Park Closure - Prescribed Burn
Travis County Parks plans to conduct a prescribed burn at Reimers Ranch Park on Thursday, December 17. The park will be closed to the public all day. There is potential for a second prescribed burn on Friday, December 18 with park closures. We will provide all updates here. Please check back for the most up to date information on closures.
Reimers Ranch Park May Close When Overcrowded
Reimers Ranch Park may close to new visitors without warning if it becomes overcrowded. This is likely to happen during weekends and holidays. We do not take reservations. Visitors traveling to the park should check the Travis County Milton Reimers Ranch Park web page for the most up to date information on closure.
Bring Cash for Park Fees
Park Use fees at Milton Reimers Ranch Park are now being charged. Please bring cash. We do not accept credit or debit cards.
Mountain Biking Trails Status
The mountain bike trails at Milton Reimers Ranch Park are open. They sometimes close after rain.
Road To Beach Now Open 7 Days a Week
The road to the beach at Milton Reimers Ranch Park is now open 7 days a week for dropping off people and supplies. It had been closed on busy swimming weekends and holidays for public safety reasons.
Limited Park Use Activities at Reimers Ranch During COVID-19
When we are not closed due to overcrowding, the currently allowed activities at Reimers Ranch Park are walking, hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, and biking on some trails. As usual, Mountain Bike Trails will be open when they are dry and closed when they are wet. All visitors must follow proper social distancing practices at all times, including staying at least 6 feet from each other. Drinking fountains and picnic tables will not be available for use. All visitor activities must be consistent with our efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Mountain Bike Flow Trail Now Open
The newly constructed Mountain Bike Flow Trail at Milton Reimers Ranch Park is now open when trail conditions are dry. As with the other mountain bike trails, the Flow Trail might be closed after rain. You can park in the regular Mountain Bike Parking Lot.
Rock Climbing and COVID-19
Park guests may rock climb at Milton Reimers Ranch Park when following current COVID-19 recommended guidelines. Travis County Parks, Texas Climbers Coalition, and The Access Fund work collaboratively to promote safe and appropriate use of the climbing areas at Milton Reimers Ranch Park. Join us as we support the sport and ensure continued climbing access through this team effort. Please climb safely and follow current COVID-19 guidelines. Support the sport; support your health, and support your community.
23610 Hamilton Road
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
7:00 am to civil twilight
(Today's civil twilight is 08:33 pm)
Know Before You Go
Mountain Bike Trails
Mountain bike trails close down after significant rain to maintain their integrity. They re-open after they're thoroughly dried.
Mountain biking and rock climbing are inherently hazardous activities. Please read the warning signs at the beginning of the trailheads leading to activity areas.
Road to the Beach Status
The road to the beach is closed to vehicles on busy swimming weekends and holidays for public safety reasons. Check the red and green boxes at the top of the Milton Reimers Ranch Park web page for the current status of the road.
Swim in the Pedernales River! It's about a 300-yard hike from the parking lot to the river.
Reimers Observatory Observatory is an astronomical observatory located inside Reimers Ranch Park. Night sky programs are currently not being scheduled due to COVID concerns. Reservations are required during times when programs are scheduled.
The park does not provide cooking grills, but you may bring your own. They must be above ground and not pose a fire hazard. You can burn gas and charcoal, but not wood due to flying embers.
Cancelled: Our monthly Bird Walks are cancelled until further notice due to COVID concerns. When we do have our Bird Walks, all levels of birders are welcome! It's included in the regular park entrance fee. The walk starts at 7:30 am and lasts two hours.
Park staff will escort you on a 2-3 mile long bird walk on relatively flat trails. We recommend you bring binoculars, sturdy shoes, and drinking water. Expect to see birds in a variety of habitats, as we have many wintering sparrow.
Cancelled: Our weekly guided hikes are cancelled until further notice due to COVID concerns. When we do lead guided hikes, the cost is included in the regular park entrance fee. The tours last two hours. Guided tours are limited to the first 30 participants.
We hike 2-3 miles into the backcountry area of the park where vehicles are not allowed. The staff talks about the natural history of the land. We recommend you bring sturdy shoes and drinking water.
We accept cash but do not accept credit or debit cards at the entrance booth.
Inside the park, we have an astronomical observatory and program where you have the opportunity to see a star-filled sky and learn about the universe. Reservations are required. Please see the observatory page for all reservation information.
The following are prohibited:
- Glass containers
- Ground fires
- Off-leash pets
- Public display of consumption of alcohol
- Tobacco products
This pristine parkland, open space and reserve land in western Travis County with almost 3 miles of continuous frontage along the Pedernales River is the largest parkland acquisition in the history of Travis County.
The Reimers Ranch parcel is already well known and well loved by many park users. The sizeable Central Texas rock-climbing community views Reimers Ranch as a destination with world-class rock climbing. The active local mountain biking community likewise enjoys Reimers Ranch’s over 18 miles of trails through the classic Central Texas landscape. Local anglers have come to Reimers’ for generations to fish for white bass in the Pedernales River. The Pogue Springs Preserve/Hogge Reserve component of the land acquisition is less known but equally spectacular with Pedernales River frontage, deep canyons and panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country.