#1 of 5 Specialty lodging in Buchanan Dam

LCRAs Black Rock Park on Lake Buchanan is popular with campers, swimmers and boaters. The 25-acre park draws a good-sized crowd on summer weekends. While there are no boat ramps within the park itself, boaters may launch from a free public ramp at Llano County Park next door. Swimmers plunge into the lake from the parks sandy beach. Ample shoreline provides excellent opportunities for fishing.

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Free parking

Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)


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San Antonio, Texas3622 contributions418 helpful votes

Pros: • Very small park • Great view of the lake as trees/shrubs are minimal • Clean campsite except for the trash in the fire pit • Most sites had 2 sewer hookups. • Most sites had a nice distance from neighbor sites. • Crushed granite surrounds the site parking pad so no muddy mess after rain • Lantern pole, pedestal BBQ grill, fire pit with grilling grate and wooden picnic table at each site. • Extremely clean restrooms/shower facility. • Heated restrooms/shower facility(we camped the week after Christmas). • Restroom/shower facility sink had hot water and soap dispenser • Mini Golf Course in Park • 2 bar signal AT&T Cons: • With reservations made 153 days prior to arriving for our 4-night stay, we encountered confusion by a rude check-in clerk who told us to come back at 3 pm (it was then 230pm and we could clearly see our campsite was vacant). Since the entry lane was down to one lane, we tied up traffic for nearly 20 minutes until the check-in clerk finally realized that we were camping and not checking in for their cabins. I’m not sure why she didn’t see our truck and 28 ft bumper pull trailer. • $6 fee to reserve on-line. • No mention on the park website there was a burn ban in effect, so no ground fires permitted, not even for cooking. • No site privacy due to minimal trees/brush throughout the park. • Campsite BBQ grill and fire pit were next to each other, so it would have been difficult to gather around the fire pit anyway. • Good condition asphalt site parking pad was uneven side-to-side as we noticed nearly all sites in that condition. • NOT A DARK SKY FRIENDLY CAMPGROUND! Numerous street lights throughout this camping loop and unfortunately we had one directly across from our site#11 which lit up our site like daylight! Who camps under a street light??? • Non-stop highway noise, even throughout the night, from Texas 261. • Doors on womens toilet stalls were only 5 feet tall. • Lots of large roadway speed bumps. • No hiking trails. • No security gate closure overnight. • No park WIFI We used Black Rock as our “jumping off point” for various Hill Country Holiday Light displays, which worked out very well. Kingsland is closer to the park than Burnet where there is a HEB, Ace Hardware, Dairy Queen and local restaurants. Closest Walmart to Black Rock is in Marble Falls, along with a HEB.

Date of stay: December 2020

Kathy P wrote a review Jul 2020

32 contributions8 helpful votes

This is a park that offers day use and overnight camping. We were there for day use only. It was so much fun. They have a long shoreline with a small sandy beach. Picnic tables and grills. You can make a day of it. You can also rent canoes or play putt putt. We did not do this. We stayed in the water. The day use cost was only 5.00 per person. A great deal. My advice get swim shoes as once you enter the water this lake is rocky. I saw the cutest cabins but my guess they looked to be small with no bathrooms but very cute and right next to the water. I would highly recommend this park.

Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family

Austin, Texas55 contributions28 helpful votes

The shoreline is comparable to the beach, with whitecaps and waves, the staff is super nice and helpful and the park is maintained very well. The cabins sit along side the shore which is perfect for fishing or just enjoying the view- a hidden gem

Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled with family

Sarah O wrote a review Apr 2018

Austin, Texas1 contribution2 helpful votes

I would happily go back to Black Rock for a day on the water or a night in the cabins, but its not an ideal location for tent camping. Pros: - Friendly staff - Restrooms were functional and reasonably clean - Plenty of kayaks in good condition and very affordable (~$10/hour) - Nice waterfront for wading, swimming, and fishing - Ice sales on site - Group site looks awesome and includes an amazing smoker Cons: - Noise. So much noise. All night long. Many of the RVs had generators, there was lots of loud music, kids were riding around on bikes honking their horns well after midnight, and there was rowdy, inebriated group that was partying well after 3am without any intervention from the park host. When I asked the next morning how to notify park staff about noise issues, I was told to just call the Sheriff, which seems like overkill. LCRA needs to do a better job of establishing and enforcing expectations for guests. - This park is tiny. Theres just not much to do if the weather makes swimming and/or fishing undesirable. - The wind can be miserable in a tent. Because many of the camp sites have direct exposure to the lake, a 10 mph wind is sufficient to blow your tent around all night and make it difficult to light or keep a fire going. If you dont have an RV, pop-up, or cabin, I might look elsewhere.

Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Traveled with family

San Antonio, Texas46 contributions6 helpful votes

Have started hiking all state parks this year but still apprehensive about camping outside..this was the perfect balance! The little cabins are clean and well maintained. The bathrooms were clean on arrival and did get a bit dirty as the weekend progressed but I blame the guests on that one. This was a nice clean, relaxing spot. Staff was friendly and helpful. The water was so nice it was windy so you heard “waves” definitely making it my destination place!!

Date of stay: February 2018


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Frequently Asked Questions about Black Rock Park

Which popular attractions are close to Black Rock Park?

Nearby attractions include Lake Buchanan (2.3 miles), Reverend Jims Dam Pub (3.2 miles), and Daniel Adams Fine Art Gallery (2.2 miles).

What are some of the property amenities at Black Rock Park?

Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.

Is parking available at Black Rock Park?

Yes, free parking is available to guests.

What are some restaurants close to Black Rock Park?

Conveniently located restaurants include Reverend Jims Dam Pub, The Dam Grill, and Pats.

Are pets allowed at Black Rock Park?

Yes, pets are typically allowed, but its always best to call ahead to confirm.

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