EDWARDS PLATEAU & LLANO UPLIFT

CARLEE JACKSON - TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

NATIONAL PARKS

  • LBJ national park is located between Johnson city and Fredericksburg. It honors a native Texan who went on to become the President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • San Antonio Missions National Park is located in San Antonio. During the 1700's people went to these missions to survive Indians attacks, diseases & droughts.
  • Hill Country National Area is a scenic and rugged mosaic of rocky hills.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

STATE PARKS

  • Kerrville Schreiner State Park is located on the Guadalupe River and a neat place to go fishing.
  • Blanco State Park is a 110 acre state park located one mile south of Blanco where you can enjoy a range of activities from camping, fishing, hiking, swimming and lots more.
  • Enchanted Rock State Park is a magnificent park where you can enjoy taking a hike up the huge pink granite boulder which stands 425 feet from the ground. Legend says that Indians saw this place as a very spiritual area, and would gather there for religious ceremonies.
  • Garner State Park is located off the banks of the cold Frio River. This is a very popular camping spot for most families during the summer months.
  • South Llano River State Park is located near Junction, Texas, and features 25 miles of hiking and biking trails, 58 campsites, and the beautiful South Llano river which attracts kayakers throughout the year.
  • Pedernales Falls State Park is a place to visit not only the Pedernales Falls but to also enjoy it's various outside activities.
  • Guadalupe River State Park is a popular tourist destination for not only people seeking a good tube ride down the Guadalupe River, but someone who enjoys the beauty of a winding river nestled through quaint towns and pretty hills.

LAKES & BODIES OF WATER

  • Canyon Lake is a wonderful place to camp, along with being a place mentioned in many good Texas country songs.
  • Guadalupe River is not only a beautiful winding river through the hills and cute towns in Texas, but a favorite for people looking to go tubing during the summer.
  • Llano River has become a fun place for kayakers and campers.
  • Barton Springs Pool is a natural spring aquifer and located in Austin. It's waters stay very blue and very cold making it a fun swimming hole.
  • Hamilton Poll is known for it's waterfall that drops 60ft. and makes a great swimming hole as well.
  • Inks Lake lies in a 1200 acre state park and offers a wide variety of water sports along with it's pretty view.

SIGHT SEEING

  • River Walk San Antonio-Walk with your friends and family up the beautiful and unique river walk in San Antonio, while enjoying a good bite to eat and fun shopping.
  • Cascade Caverns-Take a half a mile tour through limestone formations, deep caverns, stalagmites and steatites in this beautiful site.
  • Cibolo Nature Center-Nature lovers will enjoy strolling the trails through this 100 acre park set aside for the conservation of nature grasslands.
  • Congress Street Bridge-Spectators will be surprised when they see the Mexican free tail bats emerge from under the bridge at dusk, to feast upon mosquitoes and nighttime insects.

HISTORICAL PLACES and HISTORICAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION

  • The Alamo-Relive the dramatic 1836 Battle of the Alamo when you visit this historical site, where lives were sacrificed for the cause of Liberty.
  • San Antonio Missions-In the 1700s people went to these missions to survive Indian attacks, diseases, and droughts. When accepted into the missions they pledged loyalty to Spain and converted to Christianity.
  • German's were one of the largest ethnic groups to migrate into this Texas region. This culture is noticed throughout the hill country, especially in the food.