Things To Do Around The Frio River

Shopping | Frio River Gift Shops

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Frio's Dry Fifty

Frio's Dry Fifty is the premiere stop for visitors of the Frio River.  Best T-Shirts in the Concan area!

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Frio Fergie's River Co.

A true surf shop right on the Frio River! Need to flaunt some new swim wear or kicks on the Frio?  Cute dress for the Garner dance?  They have it!

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Josh's Frio River Outfitters

Josh's Frio River Outfitters offers everything needed, whether it's for fishing, tubing, swimming or just sitting in the clear waters of the Frio River. Your all-around one stop shop!

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Happy Hollows Grocery

Happy Hollow has a full store and gift shop that sells: Caps • Hats • Jewelry • Shirts • Miscellaneous Items

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Cowgirl Loca

A unique Boutique of Southwest Dressing, Native American Jewelry, Handmade Jewelry, Accessories and Ranch Decor!

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Eating & Dining at the Frio River

Concan Pies

Concan Pies

Homemade Pies and Cakes. The best on the Frio River. Find them located above Concan General Store in Concan, Texas.

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House Pasture Frio River

House Pasture Cattle Co.

Chicken Fried Chicken, Chicken Fried Steak, Grilled Chicken Salad, Ribeyes, Burgers, Hand-Battered Mushroom, Kenny's Nachos, Chips & Salsa, Cowboy Eggrolls, Western Cheese Fries and more...

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Mill Creek Cafe

Mill Creek Cafe

MADE FROM SCRATCH ALWAYS. Hours: Daily 7am - 9pm | Daily Lunch Buffets - Friday Nights: All You Can Eat Fish - Saturday Night Special: 10 oz. RibEye, Baked Potato or Fries, trip to the Salad Bar.

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Garner Grill

Enjoy the tasty food available at the Garner Grill. Located near the Historic Garner Pavilion, in a vintage airstream trailer, you will be thrilled at what the cooks whip up for you! With sourdough buns from Houston, Moonshine Tea from Austin and the best burgers you've sunk your teeth in-this is a must-stop-must-eat!

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Buckhorn Bar & Grill

Buckhorn Bar & Grill

Great Food + Beer & Wine and Live Music.

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Lost Maples Cafe

Open 7 days a week 7am - 9pm

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Neal's Dining Room

Neal's Dining Room

Delicious Family Dining on the Frio! Huge menu sure to please everyone! Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

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Mama Chloe's Mexican

We have great food. Enchilladas, carne guisada, fajitas,tacos, and other great plates. | Hours: 11am - 9pm

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The Laurel Tree

4 Course French Meal; Only open Saturdays by Reservation

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Bent Rim Grill

Bent Rim Grille

The Bent Rim Grill offers a variety of burgers made from pure Angus beef always fresh, never frozen. Our french fries, onion rings, tater tots, and Texas Toothpicks are fried in 0% trans fat oil. We have a variety of other sandwich choices and can make something special for our vegetarian guests.

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Mac and Ernie's

Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Steaks, Catfish, Grilled Tuna, Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Ancho-Chile Honey Basted Quail and our famous Cabrito Burger.  

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The Friend's Grill

The Friend's Grill

The Friend’s Grill Restaurant is located in downtown Leakey and offers full lunch and dinner menus, as well as full service catering either off site or on site at the "Patio Grill" or the "Courtyard".

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Hippie Chicks River Shack

Hippie Chicks River Shack

Hippie Chic's River Shack is the place to go in Concan for the best food and vibe on the Frio River. We ate there several times and everything we ordered was delicious.

Located: 721 River Rd Concan, TX 78838, (Near Neal's Lodge)

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Night Life | Music & Dancing

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House Pasture Cattle Co.

House Pasture is one of the top music venues in Texas. With a great lineup every weekend they will make you want to stay all summer. They have a full bar and restaurant included. Check the website for upcoming concerts.

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Garner State Park

Garner State Park has been a family friendly Must-Do for decades.  Popular dances every night in the Peak Season months. Great food, dancing and shopping.

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Joe Jimmy's

This is a family friendly place that offers: Dancing, Arcade, Concession Stand , Gaga Ball, Basketball, Swingset, Bar.

We have live music most Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The other nights we play a variety of dancing music from old country to Nashville and Texas music to line dances.

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Buckhorn Bar & Grill

Great food + Beer & wine, Live music, dance floor.

