University Camp

Basic Information

At 126 acres, University Camp hosts over four miles of hiking and biking trails and sweeping views of the Blanco River and the river valley. Offering a variety of year-round outdoor recreation such as, swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, and fishing, University Camp is an ideal location for special events, family gatherings, or a day getaway!

Exclusive reservation access for students, faculty/staff/retirees, graduates of Texas State University (Guests of reservation holders can be outside of the Texas State community).

The Blanco River's water level and temperature is seasonal/rain dependent. When rain is limited, the river may begin to form pools as flow is reduced. However, water can always be accessed from the day use areas, or a short walk along the river. 

Ucamp Sunset

Reservations

Plan Ahead: You need a reservation to access University Camp. Reservations are required.
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  • AMENITIES    
    Cell Phone Reception Campsite Electricity Showers
    Intermittent No Yes, Year-Round
         
    WiFi Connectivity Staff On Site Rental Kayaks
    No Yes, Seasonal Yes, $10/Day
         
    Trash/Recycling Collection Firewood for Sale Rental Sleeping Bags
    Yes, Year-Round

    Yes, $7/Bundle

    Yes, $5/Day
         
    Rental Tents Rental Mountain Bikes  
    Yes, $8-12/Day Yes, $10/Day  

     

  • University Camp is open Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend until the last weekend before the Winter Administrative Closure in December.

    OPERATING HOURS

    MON Closed FRI Open 24 hours
    TUE Open at 8:00AM SAT Open 24 hours
    WED Open 24 hours SUN Closes at 10:00PM
    THUR Open 24 hours  
    PEAK Season Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend

     

    CLOSURES & SEASONAL EXCEPTIONS

    University Camp is open on Mondays for the following holiday weekends. All below holidays are charged at the Holiday rate, UNLESS noted below.

    HOLIDAYS    
    New Year's Day January 1, 2022 CLOSED
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 17, 2022 CLOSED
    President's Day Weekend** February 19-21, 2022 OPEN
    Spring Break (Texas State)^^ March 11-20, 2022 OPEN
    Easter Weekend April 15-17, 2022 OPEN
    Memorial Day Weekend May 27-30, 2022 OPEN
    Independence Day Weekend July 1-4, 2022 OPEN
    Labor Day Weekend September 2-5, 2022 OPEN
    Thanksgiving Break (Texas State)^^ November 23-27, 2022 OPEN
    Winter Break

    December 19, 2022 - January 19, 2023

    CLOSED

    **Charged at the Off-Peak season rate

    ^^Charged at the Off-Peak season rate ONLY for Current Students

  • As of 9/15/21: The Bathroom/Shower in the Beretta Lodge is closed. Exterior portable toilets have been provided while repairs are being made.

    Day Use rates are the daily rate. Campsite and Lodge rate are a nightly rate. 

    • Example: Staying in a lodge Friday-Sunday would be a quantity of two (2) weekend nights. 

    Lodge reservations that begin on a Friday, or include Saturday or Sunday, must reserve Friday 3pm - Sunday 2pm (2-night minimum).

    Single-night Lodge reservations may be requested no earlier than the Monday before the desired weekend.

    Student

     

    Off Peak Pricing

     

    Peak Pricing

     

    Site

    Weekday

    Weekend

     

    Weekday

    Weekend

    Holiday

    Day Use Area

    $6

    $10

     

    $10

    $15

    $15

    Campsite

    $12

    $15

     

    $15

    $20

    $25

    Jeffersonian

    $95

    $110

     

    $110

    $160

    $185

    Beretta

    $125

    $140

     

    $140

    $185

    $210

     

    Faculty/Staff/Retiree

     

    Off Peak Pricing

     

    Peak Pricing

     

    Site

    Weekday

    Weekend

     

    Weekday

    Weekend

    Holiday

    Day Use Area

    $15

    $20

     

    $20

    $25

    $25

    Campsite

    $20

    $25

     

    $25

    $30

    $55

    Jeffersonian

    $135

    $160

     

    $160

    $210

    $235

    Beretta

    $160

    $185

     

    $185

    $235

    $260

     

    Alumni

     

    Off Peak Pricing

     

    Peak Pricing

     

    Site

    Weekday

    Weekend

     

    Weekday

    Weekend

    Holiday

    Day Use Area

    $20

    $25

     

    $25

    $30

    $35

    Campsite

    $25

    $35

     

    $30

    $40

    $60

    Jeffersonian

    $169

    $199

     

    $229

    $269

    $309

    Beretta

    $199

    $229

     

    $259

    $299

    $339

     

  • General Questions & Inquiries

    • (512) 245-2004 or (512) 245-2940

    Site Visits, Tours, Gate Code Issues, Website Assistance, and all other Troubleshooting 

    Directions

    The Texas State University Camp is located 20 miles northwest of the San Marcos campus in Wimberley, Texas. 5 miles east of Wimberley, visitors will travel east on Flite Acres Road and turn left onto University Road until it ends at the University Camp entrance gate. (Note: Flite Acres Road may appear to connect with the University Camp property on many map applications, but that is an error)

How to Reserve & Make Payment

  • The first day of your reservation within each season can be requested by the following dates, depending on your classification.

