Jim Hogg Park sits on the north side of Georgetown Lake in the Hill Country of Texas, about 25 miles north of Austin.
Lake Georgetown is a reservoir on the north fork of the San Gabriel River in central Texas. The dam was completed in 1979 to provide flood control and water supply for the nearby community of Georgetown, and now provides countless recreation opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.
Boating is the most popular way to enjoy the lake, and a boat ramp is provided for guests. Fishing is excellent in the area, and the lake contains Black bass, White bass, Hybrid stripers, White crappie, Channel catfish and Flathead catfish, but its most known for its abundance of Smallmouth bass. The San Gabriel River Trail is a 26 mile rugged trail winding through dense juniper forest, hardwood bottomlands and prairie grasslands. The trail wraps completely around Georgetown Lake via the dam and is open to both hiking and biking. Hunting is available for for small game like dove, waterfowl, rabbit and squirrel, as well as white tail deer.
Jim Hogg Park has 142 reservable campsites, including five large group camping shelters, and convenient amenities like flush toilets and showers are provided. Picnic shelters are also available, allowing for large parties, cookouts and family trips.
The nearby town of Georgetown offers gas, groceries and more. The historic downtown square district has shops and restaurants, and concerts and events are held on a regular basis. Additionally, Austin is located just 25 miles from the lake, offering countless tourist attractions.
JIM HOGG PARK (TX)
500 Jim Hogg Road
From I-35, take Farm to Market Road 2338 west for 6 miles to Jim Hogg Road. Turn south and continue 2 miles to the park entrance.
Winter gate house hours of operation (October 1 through March 31): Sunday through Thursday, 10:00 AM-7:00 PM; Friday through Saturday, 10:00 AM-10:00 PM Summer gate house hours of operation (April 1 through September 30): Sunday through Thursday, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday through Saturday, 9:00 AM-10:00 PM Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out is 2 p.m. Do not feed the wildlife Double campsites in the upper loop have only one set of RV hookups Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.