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University Camp

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Located about 20 miles outside of San Marcos in Wimberley, Texas, the University Camp is a 126-acre hideaway on the scenic Blanco River boasting two lodges, seven campsites, four day-use sites, and several miles of hiking/biking trails.  The University Camp is also home to the Texas State GOAL Challenge Course Program

Over the years, many Texas State students, alumni, faculty, and staff have come to love the University Camp for it's uniqueness as a Campus Recreation facility and it's charm.  The lush pecan bottoms, scenic overlook, and clear waters of the Blanco River provide a place to enjoy nature in a family-oriented atmosphere. 

This wonderful resource is designated only for Texas State students, faculty, staff and registered members of the Alumni Association. 

University Camp Map


The 3.5 mile trail system courses throughout the property and provides many scenic and nature study opportunities. Mountain biking is a popular trail activity, and portions of the trail are suitable only for experienced riders. The trail is great for family hikes and nature viewing.

Swimming, wading, snorkeling, and fishing are excellent in the clear pools above and below the falls. The "tube chute" down the gradual waterfall is very popular when water levels are appropriate. A softball field with a backstop and a grass volleyball court are available for use as well.

How do I get there?

University Camp is located at 1000 University Rd, Wimberley, TX 78676.
For directions to University Camp click here

For directions through Google, click here.



Reservations can be made online. A valid Texas State I.D., or a current Texas State alumni membership card is required.

Weekend users must reserve both Friday and Saturday nights.

CANCELLATION POLICY: There are NO REFUNDS for University Camp cancellations. Reservation fees will be forfeited if cancellation occurs within ten (10) days of the reservation date. Customers who cancel their reservation at least ten (10) days prior to the reservation date will be issued a credit voucher, valid for one year from original reservation date.

Availability Calendar


Beretta Jeffersonian


Campsite 1 Campsite 2 Campsite 3
Campsite 4 Campsite 5 Campsite 6
Campsite 7    

Day Use Sites

Day Use 1 Day Use 2
Day Use 3 Day Use 4

Rules & Regulations
Violation Charge List

Rental Rates

Peak Season: Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend

*Additional accommodation fees will apply to holidays during peak season.

Weekday Weekday Weekend Weekend
    Off-Peak Peak Off-Peak Peak
Student Jeffersonian $ 85.00 $ 100.00 $ 100.00 $ 150.00
  Beretta $ 115.00 $ 130.00 $ 130.00 $ 175.00
Faculty/Staff/Alumni Jeffersonian $ 125.00 $ 150.00 $ 150.00 $ 200.00
  Beretta $ 150.00 $ 175.00 $ 175.00 $ 225.00
Weekday Weekday Weekend Weekend
    Off-Peak Peak Off-Peak Peak
Student Day Use $ 6.00 $ 10.00 $ 10.00 $ 15.00
  Campsite $ 12.00 $ 15.00 $ 15.00 $ 20.00
Faculty/Staff/Alumni Day Use $ 15.00 $ 20.00 $ 20.00 $ 25.00
  Campsite $ 20.00 $ 25.00 $ 25.00 $ 30.00
When to Make Reservations Season Begin Reserving
Students Spring '18 (January 4 - May 9) September 1st
  Summer '18 (May 10 - September 3) January 16th
  Fall '18 (September 4 - December 14) June 1st
Faculty/Staff/Alumni Spring '18 (January 4 - May 9) October 1st
  Summer '18 (May 10 - September 3) March 1st
  Fall '18 (September 4 - December 14) July 1st

***Camp Closed December 15, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Accommodation Limits Day Overnight
Beretta Lodge 25 20
Jeffersonian Lodge 20 14
Campsites 8 8
Day Use 6 xx
*Fees will apply to exceeding capacity limits  

University Camp Photos