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Hill Country State Natural Area

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Address: 10600 Bandera Creek Rd, Bandera, TX 78003-3867
Phone Number: +1 830-796-4413
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Undeveloped state park that offers 36 miles of trails for horseback riding,...

Undeveloped state park that offers 36 miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking, backpacking, and primitive camping.

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Lovely Drive!

I enjoyed a trip all the way through this Natural Area! It's quiet, beautiful, and fun for an afternoon drive along the dirt roads.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
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Cypress, Texas
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Fort Meade, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm from the East Coast so this is definitely not the same in terms of views and trees but it was relaxing and captured the Texas landscape. I love live oaks and they were everywhere. There is a river and a couple of nice overlooks. It seems to be a big destination for horse back riding. The historical ranch place... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I enjoyed a trip all the way through this Natural Area! It's quiet, beautiful, and fun for an afternoon drive along the dirt roads.

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Bay City, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I got drawn to hunt the HSNA for white tail deer and exotics and it was a wonderful time. I didn't get to harvest a deer or aoudad, but had fun looking for them. The staff was friendly, and we had a good time camping. I hunted the back two compartments and had spectacular vistas the entire time.

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Odessa, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

My mom and I wanted to swim and hike while in Bandera. This park has it all, You can being your horses here, camp, bike, swim. We just went for the day. In order to park on the park you have to buy a camp site so we paid $23 for a site. A park director choose the camp site... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

We didn't get to hike any of the trails, the rains had flooded them, so we drove up the road a couple miles to the house for rent. The drive was pretty, there were several places that we stopped and played in the river! It was beautiful! The rangers were very helpful and kind, and very informative. The trails seemed... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

If you love nature, you will love seeing hills, lots of trees, wild flowers, birds ...beautiful views. Just relaxing to go hike with friends and family.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

This place is a huge, once working ranch in a very rugged part of Bandera County. I have really only experienced it on horseback and if you're a rider there are miles of trails from flat to extremely rugged and steep. They will give you a map and tell you which ones to ride at the ranger station but if... More 

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houston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Took a long walk with our dog there watching for rattlesnakes and enjoying all the flowers Rangers were knowledgable and friendly

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nottingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We discovered Hill Country last year and we had to come back. This time we were there for nine days. Everyday we rode. Every evening we sat on the porch of our cabin and watched the night come in. The welcome, the horses, the tuition, the rides were all excellent. We will be back.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

There are lots of easy and intermediate hiking and biking trails here. Horses can also share the trails with you. The rangers are very friendly and helpful. The area is beautiful! Also do the the wildflower walk if it is offered while you are there. The naturalist is knowledgeable and you learn a lot about the variety of wildflowers in... More 

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