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Rules & Regulations


Violation of any of the below actions or items will result in a fine. Fines must be paid at the time of infraction; failure to do so will result in the reservation being voided and immediate removal from the property. Remaining or reentering the property will be considered trespassing.

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    • 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.
    • The gate code to access University Camp will be emailed 24-48 hours prior to your reservation start date, only if payment has been made. This code will only work during the dates of this reservation.
    • If payment is not made until after 5:00PM on the start date of your reservation, you will not receive a gate code email until the following day. 
    • 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.
  • 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 ensuring 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 access points. This includes, but is not limited to, access from 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 (5:00PM on Sundays)
    • Lodge and Campsite reservations
      • Check-in: 3:00PM
      • Check-out: 2:00PM
    • Quiet Hours
      • 10:00PM - 8:00AM
  • The speed limit is a maximum of 20 MPH. All vehicles must be parked in their reservations designated area. Driving or parking off established roads or parking spaces is not permitted. Do not drive in prohibited areas or through sensitive regrowth ecosystems.

    • Campsites
      • Maximum of 3 vehicles per site
      • Each campsite has access to a parking area that can fit 2-3 vehicles
      • Campsites 1-3 must park in Day Use parking area
    • Day Use Sites
      • Maximum of 2 vehicles per site
    • Beretta Lodge
      • Maximum of 6 vehicles or that which can fit in the designated parking area
      • Must use the designated parking area
    • Jeffersonian Lodge
      • Maximum of 6 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
  • Fishing in the public waters of Texas does require a fishing license. More information on how to purchase a license, and exceptions to this policy, can be found on the Texas Parks & Wildlife website.

  • 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 (Be prepared to speak with University Camp Staff if bringing a Service Animal)
    • Glass of any kind outside of the Lodges
    • 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 
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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

    Burn bans are set in place per the Hays County Fire Marshall

    Firewood Restrictions

    Only firewood purchased at University Camp is permitted on the property.

    Moving firewood transports tree-killing insects and diseases. Tree-killing pests hitchhike on firewood - spreading insects and diseases that destroy our street trees, forests and natural areas. For more information, visit:

  • 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 or rescheduled reservation made more than ten (10) days before the reservation date will 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. Any date transfer request made within ten (10) days of the reservation date will denied.

    No refunds will be issued due to inclement weather.