Park Specific FAQs
- Can I use a scooter, Segway or an electric bicycle on trails?
- Why are day-use fees charged at River Ranch County Park.
- Can I just drive through and look at the park without paying day-use fees?
- Can the South San Gabriel River be accessed by car?
- I booked the Day-Use 'Homestead' Pavilion for a birthday party. Are my guests' day-use fees included with the facility use fee?
- Can I reserve the Interpretive Center for a birthday party, wedding, or large family event?
- Can I drive my golf cart or ATV in the Park?
- What kind of wildlife might I see at River Ranch County Park?
General Parks FAQs
- Are advanced reservations required to camp overnight?
- Can I bring my own firewood?
- Can I bring my pet to the campground?
- Do your campsites accommodate RVs?
- How long can I stay at a campsite?
- How many people are allowed per campsite?
- How much does it cost to camp?
- What time is check-in for overnight camping?
- Why are the campsite occupants' names and vehicle information needed when booking a campsite?
- Are horses allowed in your parks?
Berry Springs Park and Preserve allows equestrian riders, however you must plan ahead and coordinate with the Park Manager at 512-930-0040 at least 24 hours in advance of arrival.
The Expo Center offers equestrian riding opportunities.
River Ranch County Park offers equestrian trails.
- Are pets allowed at Williamson County Parks and Trails?
Yes; however, pets must be on a leash and under control at all times. Only service animals are allowed in the Quarry Splash Pad.
Please pick up after your pet.
- Can I feed the donkeys at Berry Springs Park & Preserve
Yes, but please limit treats to a handful of grass or hay and not anything else. Our "fitness trainer" said the donkeys need to watch their health too.
- Can I feed the wildlife in County managed parks?
Section 1.16 of the Williamson County Park Rules and Regulations protects all wildlife in County managed parks. For a variety of biological and safety reasons, feeding of wildlife is strongly discouraged. Here are a few links to articles related to this topic:
- USDA APHIS - Don't Feed the Wildlife
- Are You An Animal Lover? (U.S. National Park Service)
- News Release: February 2, 2004: Feeding of Wildlife Banned In Texas State Parks - TPWD
- Can I have petting zoos or pony rides at my pavilion rental?
Due to health and safety concerns, petting zoos and pony rides are not permitted in Williamson County Park locations.