Hill Country

State Natural Area - Texas

Hill Country State Natural Area preserves rugged, relatively pristine Hill Country terrain in Bandera County, Texas. Since the site is designated "Natural Area" rather than a "State Park", the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's first priority is the maintenance and preservation of the property's natural state. Accordingly, facilities are purposely somewhat primitive and recreational activities may be curtailed if the TPWD deems it necessary to protect the environment.

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Trails Map of Lake Hill Country State Natural Area (SNA) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Hill Country - Trails Map

Trails Map of Lake Hill Country State Natural Area (SNA) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Campground Map of Hill Country State Natural Area (SNA) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Hill Country - Map

Campground Map of Hill Country State Natural Area (SNA) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Trails Map of Hill Country State Natural Area (SNA) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Hill Country - Trails

Trails Map of Hill Country State Natural Area (SNA) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Official Texas State Parks Guide. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Texas State - Official Texas State Parks Guide

Official Texas State Parks Guide. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Official Texas State Parks Guide (español). Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Texas State - Guía de Parques

Official Texas State Parks Guide (español). Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Hill Country SNA https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/hill-country https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hill_Country_State_Natural_Area Hill Country State Natural Area preserves rugged, relatively pristine Hill Country terrain in Bandera County, Texas. Since the site is designated "Natural Area" rather than a "State Park", the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's first priority is the maintenance and preservation of the property's natural state. Accordingly, facilities are purposely somewhat primitive and recreational activities may be curtailed if the TPWD deems it necessary to protect the environment.
For assistance using this map, contact the park. Hill Country #TxStateParks Ask for a TRAIL MAP for detailed trail information. Trail locations here are for reference only. State Natural Area #BetterOutside TexasStateParks.org/App /hillcountrystatenaturalarea LEGEND To F.M. 1077 & Bandera kB oun dar Par kB y oun dar y rk Headquarters Bo un Restroom da ry Toilet Group Lodge rm its Hermits Trail Wes t Ver Creek de 21 4 oun dar y 2 218 217 rk B Trailhead Equestrian Camp Area Roa d Merrick Mile Trail an y Private Road 123 127 126 124 125 Chaquita Falls Camp Area Tra i Comanche Bluff Camp Area Bandera Creek il dar y Hill • Trails and backcountry campsites may be closed for resource protection following wet weather events. Please contact the natural area for the latest information. am • Please do not leave trash in park – carry out what you pack in. Cre • Equine must have proof of a negative EIA (Coggins) test within the past 12 months. The form VS 10-11 is proof of testing. Ice • Hikers and bikers MUST yield to horses. Hike, bike or ride only on designated trails. POND • It is illegal to disturb, collect or remove fossils, artifacts, plants or animals from public lands. To RR 462 & Tarpley Park Scenic Overlook Residence Denotes trails that are steep and/or rugged. Caution is advised. Single Track Park Boundary Fence Line Trail Courtesy Yield To Boun dary As a State Natural Area, the primary focus of this site is the preservation of the natural environment. Please help us ensure that this special place is not only enjoyed today, but also enjoyed for many generations to come. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. © 2020 TPWD PWD MP P4507-115 (2/20) Group Lodge Double Track (Hike, Bike, Horse Trails) Wilderness Camp Area ks Hollow PLEASE NOTE oun Spanish Oa kB Group Camp Day Use Parking ess Tra Wildern Par Davenport Ranch 122 121 ad ss rne Co unty Ro lde Wi 130 128 129 W. Verde Creek Camp Area l C ar ug Equestrian Camp Creek West Verde on Pa Park 6 21 15 Water Only Sites Chapa’s Group Camp Area de Creek West Ver 3 il 21 Tr a Primitive Campsites Park Boundary He Da Ba y r-O Us e Hermit’s Shack Camp Area Butterfly Springs Camp Area Co Pa d Cou nty Ro a Par N @TPWDparks @texasparkswildlife /texasparksandwildlife Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. PARK RESERVATIONS TexasStateParks.org ParquesDeTexas.org (512) 389-8900 10600 Bandera Creek Bandera, TX 78003 (830) 796-4413 Proud Sponsor of Texas State Parks
