Things To Do in the Frio Canyon in 2019
The Club at Concan
Nestled in the Texas Hill Country region in Concan, is a par 72, 18-hole, 7,333 yard championship course. Panoramic views of the Hill Country are found on every fairway and premium Zoysia grass underfoot makes this a must-play course. The Club at Concan is located just minutes from Garner State Park and 12 miles from Rio Bella Resort.
House Pasture Cattle Company
House Pasture is a full-service private club that includes a bar, restaurant, and Texas Country Music venue bringing some of the biggest names in Red Dirt, Americana, Outlaw, and Texas Country. House Pasture is located in Concan and is approximately 12 miles from Rio Bella.
Frio Bat Flight
For a once in a lifetime experience you will want to come to the Frio Bat Flight Tour and witness this awesome site as 10 to 12 million Mexican free-tailed bats ascend into the evening sky before sunset at Frio Cave near Concan. This is the second largest bat population in the world open to the public! The Frio Bat Flight is located about 16 miles from Rio Bella Resort.
Happy Hollow Tube Shuttle
Happy Hollow is a full service, family-oriented river outfitter for adventure and fun. They are located on the Frio River and have a tube shuttle that operates on demand throughout the summer season. Happy Hollow is approximately 4.5 miles from Rio Bella.
Lost Maples State Park
You may know Lost Maples for its fall color, but it is spectacular year-round. Visit any time to see abundant wildflowers, steep canyon walls and the scenic Sabinal River. It is a beautiful car or motorcycle ride across 337 east, one of the famous Twisted Sisters. Lost Maples is located about 20 miles from Rio Bella (and well worth the drive!).
Josh's Frio River Outfitter
Garner State Park
Garner is one of the most popular state parks in Texas (located about 5 miles from Rio Bella) with 1,774 acres of scenic Hill Country terrain and plenty of room to explore. Since the 1940s, young folks (and the young at heart) have been gathering at the park’s concession building on summer evenings for the nightly dances. Arrive early, as parking lots get full and gates can close as early as 8:30 pm during the summer months.
Dora's Nursery is a plant and pottery lover's dream! Dora and her family are glad to help you find the right pots, trees, plants, soil, and mulch for your yard. They also have a variety assortment of Mexican pottery, yard art, and much more. There are two locations in Leakey and Concan for your convenience.
Elm Creek Stables
Elm Creek Stables is a horseback riding facility with pony rides, trail rides (high trails and low trails), and petting zoo. They are also now Frio Canyon Horse Rescue—a non-profit organization. All proceeds from Elm Creek Stables go to funding the Frio Canyon Horse Rescue. Elm Creek Stables is located about 5 miles from Rio Bella.