    Season Student  Faculty, Staff, Retiree Alumni

    Spring (January 15 - May 15)

    September 1 October 1 October 8

    Summer (May 16 - August 31)

    January 15 March 1 March 8

    Fall (September 1 - December 19)

    June 1 July 1 July 8
  • 4 Day Use Site reservations are available per day on the calendar. Areas in the Day Use area are first-come first-served, and have no relation to the Site Number on the reservation calendar. Busy = Reserved

    Beretta Lodge Campsite 1 Campsite 6
    Jeffersonian Lodge Campsite 2 Campsite 7
    Day Use Sites Campsite 3 Campsite 8
    Primitive Camping Campsite 4 Campsite 9
      Campsite 5  

    For easier viewing, use the "Month View" after clicking on a site calendar. Dates that show "Busy" are unavailable.

    • Day Use Sites can show four (4) "Busy" spots per day. If there are less than four (4), space is available.
    • Areas in the Day Use area are first-come-first-served upon arrival and have no relation to the Site Number on the reservation calendar.
    • Dates that show "Busy" for Campsites and Lodges ending at 2:00 PM, are available for reservations starting at 3:00 PM.
    • University Camp is closed on Mondays, except for holiday weekends.
  • Multiple sites must be reserved if group size exceeds the maximum of a single site. There is no limit on the number of tents at each campsite.

    Campsites 8 People Maximum 3 Cars Maximum
    Day Use 6 People Maximum 2 Cars Maximum
    Jeffersonian Lodge 14 People Maximum 6 Cars Maximum
    Beretta Lodge 20 People Maximum 10 Cars Maximum

     

  • 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 unless University Camp is closed by Texas State University. 

  • Option 1: Make payment at Outdoor Center Center during open hours

    1. Outdoor Center phone number: (512) 245-2004

    Option 2: Make payment online 

    1. Visit the online Campus Recreation Customer Portal
    2. Log in with your Texas State credentials. 
      • Alumni: Use the email address you make your reservation with.
    3. Click the profile photo then click Profile
    4. Click the Invoices link
    5. Click the Pay button
    6. Enter maximum amount then click apply Payment
    7. Enter Credit Card payment information, then continue to process payment
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My family and I enjoyed every minute of our visit to UCamp on Saturday! …I feel very fortunate to work in a place with this as a "perk"!
TXST Faculty Member

Beretta Lodge

INDOOR AMENITIES

  • 20 person capacity (bunk beds)

  • Full kitchen - Oven/stove top, sink, refrigerator/freezer, coffee machine, microwave, toaster, One large frying pan & one small frying pan, 3 variety size saucepans, Vegetable peeler, Potato Masher, Cooking Spatula, Whisk, Tongs, Bottle opener, Cooking Scissors, Measuring cups/Measuring Spoons, Cheese Grater, Can Opener, Rubber Spatula, Ladle, Large Serving Spoon, Pizza Cutter

  • Window air-conditioning units w/ceiling fans
  • Fireplace 
  • Bathroom - 2 showers, 1 toilet, 1 urinal (Currently unavailable due to maintenance) 
  • Air hockey table
  • Ping pong table
  • Tables & chairs for dining
  • Lounge Chairs

OUTDOOR AMENITIES

  • Fire pit
  • 5 picnic tables
  • Charcoal grill
  • Volleyball net
Beretta Lodge
Jeffersonian Lodge

Jeffersonian Lodge

INDOOR AMENITIES

  • 14 person capacity (bunk beds)

  • Full kitchen - Oven/stove top, sink, refrigerator/freezer, coffee machine, microwave, toaster, One large frying pan & one small frying pan, 3 variety size saucepans, Vegetable peeler, Potato Masher, Cooking Spatula, Whisk, Tongs, Bottle opener, Cooking Scissors, Measuring cups/Measuring Spoons, Cheese Grater, Can Opener, Rubber Spatula, Ladle, Large Serving Spoon, Pizza Cutter

  • Pot-Belly furnace for wood burning
  • Window air-conditioning units w/ceiling fans
  • Foosball table
  • Tables & chairs for dining
  • Lounge Chairs

OUTDOOR AMENITIES

  • Fire pit
  • 2 picnic tables
  • Charcoal grill

All sites at University Camp have their own picnic table and charcoal grill. All Campsites have their own firepits. See the below site descriptions for what makes each site unique from others.

Day Use Sites

  • Four Sites Available
Day Use Site
Shaded Campsite

Campsites 1-4, & 9

  • Fully tree-shaded

Campsite 5

  • Partially tree-shaded
Campsite
Campsite

Campsite 6

  • Hike-in access
  • Partially tree-shaded

Campsite 7

  • Private River Access
  • Shaded Pavilion
Campsite with Pavilion
Campsite with Pavilion

Campsite 8

  • Shaded Pavilion

Primitive Camping

  • One-mile hike-in access
  • No immediate bathroom access
  • No cat-holes permitted (Pack everything out)
  • Fire pit (water for dousing fire available)
Campsite with Pavilion