180 ' 00 18 ' 1800 1700' 1848' Hill Country State Natural Area Trails Map 1638' 0' 1847' 1700' ' 00 19 1900 ' 1743' 0' 1706' 1700' 0' 150 180 1514' 00 ' 1540' 19 19 00 1922' ' 1902' 180 1867' 1892' ' 1900 1800' 17 00 ' 1853' 10600 Bandera Creek Road Bandera, TX 78003 (830) 796-4413 ' www.texasstateparks.org 1972' 00 16 1953' 18 00 ' 1756' 1881' 1800' 1503' 1853' ' 1500 19 00 ' 18 00 ' 1900' 1885' 1884' ' 1800 1632' 1885' 1853' 0' 1872' 1686' ' 00 18 180 1996' 18 1800' 00 ' 1800' 00 ' 1648' 0' 190 ' 00 17 ' 00 15 0' 1900' 1900' 1561' 1606' 0' 1700 ' ' 00 19 1897' ' 00 16 0' 170 1948' 0' 18 00 ' 1800' 160 1695' 1596' 1490' 0' ' 1800 160 1604' 0' Headquarters Toilet Parking ' 00 15 17 00 Restrooms ' Campground 1710' 1700' Equestrian Camping Group Lodge 160 0' Scenic Overlook Wildlife Viewing 160 1845' 160 0' 1565' 1963' 170 170 160 1900' 1743' LEGEND 1641' 1595' 1924' 0' 1700 ' 18 1588' ' 00 0' 17 180 160 0' 1835' 1505' 180 1892' 180 0' 16 00 ' 1600' 1600' ' 00 16 1695' 1617' 1513' 1600' 1600' 1500' 0' 1561' 1695' 1500' 1528' ' 1600 1434' 1400' 1457' 1484' 150 1500' 0' 1500' 1600' 0' 1500' 160 1500' 1600' 1514' 1597' 0' 140 0' 150 1382' 1575' 1347' 1452' 1730' 1700' 1500' 0' ' 00 160 ' 00 00 ' 15 16 15 1435' 1700' ' 00 13 1715' POINTS OF INTEREST 0' 170 0' 1400' 1501' 140 (GPS coordinates15shown in decimal degrees) 00' 00 ' 0' 16 160 1642' 1625' All trails are shared-use for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Contour intervals are 20 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels16are 00' in 150 0' to a particular use. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. feet. No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or to its suitability 1600' ' 00 16 1500' HERITAGE GARDEN 29.6277° -99.1810° Discover a collection of agricultural implements that will remind us of our ranching heritage. Equine must have proof of negative EIA (Coggins) test within the past 12 months. The form VS 10-11 is proof of testing. ' 00 16 00 ' 1600 ' 1600' © 2020 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4507-0115G (7/20) ' 00 Texas State Parks is a division of1621' the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 1645' 00 ' TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. 14 1600' 1400' 1400' 1264' 1560' In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. 16 COMANCHE BLUFF 13 1290' 00 29.6169° -99.1714° ' Enjoy the view of West Verde Creek from atop this limestone bluff. 14 4 ' 00 14 0' HISTORIC SPRING BARN 29.6287° -99.1771° Spring Barn’s distinctive gambrel 15 00 ' roof is typically associated with dairy farming and hay storage. 150 3 1596' 1600' 1600' 00 ' 1638' 1505' 1500' 1655' 16 1695' 1600' 2 SCENIC OVERLOOK 29.6344° -99.1969° Enjoy panoramic views from a resting bench after ascending to one of the highest peaks of the natural area. 1600' 1 1539'
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Guía de Parques INSTALACIONES Descarga la Aplicacíon Móvil MAPAS ACTIVIDADES texasstateparks.org/app ¡Los niños entran gratis! La entrada es gratis para los niños de 12 años y menores. Encuentra un parque: parquesdetexas.org Contenido Estero Llano Grande SP 2 4 6 8 9 10 18 Actividades y Programas Parques Cercanos Lugares para Quedarse Tarifas y Pases Directorio Mapa de Parques Instalaciones y Actividades BIENVENIDO Rodney Franklin, Director de Parques Texas tiene algunas de las tierras públicas más diversas del país, con una gran riqueza natural y cultural. La vida silvestre está por todas partes, los paisajes florecen con belleza, y la historia es abundante. Sus parques estatales son parte del legado que nos enorgullece. La gente de Texas