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Government Canyon

12861 Galm Road, San Antonio, TX 78254
+1 210-688-9055
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Okay visit

We were mainly there to see the Dinosaur tracks. The main trail was wide open and there are signs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Family Adventure/ Hiking/ Camping

- Great place to become one with nature and enjoy the natural beauty that Texas has to offer... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Matthew T
via mobile
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This park just outside San Antonio is a little more than 8,600 acres.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“dinosaur tracks” (10 reviews)
“state park” (5 reviews)
“open friday” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
12861 Galm Road, San Antonio, TX 78254
Far West Side
+1 210-688-9055
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were mainly there to see the Dinosaur tracks. The main trail was wide open and there are signs indicating the distance to the Dino tracks. If you are there to see the dino tracks, you will not get lost. We also tried the Overlook...More

Thank 175MOM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

- Great place to become one with nature and enjoy the natural beauty that Texas has to offer. - Run 🏃 - Hike 🌵🌲🍁🍂 - Camp 🏕 - Dog friendly trails 🐾 - Dinosaur Tracks!!! 🤯 Very clean place!!! Please help keep it that way!!

Thank Matthew T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been there several times. Really fun place for hiking/walking. Trails are well marked. Some terrain much rockier than others, which gives you a great workout. Make sure to take lots of water! Some trails are more kid friendlier than others. There are restrooms and a...More

Thank xSuePx
Reviewed 28 November 2017

The only entrance is from the Park road. The management need to open more gates and other entrances plus parking spaces.

Thank Eco_Travel_Explorer
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Hiked a nine mile circular hike, Joe Johnston, Sendero Blancones, and Wildcat Canyon trails. The trails are well marked and historical sights especially the Dino tracks are really an added plus. Very clean and well maintained park. The downsize was even though this route went...More

1  Thank geraldreds
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is a great place to visit on the far far West side. We went looking for wild flowers and found a great many varieties of flowers. Very natural environment so you need to be on the lookout for snakes.

Thank Davin D
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Want to be in touch with nature and have time for bonding away from technology? This is a great place nearby to accomplish this! We have a yearly pass and love it. Get your money's worth for sure

1  Thank TeamBosquez
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Well, most importantly, don't go during "snake season" and there will be snakes year-round. A little scary and definitely wouldn't take pets or small children. Picnic area is nice but snake issues.

Thank ZinnHouston
Reviewed 23 April 2017

If you're looking to do some hiking and not travel too far out of town, this is a good spot. The trails are good and well marked, there is also a wide variety of hiking from fairly easy, to longer difficult hikes. It also really...More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Government Canyon is a state park located near Helotes, just outside Loop 1604. The park has over 40 miles of trails, with options for routes from 2 miles to 11+ miles. Trails are clean, well maintained, and clearly marked. Many trails are shared with mountain...More

1  Thank Mimi E
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31 December 2014|
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Response from Irene R | Reviewed this property |
When in doubt where to eat I use the near me now feature on trip adviser which shows restaurants in the area I happen to be with ratings as well as price ranges and links to websites and menus!
31 December 2014|
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Response from Cal N | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet is to take a picnic lunch and your own water. NO services except for bathrooms.