Campgrounds in Rio Frio, Texas

Campgrounds in Rio Frio, Texas
Rio Frio, Texas is in the Hill Country, approximately 85 miles from San Antonio. The Frio River runs through the region where visitors can enjoy canoeing, kayaking and fishing for crappie, and catfish. The town of Rio Frio is small by most standards, with the town's population claiming to have never exceeded 75 people. Lost Maples State Natural Area is near Rio Frio and there are hiking trails and opportunities to bike tour through the park. There are a few options for campgrounds in and around Rio Frio.

4J Riverway Camp

4J Riverway Camp has sites for tent and RV campers along the banks of the Frio River. Guests staying at the 4J will be able to swim, fish, inner-tube or canoe on the river right from the campground. Sites have picnicking facilities and there are barbecue stations on the premises for guest use. The Lost Maples State Park and Wild Area is within 40 minutes drive of the 4J and visitors to the park can enjoy hiking trails amidst the sycamore and oak trees and the Sabinal River.

4J Riverway Camp
685 Highway 1050
Concan TX 78838
(830) 232-6202
frio4jrivercamp.com

Frio Falls Retreat

Frio Falls Retreat has camping sites with picnic tables, fire rings with grills, and water. RV sites have sewer, water, 30- or 50-amp electric and fire-rings. Pets are welcome if leashed. Frio Falls is located in the Frio Valley, and visitors can find hiking trails, mountain biking, and opportunities for road cycling the many miles of rural and country roads. Anglers can drop a line into the Frio River and try for catfish. Inner-tubing the river provides a way to cool off from the hot Hill Country sun.

Frio Falls Retreat
Hwy 1120
Concan, TX 78838
(830) 232-6362
friofalls.com

Garner State Park

Visitors to the Rio Frio region may opt to stay at the Garner State Park. Garner State Park has primitive tent campgrounds that have fire rings, grills, picnic tables and access to fresh water for drinking and cooking. There are RV sites with partial hookups (water and 30- or 50-amp electric.) All guests have access and use of the bathrooms and showers on the grounds. Pets are welcome but must remain leashed at all times. Guests staying at Garner State Park should check with rangers regarding fires and firewood due to insect infestations and weather conditions. There are hiking trails for those seeking a good walk and hike, as well as fishing, canoeing, kayaking and mountain biking all within the park.

Garner State Park
234 RR 1050
Concan TX 78838
(830) 232-6132
tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/garner/

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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