ayuda a asegurar ese legado para las generaciones futuras al visitar y ser voluntarios. ¡Gracias! Estos más de 630,000 acres exhiben algunos de los grandes tesoros del estado. Los parques nos ayudan a crear recuerdos con la familia y a encontrar consuelo en la naturaleza. Los parques fortalecen las economías locales y unen a las comunidades. Sobre todo, los parques nos permiten pasar tiempo al aire libre para recargar energías, estar saludables y relajarnos a nuestra manera. Les invito a disfrutar de sus parques estatales, explorando lo mejor de Texas con amigos y familia. Los parques están aquí para todos. Nos pertenecen a todos. ¡Visítelos, diviértase y ayude a protegerlos para siempre! Foto de portada: Estero Llano State Park, Chase Fountain © 2021 TPWD PWD BK P4000-000A (5/21) TPWD recibe fondos del Servicio de Pesca y Vida Silvestre de EE.UU. (USFWS por sus siglas en ingles). TPWD prohíbe la discriminación por raza, color, religión, nacionalidad de origen, discapacidad, edad y género, conforme la ley estatal y federal. Para solicitar un acomodo especial u obtener información en un formato alternativo, por favor contacte a TPWD en un Teléfono de Texto (TTY) al (512) 3898915 ó por medio de “Relay Texas” al 7-1-1 ó (800) 735-2989 ó por email a accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. Si usted cree que TPWD ha discriminado en su contra, favor de comunicarse con TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, o con el Servicio de Pesca y Vida Silvestre de EE.UU., Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. De acuerdo con la Ley de Depósito del Estado de Texas, esta publicación está disponible en el centro de Distribución de Publicaciones del Estado de Texas y/o las Bibliotecas de Depósito de Texas. ACTIVIDADES Y PROGRAMAS ¿Qué puedo hacer en los parques estatales? ¡Disfruta de un día de campo, visita un sitio histórico o elige entre muchas otras opciones! Bicicletas Pedalea a lo largo de los parques a cualquier velocidad, en cualquier estilo, con cualquier grupo. Elige las rutas, el tipo de terreno y las distancias que cumplan con tu zona de confort. Caminatas Empieza con un circuito más corto, avanza a terrenos más difíciles o únete a una caminata guiada. Pescar Puedes pescar sin licencia en tantos como 70 parques estatales. Muchos parques ofrecen equipo para pescar a manera de préstamo y eventos especiales para aprender a pescar. Barcos Renta canoas y kayacs y explora uno de los senderos acuáticos en Texas. Nadar Animales Silvestres Acampar Descubre aves, mamíferos y plantas que tienen su hogar en Texas. Muchos parques tienen señalamientos y listados que te ayudan a aprender más. Encuentra un lugar que cumpla con lo que quieres. Prueba nuevas recetas, comparte historias favoritas y disfruta de las estrellas. 2 Más información y reservaciones: parquesdetexas.org Escape del calor en arroyos, ríos, lagos, manantiales, piletas y playas del mar. Tu seguridad en el agua es muy importante. Lleva el chaleco salvavidas. Aprende a nadar. Guarda a los niños. (512) 389-8900 ¡Pregunta en tu parque cuáles están disponibles! Los niños de 12 años y menores entran GRATIS Cielos Estrellados Escapa de las luces de la ciudad y goza de maravillosas vistas del cielo que no encontrarás en ninguna otra parte. Ven a una fiesta de estrellas o toma una excursión de constelaciones auto-guiada. Familias en la Naturaleza Elige un taller o diseña tu propia aventura. ¡Monta una tienda de campaña, cocina al exterior, prende una fogata y juega al exterior! Nosotros te Toma una publicación gratuita de actividades o pregunta por los paquetes gratuitos con los parques proporcionamos todo el equipo. No es necesario tener experiencia. participantes. Usa los binoculares, lupas, libros de bosquejos y libros de guías para explorar el parque. Mochilas para Exploradores Soldados Búfalo de Texas Descubre la historia con cuentos, vestuarios y herramientas. Sigue la pista de un animal, pesca con caña, cocina sobre una fogata, visita los fuertes y más. Adéntrate en las historias de vida de aquellos que sirvieron valientemente en los primeros regimientos Áfrico-Americanos de las Fuerzas Armadas. ! Seguridad en el Parque Ten cuidado con el agua Pr

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