remembering Garner in the 60s 

The Park was acquired in 1934-36 and was named for John Nance Garner (Cactus Jack) of Uvalde, who served as Vice-president of the United States from

   The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) made the park’s original improvements.

   Garner State Park is a 1419.8 acres (10 water acres of the Frio River) recreational facilities located  in northern Uvalde County, 31 miles north of the town of Uvalde, nine miles south of Leakey, or eight miles north of Concan on the Frio River. From US Highway 83, turn east on FM 1050 to the Park Road 29 new entrance. Insert photo of John Nance Garner 


This web site was designed for those who went to Garner State Park during the 1960s and 70s, but all Garner Park lovers are welcome! 

As you browse through and reminisce about the best times of your life, you will find information about the park including park history, photos from the past and personal stories from other Garner ‘kids’ from that time period. 

The Music page provides a listing of some of the great tunes from the 60s and 70s.  I have listed some of my favorites.

Jump to the Stories page to reminisce and read some great stories about dancing the Whip, summer romances, and other adventures. 

Don't forget to sign my guest book.  Tell us a little about you; your hometown, where you live now, and some of your best Garner memories.  I like to share these on the website.

Hopefully, you will enrich this site with your personal stories and pictures from the past.  So sit back and browse…thanks for dropping in.  Garner Park or Bust!

Welcome to Garner Park 60s Style

Old Park Entrance

Brief History

John Nance Garner