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Leakey

Leakey is in one of most scenic and picturesque areas of the rugged Edwards Plateau.

Leakey

History:

Archaeological excavations show evidence of prehistoric civilizations in the Leakey (pronounced LAY-key) area.At the time of the first Spanish explorers, the game-rich Leakey area was inhabited by Comanche, Apache, and Lipan-Apache Indians. Ranching predominates Leakey today. Native Texan animals include cattle, sheep, and goats. Flocks of registered Angora goats produce prized mohair, a soft, silky fabric.

Tradition:

The Real County Historical Museum includes historic items displayed in period rooms depicting the history of the Real County area.

Recreation and Relaxation:

During the spring and summer, visitors here enjoy tubing the crystal clear waters of the Frio River. In the fall, the tree-covered Leakey hills are covered in a painting like mirage of red and gold hues as the trees shed their summer green.

Camping and hunting are popular with visitors. Game birds and animals include white-tailed deer, wild turkey, mourning dove, quail, squirrel, javelina, rabbits, and raccoons. For more information on hunting in Leakey, please visit https://stepoutside.org/leakey-tx/faq-hunting/.
The Wildlife Art Museum features art of taxidermy, sculpture, paintings and carvings.

Nature:

The location of Leakey itself is an amazing sight to behold. Dramatic canyons cut by the Frio River and the Nueces River have elevations ranging from 1,500 to 2,400 feet deep. Texas rivers, trees, and wildflowers all flourish in this area. The canyons provide a unique view different from the smooth rolling hills in other Texas Hill Country areas.

Garner State Park, located just 10 miles south of Leakey on U.S. 83, provides easy access to the Frio River, among other activities such as camping, hiking, and seasonal music events.

Scenic Drives:

The Hill Country is made up of many small towns connected by beautiful scenic drives. There are gorgeous Hill Country landscapes in almost any direction. Scenic drives are a favorite pastime for many locals, especially during sunset. So crank those windows down, turn up the radio, and fly over those hills!

F.M. 337(East and West):

spans some of the most spectacular scenery in the Texas Hill Country, including wooded steeps and tiny secluded valleys.

-West to Camp Wood leads to river camps on the picturesque Nueces River.
-East to Vanderpool and north on F.M. 187 leads to the beautiful Lost Maples State Natural Area.

U.S. 83 North:

skirts the East Frio River. Twelve miles north, a roadside park offers relaxing picnic facilities and spectacular views of the Texas Hill Country.

Texas 39 East:

along the Guadalupe River to Ingram, Texas and Hunt, Texas is another picturesque route full of gentle winding roads, runaway creeks, and beautiful sunset views.

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There are plenty of opportunities for day trips from the Leakey area.

Enjoy a relaxing drive through the spectacular Texas Hill Country on wide-open roads lined with breath-taking flowers and trees. Relish views only available in the Hill Country. You’ll feel like you’re light years away from a crowded freeway…because you are.

And, you won’t have to pick up and move. No packing and unpacking. You can make yourself at home and still experience a multitude of adventures that are fun for the whole family.

Here are just a few of the possibilities:

Leakey > Concan

17 miles | 20 min

Leakey > Concan

17 miles | 20 min

Leakey > Utopia

24 miles | 28 min

Leakey > Utopia

24 miles | 28 min

Leakey > Vanderpool

16 miles | 23 min

Leakey > Vanderpool

16 miles | 23 min

Leakey > Kerrville

69 miles | 1 hr 55 min

Leakey > Kerrville

69 miles | 1 hr 55 min

Leakey > Concan

17 miles | 20 min

Leakey > Concan

17 miles | 20 min

Leakey > Utopia

24 miles | 28 min

Leakey > Utopia

24 miles | 28 min

Leakey > Vanderpool

16 miles | 23 min

Leakey > Vanderpool

16 miles | 23 min

Leakey > Kerrville

69 miles | 1 hr 55 min

Leakey > Kerrville

69 miles | 1 hr 55 min

Leakey > Hunt

48 miles | 54 min

Leakey > Hunt

48 miles | 54 min

Leakey > Fredericksburg

89 miles | 1 hr 24 min

Leakey > Fredericksburg

89 miles | 1 hr 24 min

Leakey > Luckenbach Texas

99 miles | 1 hr 34 min

Leakey > Luckenbach Texas

99 miles | 1 hr 34 min

Leakey > Comfort

83 miles | 1 hr 14 min

Leakey > Comfort

83 miles | 1 hr 14 min

Leakey > Hunt

48 miles | 54 min

Leakey > Hunt

48 miles | 54 min

Leakey > Fredericksburg

89 miles | 1 hr 24 min

Leakey > Fredericksburg

89 miles | 1 hr 24 min

Leakey > Luckenbach Texas

99 miles | 1 hr 34 min

Leakey > Luckenbach Texas

99 miles | 1 hr 34 min

Leakey > Comfort

83 miles | 1 hr 14 min

Leakey > Comfort

83 miles | 1 hr 14 min

Leakey > Boerne

99 miles | 1 hr 28 min

Leakey > Boerne

99 miles | 1 hr 28 min

Leakey > Bandera

50 miles | 1 hr 3 min

Leakey > Bandera

50 miles | 1 hr 3 min

Leakey > Lost Maples State Natural Area

42 miles | 41 min

Leakey > Lost Maples State Natural Area

42 miles | 41 min

Leakey > Garner State Park

9 miles | 12 min

Leakey > Garner State Park

9 miles | 12 min

Leakey > Boerne

99 miles | 1 hr 28 min

Leakey > Boerne

99 miles | 1 hr 28 min

Leakey > Bandera

50 miles | 1 hr 3 min

Leakey > Bandera

50 miles | 1 hr 3 min

Leakey > Lost Maples State Natural Area

42 miles | 41 min

Leakey > Lost Maples State Natural Area

42 miles | 41 min

Leakey > Garner State Park

9 miles | 12 min

Leakey > Garner State Park

9 miles | 12 min
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