10600 Bandera Creek Rd
Bandera, TX 78003
LOCATION: San Antonio - South Texas Area
Hill Country S. N. A. is a Texas State Parks with Overnight and Day Use Equestrian Facilities
Unless otherwise stated, equine facility use is included in the park entrance fee. Camping incurs an additional charge.
This park is located 12 miles southwest of the town of Bandera on FM 1077, 52 miles northwest of San Antonio. Formerly the Bar-O Ranch, this 5400-acre site provides a back country setting. Visitors may bring their own horses. The park offers 40 miles of designated, multi-use trails open to backpacking, primitive camping, horseback riding, and mountain bicycling. The terrain ranges from flat, broad, creek bottoms to steep, rocky canyons up to 2000 feet in elevation. Well water is available for horses, but visitors should bring their own drinking water. Hitching posts and parking are provided at the day-use area. The park does not provide horses but has contracts with concessionaires who provide guided horseback tours.
Bar O is a primitive day-use facility that is mainly set up for equine activities, although is popular with campers too. Located across from the park headquarters in 6 shaded acres. It has a water trough, a horse wash area, and a vault toilet. The Bar O has limited facilities for securing your horses. Call the park for availability.
Rentals: Various adjacent ranches and concessionaires offer guided horse tours through the State Natural Area, and other accommodations. Please contact the Bandera Convention and Visitors Bureau (1-800-364-3833) or visit their web site at www.banderacowboycapital.com for more information on fees and schedules.
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