Tubing the Frio

We all know by now that Texas is hot. And when it’s scorching outside, there’s no better river than the Frio.

Cold. Beautiful. Big. Secluded. That’s the Frio. Spanish for “cold”, the Frio is a great tubing river for those that want to get away from the crowds. Where the Guadalupe is the party river, the Frio is the unadulterated gem of Texas.

Float the clear water while relaxing and gazing up at majestic 1000-year-old Cypress trees.

The Frio is 47 miles of secluded beauty. High limestone bluffs. Enormous cypress trees. Boulders. Clear water.  “Optimum” flow rates vary from 100 to 1000 CFS.

Frio River Rock Bar: The best swimming hole and access on the Frio River

Conveniently located right off Highway 127 on the Northeast side of the Frio River crossing in Concan, the Frio River Rock Bar is the perfect location for your Frio River fun, and features one of the best swimming holes on the Frio River for you to enjoy!

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For Nature Lovers

Garner State Park

Fun traditions and beautiful scenery bring people back to Garner State Park time after time. With 2.9 miles of Frio River winding through 1,774 acres of scenic Hill Country terrain, the park offers lots to see and do!


Since the 1940s, young folks (and the young at heart) have been gathering on summer evenings for a jukebox dance.


Rent paddle boats, kayaks and inner tubes, as well as tables, barbecue pits, heaters and fans. Take a tube shuttle and play putt-putt golf…

Garner State Park Website

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Lost Maples Nature Area

Located along the Sabinal River in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, the Lost Maples State Natural Area is an inspiring mixture of sheer limestone cliffs, deep canyons, dense woodlands, and numerous clear streams. The area contains the state’s largest stand of bigtooth maples east of the Guadalupe Mountains. When conditions are right, the maple leaves put on a dazzling show of fall colors.

Enjoy picnicking, camping, sightseeing, photography, bird watching, fishing, swimming, nature study, as well as over 11 miles of hiking and backpacking trails.

The park contains 30 campsites, and 8 primitive camping areas, some of which have outhouses. In the center of the park are the ponds, and two small lakes along Can Creek.

Lost Maples Website

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GOLF – The Club at Concan

Nestled in the Frio Canyon of the Texas Hill Country River Region, The Club at ConCan is a one-of-a-kind destination course…

Phone: (830) 232-4471

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The Frio River Area offers great fishing. For advice on where to go, and everything you need, visit Josh’s Outfitters…

Phone: (830) 232-4243

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We recommend Elm Creek Stables for excellent guided trail rides. They are located just a 1/4 mile north of Garner State Park…

Phone: (830) 232-5365

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The area around Concan is one of the best for Birding in Texas! Hill Country Adventures offers year-round tours…

Phone: (830) 966-2320