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Cowboy Capital Opry
Bandera Market Days
Annual Buck Sloan Musician's Reunion
Sunday - Saturday
08/14 - 08/20/16
Twin Elm Ranch Cowboy Capital Series Rodeo
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Things to Do: Parks

There is a wonderful variety of things to do in the Bandera area. Choose a topic from our "To Do" menu to view many of them.

Bandera City Park
(830) 796-3765
1102 Maple St.
Bandera, TX 78003

77 acre city park along the banks of the Medina River in downtown Bandera. Picnic areas with Bar-B-Q pits, fishing and river swimming. Day use only. Park closes at sunset. Admission is free during the week. From March through October cost is $5 for persons over 12 years old on weekends and holidays. Children under 11 are free.  Pavilions available for rent.  Call for pricing.

Large drive thru Christmas lights display Thanksgiving thru Jan 1.

Bandera City Park Disc Golf Course
(830) 796-3765
Bandera, TX

Nine hole course free to the public located in the natural section of the park west of 1st Street.

Bandera County Park At Medina Lake
(830) 612-2497
14444 Park Road 37
Lakehills, TX

Located at the end of Park Road 37 in Lakehills. Swimming, picnicking, boating, fishing. Day use only. Open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM every day during June, July, and August; open Saturday and Sunday only, September through May. Boat launch ramp open 24 hours each day. Call Bobby Harris, 830-460-1654, for additional information. Entrance fee $5.00 per person.

GPS 29.565552 - 98.956871

Bear Springs Blossom
(830) 535-6122
Bandera, TX

125 acre nature, birding, and wildflower nature preserve in southeast Bandera County near Pipe Creek. Guided tours on six different trails by reservation. Used by Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preservation Group.

Hill Country State Natural Area
(830) 796-4413; fax (830) 796-7589
10600 Bandera Creek Rd.
Bandera, TX 78003

5,400 acre primitive camping area. Multi use trails for horseback riding, backpacking, hiking and all-terrain bicycles. Fishing and swimming in creek. 50 camping spaces, walk-in tent sites and back-packing areas. Group Lodge sleeps 12. Equestrian camp areas with pens and water. Open year round.

Lost Maples State Natural Area
(830) 966-3413
HCO 1, Box 156
Vanderpool, TX 78885

On the Sabinal River 5 miles from Vanderpool. 30 campsites with electricity, water, shade shelters, restroom with showers. 8 designated primitive camping areas (40 sites accessible to hikers only). Day use area with picnic tables, parking, restroom. 2,100 acres with 10 1/2 miles of trails. Best foliage after first frost at end of October or first of November. Hiking, camping, picnicking, bird watching and sight-seeing.

Mansfield Park
(830) 796-8448
Bandera, TX

3 miles from Bandera; on Hwy. 16 N. PO Box 877, Bandera; TX 78003. Dump station, public restrooms. Outdoor dance pavilion seats 300. Picnic tables, charcoal grills. Shady tent sites. Rodeo Arena. Group campground available by reservation.


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