A Visitors Guide and a Community Guide for Camp Wood, Texas.

Camp Wood, Texas

Swimming, 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.

The beautiful, 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 1998.

Camp Wood 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 Northern Railroad.

 

Barksdale, 4 miles to the north, is the entry point to head into Nueces Canyon. A ranch near there has a variety of exotic animals.

Want Some Great Food?

Casa Falcon Restaurant

A good variety of food on the menu and they serve all three daily meals.

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Camp Wood Area Lodging

Whiskey Mountain Inn Rental Cabins 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!

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Rio Dulce Vacation House
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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. 
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Frio Bluff Cabins
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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.
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Frio River Cabins
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Frio River Cabins

Come & 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 Concan.
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Scenic Photo
Scenic view on Hwy 337
between Leakey and Camp Wood


Camp Wood Area Tourist Attractions:

Garner State Park

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 basis.

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 Vanderpool
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.



Things to do in the Camp Wood area: 

  • Miles of river offer swimming, and sunbathing.
  • Take guided river and lake fly-fishing trips.
  • 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 restaurants.
  • Visit Art Galleries and Museums.
  • Enjoy the spectacular views and enjoy stargazing at night.
  • Hiking and biking are popular in the area.
  • 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.
  • San 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.
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Camp Wood Area Events:

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.


A Sampling of More Businesses
in Camp Wood, Texas


 
 



 

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