Sat: 11am -1am
Sun: 12pm - 12am, Free pool (2-tables) AND shuffleboard, dancing & more!
Winter Hours: Thu – Mon 5pm- 12pm

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Natural Attractions | Parks & Hiking Trails

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Garner State Park

Garner State Park is a state park in the community of Concan, Texas located in Uvalde County, Texas in the United States. Garner State Park, in the Texas Hill Country, is the most popular state park in Texas for overnight camping. It often fills by noon in peak parts of the season. The park is popular with campers and local residents for its activities on the Frio River and the dances held nightly during the spring and summer. 

(830) 232-6132 

234 RR 1050 
Concan, TX 78838 

Entrance Fees: 13 years and older; $8 Daily 
Child 12 Years and Under: Free 

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Hill Country State Natural Area

Tucked away in the rugged terrain southwest of Bandera is Hill Country State Natural Area, an undeveloped and secluded retreat. Approximately 40 miles of multiuse trails wind up grassy valleys, cross spring-fed streams, and climb steep limestone hills. Equestrians, hikers and mountain bikers can enjoy exploring the trails. Campsites for primitive and back country camping are available to equestrian and non-equestrian campers. There is also a Group Lodge with a kitchen. Swimming and fishing are not available at this time due to extremely low water levels. Fire danger conditions can change rapidly and a burn ban can be enacted with little advanced notice. Please contact the park for current conditions prior to your arrival. 

Recreational activity centers around 40 miles of designated, multiuse trails. The park offers a back country setting for activities such as primitive camping, backpacking, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, equestrian camping, and nature viewing. 

(830) 796-4413 

10600 Bandera Creek Road 
Bandera, TX 78003 

Entry Fee: Adult : $6 Daily
Child 12 Years and Under: Free 

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Lost Maples State Natural Park

Lost Maples State Natural Area is a pristine area of hills and canyons on the upper Sabinal River in the Edwards Plateau of Texas, United States. It is designated a Natural Area, rather than a State Park, and therefore the primary focus is maintenance and protection of the property's natural state. Accordingly, access and recreational activities may be restricted if the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) deems such action necessary to protect the environment. 

Lost Maples State Natural Area is located about 5 miles (8 km) north of Vanderpool, Texas and 71 miles (114 km) west of San Antonio. The preserve sits along the Sabinal River in western Bandera County and far eastern Real County. 

(830) 966-3413 

37221 F.M. 187 
Vanderpool, TX 78885 

Entrance Fees: Adult : $6 Daily 
Child 12 Years and Under: Free 

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Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area

The Devil's Sinkhole, is a National Natural Landmark that houses one of the state’s largest colonies of Mexican free-tailed bats. This enormous vertical cavern is thought to be the largest single-chamber cavern in Texas. The opening is a shaft approximately 50 feet wide that drops 140 feet into the cavern. Here, the shaft balloons out to a diameter of over 320 feet and reaches a total depth of over 350 feet. From late spring through early fall the sinkhole provides an amazing venue to witness over 3 million bats stream out into the evening sky. 

Evening bat tours, day tours to see the sinkhole, nature hikes, and even morning bat return flight tours bring visitors to the sinkhole and beyond to explore this unique piece of the Edwards Plateau. The 1,860-acre natural area is wild and mainly undeveloped. On your visit you can find remnants from the ranching past, trails for guided hikes, and two bird blinds for bird watching. At the sinkhole itself you can step out over the chasm onto the viewing platform and peer down into the depths below; the platform is wheelchair accessible. To protect this sensitive natural resource, visitors are not allowed to enter the sinkhole. 

(830) 683-2287 

101 N. Sweeten St. 
Rocksprings, TX 78880 

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Local Golfing Attractions

The Club at Concan Golf Course

The Club at Concan

The Club at Concan, nestled in the Frio River Texas Hill Country region, is a par 72, 18 holes, 7,333 yards championship course. Panoramic views of the Hill Country are found on every fairway and premium Zoysia grass underfoot makes this a must-play course. Located just minutes from Garner State Park.

830-232-4471

520 Mountain Valley Drive
Concan, TX 78838

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Utopia Golf

Utopia Golf is the most beautiful nine-hole golf course in Texas! Come experience for yourself why Dr. David Cook was so inspired by this scenic location to write "Golf's Sacred Journey - Seven Days at the Links of Utopia", the book which then inspired the movie Seven Days in Utopia starring Robert Duvall. Tee times are available, but not required. Come out and play a round or two, return to the simple pleasures of the game, and enjoy the scenic Texas Hill Country views.

830-966-5577

Hwy. 187
Utopia, TX 78884

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