Photo by Chris Schaecher
Milton Reimers Ranch Park
Photo by Brian Deitch
Milton Reimers Ranch Park
Photo by Brian Deitch
Milton Reimers Ranch Park
Photo by Glenda Reyes-Ortiz
Milton Reimers Ranch Park
Photo by Nathan Woeber
Milton Reimers Ranch Park
Photo by Michael Brewster
Milton Reimers Ranch Park
Photo by Michael Brewster
Milton Reimers Ranch Park
Photo by Michael Brewster
Milton Reimers Ranch Park
Photo by Rusty Ray
Milton Reimers Ranch Park
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climbers canyon rock climbing rules sign by chloe mun
rock climbers by brian deitch
sign that reads stay on trail near trail by brian deitch
rock climbers by glenda reyes-ortiz
rock climbers by nathan wober
mountain bike riders by michael brewster
people fishing by michael brewster
line of fish by michael brewster
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Address

23610 Hamilton Road
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
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Park Hours

Every day
7:00 am to civil twilight
(Today's civil twilight is 05:56 pm)

Fees

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Acreage

2,427 acres

Activities and Amenities

Astronomical observatory*
Educational Programs
Equestrian trail riding
Fishing
Guided tours
Hiking
Monthly bird walks
Mountain biking trails
Rock climbing
Swimming
* Reservations required

Park Phone Number

512-264-1923

Know Before You Go

Mountain Bike Trails

Mountain bike trails close down after significant rain to maintain their integrity. They re-open after they're thoroughly dried.

Caution

Mountain biking and rock climbing are inherently hazardous activities. Please read the warning signs at the beginning of the trailheads leading to activity areas.

Road to the Beach Status

The road to the beach is closed to vehicles on busy swimming weekends and holidays for public safety reasons. Check the red and green boxes at the top of the Milton Reimers Ranch Park web page for the current status of the road.

Swimming

Swim in the Pedernales River! It's about a 300-yard hike from the parking lot to the river.

Reimers Observatory

Reimers Observatory Observatory is an astronomical observatory located inside Reimers Ranch Park. Night sky programs are currently not being scheduled due to COVID concerns. Reservations are required during times when programs are scheduled.

Grills

The park does not provide cooking grills, but you may bring your own. They must be above ground and not pose a fire hazard. You can burn gas and charcoal, but not wood due to flying embers.

Bird Walks

Cancelled: Our monthly Bird Walks are cancelled until further notice due to COVID concerns. When we do have our Bird Walks, all levels of birders are welcome! It's included in the regular park entrance fee. The walk starts at 7:30 am and lasts two hours.

Park staff will escort you on a 2-3 mile long bird walk on relatively flat trails. We recommend you bring binoculars, sturdy shoes, and drinking water. Expect to see birds in a variety of habitats, as we have many wintering sparrow.

Guided Tours

Cancelled: Our weekly guided hikes are cancelled until further notice due to COVID concerns. When we do lead guided hikes, the cost is included in the regular park entrance fee. The tours last two hours. Guided tours are limited to the first 30 participants.

We hike 2-3 miles into the backcountry area of the park where vehicles are not allowed. The staff talks about the natural history of the land. We recommend you bring sturdy shoes and drinking water.

Fees

We accept cash but do not accept credit or debit cards at the entrance booth.

TypeCost
Day Use$5 per Person
Day Use for Seniors (62 years and older)$3 per Person
Day Use for Children (12 years and younger)No Charge
Trailer Parking Fee (No Charge to Seniors or Disabled Veterans)$7 per Trailer per Day
Day Use for Disabled Veteran (50%+ disabled)No Charge

For more information, please contact the Parks’ Main Office at 512-854-PARK.

TypeCost
No License Agreement Required $100 per Event
Requiring a License Agreement $150 per Event

Only available at the entrance booth (more info).

TypeCost
Annual Day Use Permit for Travis County Residents (NOTE: Proof of Travis County residency will be required to purchase a Travis County Park Annual Permit.)$80 per Person
Lifetime Day Use for Seniors (62 years and older)$80 per Person
Disabled Veteran Pass for Day Use (U.S. veteran with 50% service related disability)No Charge

Reservations

Astronomical Observatory

Inside the park, we have an astronomical observatory and program where you have the opportunity to see a star-filled sky and learn about the universe. Reservations are required. Please see the observatory page for all reservation information.

Rules

The following are prohibited:

  • Camping
  • Fireworks
  • Glass containers
  • Ground fires
  • Off-leash pets
  • Public display of consumption of alcohol
  • Tobacco products

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About

This pristine parkland, open space and reserve land in western Travis County with almost 3 miles of continuous frontage along the Pedernales River is the largest parkland acquisition in the history of Travis County.

The Reimers Ranch parcel is already well known and well loved by many park users. The sizeable Central Texas rock-climbing community views Reimers Ranch as a destination with world-class rock climbing. The active local mountain biking community likewise enjoys Reimers Ranch’s over 18 miles of trails through the classic Central Texas landscape. Local anglers have come to Reimers’ for generations to fish for white bass in the Pedernales River. The Pogue Springs Preserve/Hogge Reserve component of the land acquisition is less known but equally spectacular with Pedernales River frontage, deep canyons and panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country.

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