Fantastic foliage attracts legions of Texans to a maple tree wonderland.. In Short Lost Maples State Natural Area covers over 2,000 acres in Bandera and Real Counties, representing the large maple tree woodlands. Visitors enjoy picnicking, camping, backpacking, sightseeing, hiking, photography, bird watching, fishing, swimming and nature study. Facilities provided include restrooms with showers, picnic sites, primitive camping areas, a comfort station, campsites with water and electricity, and a trailer dump station. There are 11 miles of hiking trails. Accessibility for the disabled, restrooms and picnic tables.