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Dec 14, 2015 - Lost Maples State Park. Vanderpool Texas

I have heard of Lost Maples State Park for as many years as I can remember. This year we decided to take the 2 hour trip from Canyon Lake to Lost Maples State Park. With most trips there is much to see along the way and it was no different today. I included a few photos of the Scenery, Buffalo, and a herd of Exotics that we passed on our way to the park This is a special area of Texas, in what I now think is a very beautiful part of the Hill Country. This park is mainly for hikers, with a lot of great hiking trails. It is very limited for...

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Mar 21, 2011 - Lost Maples S.P.

Friday, March 18/11 Visited Mitchell Lake Audubon Park just outside San Antonio, the old San Antonio sewage lagoon system. As is everything in Texas these lagoons are in reality lakes and it was a beautiful way to spend half a day that close to the city. Like fools we left the peace & quiet of nature and headed north to San Marcos, home of the world's largest “outlet Mall”, a spot where Tanger & Premier have agreed to come together. I'll say no more other than the traffic was terrible going out and worse coming home. Give me 401 in Toronto...

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Nov 19, 2010 - Lost Maples State Park

Today we thought we'd drive over to Lost Maples State Natural Area which is located about five miles north of Vanderpool, Texas and 71 miles west of San Antonio. It sits along the Sabinal River. The park is named for remnants of a larger, more widespread population of maples that flourished during the cooler and wetter climate of the last glacial period. Today, soils and microclimate control their present distribution of them in the park. I read about the park online and since we really did not get our fill of leaf viewing this year, we...

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Apr 4, 2001 - Vanderpool - Lost Maples State Natural Area

This morning I hiked on part of the nature trails. Due to recent heavy rains, part of the trails were closed to hikers. This 2174-acre park is a combination of rugged limestone canyons, plateau grasslands, wooded slopes and clear streams. It is five miles north of Vanderpool on RR 187. The only maple forest in Texas is located here. It features twenty picnic sites, thirty campsites with water and electricity, eight primitive camping areas and restrooms with showers.

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