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  • The violation of any of the previously written University Camp Rules and Regulations may result in a fine. A description of the violation charge list and associated fines can be located on the University Camp website. Fines will be based on the degree to which a rule was violated, as determined by the Assistant Director of Outdoor Recreation.

  • Payment for any reservation at University Camp is required within 10 days of receiving a confirmation email. Any reservations made within 10 days of the date being reserved requires payment at the time of confirmation. If payment for a reservation is not made within the aforementioned timeframe, the reservation may be forfeited. Texas State University departments may request an exception to this policy.

  • As of July 6, 2020:

    • Groups are limited to one site per reservation.
    • Lodge Reservations are limited to 50% of the maximum capacity.

    Multiple sites must be reserved if group size exceeds the maximum of a single site

    Campsites: 8 people maximum

    Day Use: 6 people maximum

    Jeffersonian Lodge: 14 people maximum

    Beretta Lodge: 20 people maximum

  • The reservation holder will be responsible for seeing that all policies are followed by all members of their group.

    The reservation holder must be present at camp for the duration of the reservation.

    Entrance to University Camp is prohibited from non-authorized entrances, including, access from across the Blanco River or adjacent properties.

    • The gate must be locked at all times other than during immediate entry or exit of the facility.
    • All access to University Camp is limited to the reservation holder's group. Sharing gate access codes is strictly prohibited.
  • Groups that violate the Quiet Hours policy will be asked to leave University Camp. The individual who's name is on the reservation must check-in with University Camp staff to receive parking passes for their allowed number of vehicles.

    • Day-Use Site reservations
      • Check-in: 8:00AM
      • Check-out: 10:00PM
    • Lodge and Campsite reservations
      • Check-in: 3:00PM
      • Check-out: 2:00PM
    • Quiet Hours
      • 9:00PM - 8:00AM
  • The speed limit is a maximum of 20 MPH. All vehicles must be parked in designated areas based on the reservation made. Driving or parking on grass is not permitted.

    • Campsites and Day Use Sites
      • Maximum of 2 vehicles per site
      • Each campsite has access to a parking area that can fit 2 vehicles
      • Campsites 1-3 must park in Day Use parking area
    • Beretta Lodge
      • Maximum of 4 vehicles or that which can fit in the designated parking area
      • Must use the designated parking area
    • Jeffersonian Lodge
      • Maximum of 4 vehicles or that which can fit in the designated parking area
    • Overflow Parking
      • Limited overflow parking is available near the dumpster/Bathhouse area for all reservation types
  • Alcohol is permitted at University Camp for individuals 21 years of age or older. Groups that contain, or individuals under 21 years of age found in the possession of or consuming alcohol will be immediately referred to the University Police Department for legal and academic recourse.

  • The following items are prohibited on university camp property:

    • Dogs or pets
    • Glass of any kind in the Day-Use or Campsite areas
    • Firearms or weapons of any kind
    • Fireworks
    • Tobacco products (includes vaporizers)
    • Motorized off-road vehicles
    • RV's or pop up trailers
    • Generators
    • Window AC units
    • Kegs

    The following actions are prohibited on university camp property:

    • Littering
    • Cutting down trees
    • Gathering of firewood
    • Public Nudity
    • Lewd behavior 

    Violation of any of these actions or items will result in a fine

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    Texas State University is committed to maintaining healthy and safe campuses in San Marcos and in Round Rock.


    The primary purpose of this policy is to establish university guidelines prohibiting smoking and the use of all tobacco products at the Texas State campuses in San Marcos and in Round Rock. Tobacco products include all types of tobacco, cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes, vaporizers, pipes, and hookahs.

    • Glass is prohibited at University Camp at any of the Day-Use or Campsite areas.
    • Glass is permitted at the lodges only for cooking-related food items.
    • All beverages must be in non-glass containers (plastic, aluminum, etc.).
    • Glass bottles containing alcohol are explicitly prohibited from University Camp.
  • Burn bans are set in place per the requirement of Hays County the Wimberly Fire Department. 

    • Burn bans include the use of all fire, even for cooking, heat or light.
    • The only exception is the use of charcoal and/or gas (no wood), used in elevated or portable stoves, used for cooking exclusively.
  • Businesses or groups that collect fees or donations from their participants, in conjunction with the use of University Camp, without the explicit written permission from the Assistant Director of Outdoor Recreation are prohibited.

  • Any cancellation made more than ten (10) days before the reservation date will be receive a full refund, less a $20.00 processing fee. Any cancellation made within ten (10) days of the reservation date will forfeit all payment made towards a reservation. No refunds will be issued due to inclement weather.