MAPLESA S P E C T A C U L A R F A M I L Y & G R O U P A D V E N T U R E
Explore The Brilliance of The
Natural Area Together
Do you love the outdoors? Better yet, are you a thrill seeker with
an insatiable need to explore, have amazing adventures and do
things that will create life-lasting experiences for you, your family
Well, Lost Maples is one of those places you can experience many
things that will tickle your inner pioneer. There are so many
things to do that you’d be hard pressed to experience in a week-
end, which is why so many folks come back to Lost Maples year
"LOST MAPLES SP IS A
WHOLE LOTTA FUN. I HAD
NEVER BEEN BEFORE, UNTIL
A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. I
WENT IN A GROUP OF 5
PEOPLE, AND WE ALL HAD
AN EXCELLENT TIME
HIKING. I CAN'T SAY IT
ENOUGH, BRING PROPER
HIKING SHOES AND PLENTY
OF WATER! MONKEY ROCK
IS PRETTY KICK BUTT.
DEFINITELY WORTH A
- S a r a M . A u s t i n , T X
W H A T O T H E R S S A Y
F U N T H I N G S
T O D O
N O T R A N K E D I N O R D E R O F F U N , J U S T F U N T O D O : - )
Playing with your dog
Water toys - frisbee, ball, water guns
T h e s c e n e r y i s s o s p e c t a c u l a r i t ' s
h a r d t o b e l i e v e i t ' s r e a l a t t i m e s .
Exploring the nature center
Mountain top Yoga
Lost Maples State Natural Area covers 2,174.2
acres in Bandera and Real counties. It is north
of Vanderpool on the Sabinal River. Purchased
from private owners in 1973 and 1974, the site
opened on Sept. 1, 1979. About 200,000 people
visit the park each year.
Evidence shows that prehistoric peoples used
this area at various times. The Spanish began
exploring and colonizing around here in the
late 17th century.
Apache, Lipan Apache and Comanche Indians
ranged over the land. They posed a threat to
settlement well into the 19th century.
The park showcases many Edwards Plateau
plants and animals.
Lost Maples holds steep and rugged limestone
canyons, springs, plateau grasslands, wooded
slopes and clear streams. The fall foliage of our
large, isolated stand of uncommon Uvalde
bigtooth maples can be spectacular.
The foliage changes color the last two weeks of
October through the first two weeks of
November, depending on the weather. The
park is very popular during the fall and is often
Note: Schedule trips during the weekdays, if
possible, as we only have space for 250 cars.
Look year-round for rare species of birds, such
as the green kingfisher. The endangered black-
capped vireo and golden-cheeked warbler nest
and feed in the park in spring and early
Other wildlife includes gray fox, white-tailed
deer, armadillo, raccoon, bobcat, rock squirrel
About Lost Maples
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays in the fall are
very busy. Come see us during the week to avoid
the crowds. When parking lots are full, the
Natural Area will close for the rest of the day.
Please arrive early and have a back-up plan in
case we are closed. We cannot make
appointments or reservations for day use.
People with camping reservations will be able to
enter during these capacity closures.
Check out Lost Maples Facebook page for
Call (830) 966-3413 for more information.
Explore the sights above Lost Maples at night!
Attend a star party or marvel at the stars on your
own. Search for & check out these free
Sun and Moon Data
National Weather Service forecast
Spot the Space Station
TPWD Stargazing information
TPWD Dark Skies Program
Ready For A
THERE IS SOMETHING GREAT IN BRAVING THE UNKNOWN.
- Unkown Explorer
Ri ver Bl uf f Cabi ns of f er s t he f i nes t f ami l y
vacat i on des t i nat i on i n t he Tex as Hi l l Count r y.
Our wonder f ul l y r us t i c c abi ns ar e nes t l ed al ong
t he gor geous Fr i o Ri ver wher e you c an r el ax ,
have an unf or get t abl e t i me i n t he r i ver or hi t
t he t r ai l s f or an amaz i ng wal k wi t h nat ur e.
Wi t h enor mous 1, 000- year - ol d Cypr es s t r ees ,
t he r ambl i ng r i ver f l ow and unf or get t abl e
s unr i s e or s uns et and r us t i c Tex as Hi l l Count r y
vi ews i t s har d not t o c her i s h t hi s pl ac e.
We have 10 ac r es wi t h s t unni ng mount ai n vi ews
and a baz i l l i on s t ar s over head at ni ght . Gr eat
f or f ami l i es , r euni ons , weddi ngs , gr oup
gat her i ngs and we c at er t o t he l odgi ng needs
of our mot or c yc l i s t f r i ends .
Our cabi ns have f ul l y equi pped ki t c hens , 2
BR/ BA and l ar ger , f r ee Wi - Fi , Di r ec t TV and we
s uppl y l i nens . Don’ t f or get about c hec ki ng out
s ome of t he f i nes t l odges on t he Fr i o Ri ver i n
Enci no Gr ande, The Twi n Cypr es s Lodge or Cas a
Cas cada. I t ’ s not unus ual t o s ee deer and
t ur key r oami ng t hr ough t he s c r eens aver - l i ke
beaut y of t he Tex as Hi l l Count r y. I f you need
any s uppl i es , you c an al ways f i nd t hem i n
near by Leakey, Tex as . So whet her you’ r e
pl anni ng a Summer r i ver vac at i on or a qui et
r et r eat , r emember Ri ver Bl uf f Cabi ns – t he
f i nes t cabi ns on t he Fr i o Ri ver .
STAY AT THE BEST PLACE
Y O U R R E - C R E A T I O N
D E S T I N A T I O N
O N T H E F R I O
F A C E B O O K R E V I E W
P A G E 1 6 / # 7
I A L M O S T H A T E
T O T E L L P E O P L E
H O W N I C E T H I S
P L A C E I S .
I ' M A F R A I D
' E V E R Y O N E '
W I L L W A N T T O
G O T H E R E .
- PAMELA JONES
We've put together an amazing
cadre of resources to plan your trip
on our website. You'll also find some
cool videos to watch, park write ups
and you can also discover the cabin
or lodge you like to stay in.
Plus, we'll provide you a 30% OFF
booking credit when you make a
reservation with FALL30 at River
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