Palmetto State Park Campout

April 6 - 7, 2024


Our spring campout this year is April 6-7 (Sat-Sun)

at Palmetto State Park

78 Park Rd 11, Gonzales, TX 78629

TWO STEP SIGNUP (by Sunday, March 31):

1) Pay for food below

2) Go to the SignUpGenius page for select your campsite and volunteer

1. Food Payment

2.  Sign Up and Volunteer:

Palmetto State Park is a little piece of tropics with multiple sources of water (including the San Marcos River), it is a haven for a wide variety of animals and plants. Due to park and camping popularity in April, we were only able to secure 10 campsites.


We have 10 campsites for Saturday night so we can accommodate 15-20 families, depending on tent sizes.  The person hauling the trailer will pick a central campsite to use as a basecamp for the group meals and campfire.  We are able to double up at campsites, depending on tent sizes.  If your tent is larger than a standard 4-person tent, please note this on the SignupGenius page.  


$10 per person pays for meals and includes snacks and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.  Note there is no longer a separate campout fee, just the food fee.


There is usually a hike in the afternoon before we all get together to start cooking dinner around 5pm on Saturday evening.  Everyone lends a hand to prepare, cook and clean up before we enjoy s'mores around the campfire.   We will have other games, skits, songs, or activities for the scouts throughout the day and evening.  Sunday morning we'll have breakfast, pack up campsites, and clean up the area before heading out.


Emails will be sent out to the pack prior to the event.  After the signup deadline has passed and through the duration of the event, use the following group chat to get or share important information or questions.  Cell signals at the park may be spotty, so responses the day of the campout might be delayed.


You can pay for your meals through Paypal on this page.  If you have any additional questions or special requests, please contact Mike Lyons or Bix Gandra.


In case of any emergencies, Ascension Seton Edgar B. Davis - Emergency is 10 miles away at 130 Hays St, Luling, TX 78648


Saturday Night: 

Sites: 21, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30, 32, 33, 35 and 38

Note:  Site 27 is available for early arrival on Friday.  One of these will likely be used as basecamp where the trailer will be located.

Arrival:  Try to arrive by 2:00PM.  Typically, you will need to pay the park entrance fee which is around $3 per adult, children 12 and younger are free.  Campsite check-in opens at 2:00pm.  Sites may be available earlier but cannot be guaranteed.  It depends on when the previous campers leave.  You may arrive earlier and enjoy the park until you are able to check-in.  If you are going to arrive later than 4:00, please notify the leaders so we can make sure the park headquarters is aware.

Basecamp:  Campsite 27

Saturday Afternoon:  Meet at the basecamp by 2:00pm.  Hike will start shortly afterwards. More information will be provided as logistics get worked out.

Click here for the Park Map

For more information about gear to bring or do's and don'ts on campouts, please visit the event FAQ page.