Visitors Guide and a Community Guide for Camp Wood, Texas.
Camp Wood, Texas
fishing, kayaking, canoeing, floating down the Nueces River, camping, and hiking are
favorite activities to be enjoyed by family and friends in the Camp Wood area.
Bird watching in the area
is great. There are approximately 200 species that visit the area each year.
Hunters come in from all over during the season for years. Bow hunting is popular and
they even have contests during the annual fair.
crystal clear water of the Nueces River is enjoyed by all! It is spring-fed and the waters
flow through the limestone bluffs of the Edwards Plateau as the river winds its way
downstream all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Some say it is the "Mother River of the
Hill Country" since it feeds the Frio and Sabinal Rivers.
Camp Wood is in
Real County in the western part of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Camp Wood is
located on the Nueces River at the intersection of Farm Road 337 and Texas Highway 55.
FM 337 between Camp Wood through Leakey, and Vanderpool to Medina has been called
"One of the fifteen most scenic spots in Texas" by Texas Highways, November
received its name from the United States military outpost Camp Wood. The post was
maintained there from 1857 to 1861. The Camp Wood town site officially was begun in 1920
by Uvalde Cedar Company workers who were moving cedar logs down the new Uvalde and
Barksdale, 4 miles to the north,
is the entry point to head into Nueces Canyon. A ranch near there has a variety of exotic
Some Great Food?Casa Falcon Restaurant
A good variety of food
on the menu and they serve all three daily meals.
Camp Wood Area Lodging
||Whiskey Mountain Inn - Leakey
Their fully-furnished cabins with full kitchens are open year round for your enjoyment.
With 10 acres of hiking trails, you can bird watch, stargaze or just relax. Near
Garner State Park, Lost Maples, and the Frio River. Pets are welcome, as they are part of
our family too!
|Rio Dulce Vacation Home - Concan
Enjoy this spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath
vacation home with all the modern conveniences. Will consider short term rental
offers as well as week or weekends. Winter Texans are welcome and you could even bring
some friends! Frio River is nearby.
|Frio Bluff Cabins - Rio Frio
Relax on the front porch of one of their picturesque cabins on a
bluff overlooking the Frio River. These cabins are great for family reunions. Swim, tube,
bar-b-que and sit under majestic old cypress trees. Only minutes from Garner State park
and downtown Leakey.
|Frio River Cabins
experience the natural beauty of the scenic Texas Hill Country. Their secluded cabins and
vacation homes set close to the clear, cool, spring-fed waters of the Frio River are a
great getaway for all seasons. One mile from Garner State Park. Near Leakey and
Scenic view on Hwy 337
between Leakey and Camp Wood
Wood Area Tourist Attractions:
Garner State Park
This park has 1,419.8 acres of recreational facilities in northern Uvalde County. There
are 10 water acres along the Frio River.
Lost Maples State Natural Area
This area has 2,174.2 scenic acres in Bandera and Real Counties, located north of
Vanderpool on the Sabinal River. Lost Maples has about 200,000 visitors on an annual
Devil's Sinkhole State
Natural Area - 6 miles NE of Rocksprings
See this unique collapsed cavern. Tours are available to the public.
The Real County Historical Museum - Leakey
Wildlife Art Museum - Leakey
Lone Star Motorcyle Museum - near
A collection of motorcycles dating from 1910's to the 80's.
Sunset Bat Flights - Concan
John Nance Garner Museum - Uvalde
President Franklin Roosevelt's first Vice President.
Sabinal Canyon Museum - Utopia
Pioneer farm implements and household items, geological and Indian artifact exhibits.
Scenic Drive - Hill Country Trail
Explore the Sabinal River Canyon along RR 187.
do in the Camp Wood area:
- Miles of river offer swimming, and
- Take guided river and lake fly-fishing
- Take a guided hunting expedition.
- Motorcycling through the Texas Hill
Country is a big deal! Texas Highway 337 is one of the most popular and challenging
roadways with winding roads and spectacular views.
- Nature watching and photography is at
its finest at the nearby State Natural Areas.
- Fishing in the Nueces River.
- Visit Lake Nueces Park.
- Shopping at the antique and tourist
stores in the area is some of the best in Texas.
- Attend Rodeos in the summer.
- Dining at the river front and downtown
- Visit Art Galleries and Museums.
- Enjoy the spectacular views and enjoy
stargazing at night.
- Hiking and biking are popular in the
- Visit other local towns such as
Brackettville, Concan, Leakey, Rock Springs,
Vanderpool, Utopia, and Uvalde which are only a short driving distance from Camp Wood.
Antonio is about 2 hours driving time to the East and Mexico is about one and 1/2
hours to the south.
- To the north, Kerrville is 87 miles and Boerne is 95 miles away.
Camp Wood Area
Old Settlers Reunion - First
Saturday of August every year since 1961.
A fun event for the whole family.
Hunter's Feast and Arts and Crafts Fair - Bruce Park Rodeo Grounds.
Held annually in November.
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