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Blanco Shoals



About 81 acres mostly west of the Blanco River, just below the bridge at IH35, Blanco Shoals is a unique area in our park system. The natural area is a completely undeveloped riparian area and will remain that way except for a few trails to be built in the future. It contains high bank bluffs and shoals, tall cottonwoods and sycamores, gigantic pecans, and mesquite. Anaqua (a na’ kuh way) trees cling to the riverbanks.


What's Near Here?

River Ridge Park

River Ridge Park consists of 7.4 acres complete with Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts ,Volleyball Courts and Trash Cans. 

Uptown Cheapskate

San Marcos’ coolest fashion exchange and boutique. We buy the most current trends and vintage from fashionable people just like you and sell them at amazing prices! You'll find the Uptown experience different than any store you've ever been to.

JAMS Music San Marcos

JAMS Music San Marcos sells instrument parts, accessories and other music gear that will keep your music going. Strings, cables, adaptors, stands, sticks, wall warts, tubes and more. Plus consignment and used guitars, amps, pedals and othe rmusic gear!