Frio River Area Guide

Get to Know the Texas Hill Country

Frio River in Texas


Located in beautiful Uvalde County, Concan, Texas, is a charming unincorporated community situated along the Frio River. Offering a friendly, small-town atmosphere, as well as banks, worship services, postal services, RV and auto repair shops, gas stations, grocery stores, and much more, you’ll have everything you could need right at your fingertips when you visit. Whether you’re visiting for a few days or staying a little longer, Stars Over Texas RV Park is the ideal home base for all your Texas Hill Country adventures. From outdoor activities to exploring the shops of Concan and nearby Leakey, TX., there’s always something exciting to discover. Check out some of our favorite things to do in our local area guide, and start planning your Texas vacation today!

Concan & Frio Canyon Activities 

Stars Over Texas RV Park offers opportunities to have fun and relax! We have a quiet and tranquil atmosphere, which is ideal for playing outdoor games, enjoying a picnic, or just relaxing under a tree. Many native bird species and local wildlife visit the park, so bird watching and wildlife viewing are excellent ways to spend a morning or afternoon. Bring your binoculars and guidebooks.


The RV park is near the Frio River, allowing access to all kinds of water recreation. The Frio River's water runs cool, clear, and clean at a moderate pace, making it ideal for tubing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and fishing. Experience is not necessary for paddle trips, as the river is calm and fairly shallow compared to other Texas rivers. The Frio River flows past Garner State Park and on down to Concan, which is the most paddled stretch.  


If you'd rather stay dry, then take a stroll along the riverbanks; the sheer beauty of the river and the changing colors of the seasons make the Frio a unique experience and worth visiting. There are several outfitters offering rentals and river shuttles to make your excursions convenient and fun.

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State Parks and Natural Areas

Garner State Recreation Park - Deep canyons, crystal-clear rivers, high mesas and carved limestone cliffs are all features you’ll find at Garner State Recreation Park. Garner State Park is found seven miles north of Concan and features ten acres of riverfront. The park offers hiking, nature study, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, swimming in the Frio River, seasonal miniature golf, paddle boat rentals, jukebox dancing at the concessions building, and bike riding. If you’re looking for fewer crowds, the best times to visit are mid-week or during the off-season. 


Lost Maples State Natural Area- Lost Maples has something very few other parks have: the bigtooth maples for which the park is named only exist in several western states and northern Mexico. Many visitors come to see the extraordinary display of fall color, which reaches its peak in early November. Bird life is also abundant at the park, including the rare golden-cheeked warbler. Other activities include hiking, backpacking, photography, nature study, fishing, swimming, and picnicking. The best time to visit is during weekdays. 

Wildlife and Wineries

Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area - Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area lies hidden away on the western edge of the Texas Hill Country. This Sinkhole is a vertical cavern with an approximately 40 by 60 feet opening, and is a Nationally Registered Natural Landmark. There is a large seasonal population of Mexican free-tail bats that put on quite a show when they leave the cave in the evening to forage. Guided tours to see the bats and the caverns are available every evening. Access to Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area is limited to tours only. 


The Texas Hill Country is renowned for bird-watching opportunities. Several areas nearby provide trails and spots ideal for birding, including the Garner State Recreation Park. Species you might see include Painted Buntings, Vermilion Flycatcher, Peregrine Falcons, woodpeckers, Red-Shouldered Hawks and Whistling Ducks. There are also warblers of all kinds, common ravens, doves, and more! The birding season lasts from early May - June and through the fall. Wildlife includes white-tail deer, opossums, raccoons, tree squirrels, and wild turkeys, especially near the river. In addition to outdoor recreation, the Hill Country is home to some excellent wineries. With award-winning vintages and excellent tasting room offerings, enjoying a day wandering the grounds of a beautiful vineyard is a great way to experience more of the area’s charm.

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Father and son tubing a river

In addition to the exceptional outdoor activities, charming towns, and myriad ways to explore the Texas Hill Country, there are some resources that can help you maximize your time at Stars Over Texas RV Park. We've compiled a list of helpful links below that highlight everything from local outfitters for equipment rentals to event calendars and other businesses. We hope you'll enjoy and cherish your visit to the Frio River Valley and continue to return year after year. For any assistance or recommendations on things to do on your visit, don't hesitate to contact us! As area locals, we're available to help you find the must-do activities in the area. 

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