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The Best of Frio Awards-Activities

The Best Of Frio: Activities

Favorite things to do in the Frio River area.

There is so much to do when you visit the Frio River Canyon. Here are some the top places you’ll want to check out.

Friendliest Tubing Company:

Happy Hollow Frio River Outfitters

Enjoy tubing the crystal clear waters of the Frio River. There are some amazing river outfitters in Concan, and Happy Hollow wins the award for the friendliest. Ask Happy Hollow about picking you up and dropping you off from the Highball. Sit back and relax and let them take care of the tubes, river supplies, and transportation.




Outdoor Fun:

Garner State Park

The most visited park in Texas, this beloved park on the Frio River has swimming, hiking, and great views. Rent tubes, paddle boats, SUP, and kayaks. Nightly jukebox dances in summer from 8:30-11 p.m. that locals and area guests love. In the summer, they also have a restaurant, putt-putt, candy shop, and snow cone stand. Jump off rope swings into the river and hike up to the top of “Old Baldy”. We highly recommend that you buy a day pass in advance at




Family Fun:

Buckhorn Grill

Rustic saloon-style bar, dance floor, and restaurant. Grab a burger, pizza, or beer in a laid-back atmosphere. Live music on weekends. Kids of all ages will enjoy their playground, putt-putt, basketball court, volleyball, XBox & PlayStation, cornhole, pool tables, air hockey, swing set, ping pong, & a dance floor. Open Thurs-Sun. Call 830-834-9439 for hours.




Hidden Gem:

Sabinal River Winery

Wine enthusiasts will love the award winning wines at this beautiful winery in a picturesque canyon alongside the Sabinal River. They have a food truck, live music, and are about to open an on-site brewery/bar. Free walk-up samples Wednesday through Sunday, or call 830-966-5131 to set up a private tasting. Located near Lost Maples State Park in Vanderpool.




Best Place to Golf:

Frio Valley Ranch Golf Course

Great course with spectacular views. The greens are in excellent condition and fast. The course itself is a good hill country track for any golfer. New golf carts, free new unlimited range balls, and the bar/patio area has good food and drinks and service. Call (830) 834-9340 for tee time and info. 




Best Live Music:

House Pasture Cattle Company

Texas music at it’s finest. House Pasture has concerts every weekend in the summer with some of the biggest names in Americana, Outlaw, and Texas Country. Previous artists include Willie Nelson, Pat Green, Kevin Fowler, Stoney Larue, Jack Ingram, and Spazmatics. All ages are welcome to this casual outdoor venue which features also a full bar, restaurant, and catering. Visit their Facebook page for their current lineup and a link to purchase tickets.



Best Spot to Hang with Locals:

Friday Nights at the Back Porch Bar at Leakey Inn

Stop by the Back Porch on Friday nights for live music, cold drinks, and good conversation. Locals and area visitors alike enjoy coming together in a friendly atmosphere to listen to local Texas bands. There’s nothing quite like small-town Texas hospitality.





Concan and Leakey are some of the friendliest towns in Texas, and there is so much to do while you are here. What activities would you like to do during your visit Speakeasy Resorts and the Frio River area?

Be sure to stay tuned for more Best of Frio selections!

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