Activities include camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, birding, nature study, pedal boat and canoe rentals, swimming, tubing and canoeing.The San Marcos River runs through the park. Boaters can put in at Luling City Park and travel 14 miles to Palmetto, portaging around one dam along the way. Put-in and take-out points are limited, as the river is mostly bordered by private land.
There are no rapids, but almost always a steady current. Check river conditions at the park. For this trip, bring your own canoe and prearrange your shuttles.The park rents: 4-person pedal boats, 3-person canoes, fishing boats and inner tubes; lifejackets and oars are provided. Boats are to be used in the 4-acre oxbow lake. The park also has a limited supply of fishing equipment to loan.