On our last trip, only a handful of campers were in the park. This time, the campground was almost full. People come to this park to play. Once each day began to warm, loads of park visitors would load their water flotation devices (inner tubes, inflatable rafts, etc.) and head to the river. If you don't own you own floats, you can rent them in the park. Later in the day, guests would return to their campsites, hang out their wet clothing, and spend the evening hours grilling, eating, and enjoying the park.
|Our camping area, Deer Field Loop, looking east. All of these sites would be occupied by the end of the day except for one.|
|Deer Field Loop looking west from our campsite. All of these sites would fill up.|
At Lost Maples, we had only seen a single deer in the park, but at Kerrville-Schreiner, we had deer visitors to our campsite every day. Usually the deer would make at least 2 passes through our site, once in the morning and then later in the day. They would graze about 25 or 30 feet from us, but they kept wary eyes on us. Sounds and sudden movements would startle them, but as long as they weren't threatened, they would usually stay close.
|Our daily visitors. The picnic table in foreground was under our awning, just outside our door, so you can see how close they would approach.|
|I zoomed in for this photo of our little friends.|
|We stayed in site 123, which offered good shade.|