- Movie theaters
- Scuba diving
- Stand up paddleboarding
- Texas State University
- TSU Bobcats Athletics
- Southwestern Writers Collection
- Three Dudes Winery
- Wimberley Zipline Adventures
Day Trip Ideas
Lockhart, Texas, is known as the BBQ Capital of Texas. Only 20 minutes away from our campground, you can indulge in unforgettable smoked meat you’ll never forget. It’ll take a few meals to try every excellent spot, but with Lockhart right around the corner, you can have BBQ as much as you want. We recommend you try:
- Black’s Barbecue
- Chisholm Trail BBQ
- Kreuz Market
- Smitty’s Market
Fair warning: don’t be surprised that a number of the Lockhart BBQ joints don’t offer BBQ sauce. Their reasoning? The meat’s so good, it doesn’t need anything extra.
Wimberley Winery Tour
The small Texas Hill Country town of Wimberley is dripping with charm. You can wander around the shops, indulge in home cooking at Linda’s Fine Foods, and go swimming at Blue Hole Regional Park. When you just want to relax with a glass of wine in your hand, Wimberley is for you. There are a number of wineries in the area you can self-tour at your leisure, including:
- Bella Vista Cellars
- Driftwood Estate Winery
- Duchman Family Winery
- Fall Creek Vineyards
- Wimberley Valley Winery
Wimberley is 30 minutes away from Pecan Park Riverside RV Park.
Take a short 20-mile drive to the New Braunfels and Gruene area to enjoy the historic heart of Texas Hill Country. Both towns are steeped in 19th century charm while offering a wide array of great activities and attractions to explore. Visit the oldest dancehall in Texas–Gruene Hall.
The capital city of Texas is only 30 miles to the north of Pecan Park. Austin is called the Live Music Capital of the World, with a wide array of venues that provide a broad spectrum of musical styles to enjoy. Beyond the music, Austin is home to the The University of Texas, dining that ranges from four-star restaurants to down-home barbecue joints, world-class shopping, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the Bullock Museum & IMAX® Theater, exciting events, and so much more!
San Antonio is only 50 miles south of the campground. The eighth largest city in the United States, San Antonio retains a true sense of history and tradition, while blending in modern features. See the Institute of Texan Cultures, The Alamo and the entertaining River Walk. The city has always been a crossroads of the sounds and flavors of Native Americans, Old Mexico, Germans, the Wild West, African-Americans, and the Deep South.
Featured photo credit: San Marcos Photos