Leakey is in one of most scenic and picturesque areas of the rugged Edwards Plateau.
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.
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.
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.
skirts the East Frio River. Twelve miles north, a roadside park offers relaxing picnic facilities and spectacular views of the Texas Hill Country.
Things To Do
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: